on February 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm Mollie Murphy and Tim Curran, married assistant professors in the Communication Studies department, arrived to their interview shortly after taking their dogs on a walk. The simplicity and beauty of this personal time together, pets in tow, defines their relationship, which is built on friendship and time. Though their degrees have the same label, Murphy and Curran both have different concentrations in their respective studies. Murphy studies the rhetoric of social justice activists, while Curran studies interpersonal relationships and health. Their studies and personal desires for education eventually brought Curran and Murphy to pursue their Masters degrees at the University of Montana. “You always say its because our desks were next to each other,” Curran said jokingly to Murphy. While in their Master’s program, they got to know each other inside and outside of the classroom, spending a lot of time together in a group of students. … [Read more...] about Mollie Murphy and Tim Curran: A USU love story
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By Rich Archbold | [email protected] | Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: November 3, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: November 3, 2018 at 7:01 am In a morning ritual, Dan Schuck would place water in a glass and ask his partner, Jill Messick, whether the glass was half filled or half empty. It was their way of dealing with her mental health issues and helping both of them deal with life’s challenges. For most of his life, Schuck had been talking to people about lessons learned by discussing the age-old question about whether or not a glass is half filled or half empty. In Messick, he found a soulmate who helped him shape his ideas about “The Question.” So much so that he was preparing a homemade version of a children’s book for grown-ups, “A Glass…Half Empty or Half Full” with cut-out pictures, staples, glue and drawings he created himself. As a surprise, he was going to give it to Messick as a gift on Valentine’s Day. Tragically, Messick, 50, a movie … [Read more...] about Rich Archbold column: Tragic love story – Is the glass half full or half empty?
Movie review A love story told in the empty spaces between the scenes, Pawel Pawlikowski’s mesmerizing “Cold War” takes place over a span of 15 years. Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), a musician, meets Zula (Joanna Kulig), a singer, in bleak 1949 Poland; he’s music director of a youth folk ensemble for which she auditions. Their eyes meet, and off we go: to Berlin, Yugoslavia, Paris, and back to Poland again, as the years go by and their relationship bobs up and down like a ship in rough waters. They are very different — he’s quiet and introspective; she’s tempestuous — but seem meant to be together even as life conspires to keep them apart; she is, he tells someone midway through the film, “the woman of my life.” Like Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winning 2014 film “Ida,” “Cold War” is shot in black and white, and cinematographer Lukasz Zal finds a chilly, etched beauty in every frame; you’re struck by how snow … [Read more...] about ‘Cold War’ tells a mesmerizing love story through music, chilly beauty and empty spaces
Joanna Kulig’s work in “Cold War” is one of those rare cases, like Keisha Castle-Hughes in “Whale Rider” or Giulietta Masina in “Nights of Cabiria,” where the movie seems to have found literally the one person in the world who could play the part. The Polish actor has done lots of stuff — she was in “Cold War” director/co-writer Pawel Pawlikowski’s last movie, the Oscar-winning “Ida” — but her performance as Zula is so powerful and erotic and nuts that it doesn’t feel like a performance at all. If Kulig, who resembles Jessica Chastain, were American, Hollywood would be offering her everything. It’s like Europe is the world’s smallest town in “Cold War,” which is on this year’s foreign film Oscar shortlist. The movie skips from one capital to another over 15 years, showing us Zula and Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) bumping into each other again and again in a relationship so … [Read more...] about Short-listed for the foreign film Oscar, Polish “Cold War” is a doomed love story
<p>Samantha Pogue/News Tribune </p><p>Tom and Mariia Wade’s love story of utilizing modern technology to enhance their friendship and blossoming long distance relationship is one that has inspired others to fine love at all stages of life.</p> "Patience, trust and a little bit of magic." This makes the perfect foundation for a romantic love story fit for the silver screen or in the pages of a novel. However, these things also helped a 65-year-old Ukrainian woman and 72-year-old Jefferson City man meet by chance while living on either sides of the world, develop a strong friendship and fall in love. A computer error on a dating website and a window of opportunity introduced Mariia and Tom Wade, but modern technologies of email and Skype allowed them to communicate long distance for two years before meeting in person. They faced obstacles in traveling to meet face to face, but their courage and perseverance proved love truly conquers all, with the couple … [Read more...] about Mariia and Tom Wade: A real love story