The issue is not whether you get married or decide to lead a single life. Nor is it the type of wedding you plan -- a grand affair or a casual gathering of your nearest and dearest. The conversation I intended to kick off boils down to the following question: Why does society celebrate family units more avidly than individuals? As originally stated, "When will barometers of celebration reflect the growing number of singletons?"
These days, conversations about violence center on gun control, but there's a lesser evil lurking on our television screens. New reality shows romanticizing twisted relationships -- including Investigation Discovery's Deadly Women, Wicked Attraction, and Frenemies -- marry violence and voyeurism.
Last week I attended Crumble, a one-woman play in the kitchen of a private home. Along with 15 random theater enthusiasts, I settled into a stranger's Upper West Side apartment for "site-specific theater" -- a term coined by Laura Hooper and Mark O'Neil, English expatriates in New York.