The case for getting the shit kicked out of you by love

Why "Love Actually" matters

I wrote this essay for Mother Jones in 2013. It’s the Christmas Eve content I have.

Once upon a time a bunch of Brits got together to make a little film that Americans would bicker about for more than a decade.

Love Actually was released on November 7, 2003, and we have been arguing about it ever since. Some hate it, some love it; some love it when they'…

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