The 'Times' Styles section went the extra mile with what the paper's ethics guide calls "fanciful contrived situations." To illustrate Guy Trebay's piece on the state of gay PDA—the gays are anxious about making out in public! But where "were all the same-sex lovers making out on street corners" on Valentine's Day?—they hired two actor-model types to make out around Manhattan. Do gays exist? Also! Are Styles stories any more true if the people they're about are real?

A Kiss Too Far? [NYT]
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