Happy 30th Anniversary to a Man and a Woman!

Last Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the marriage of Paul Hewson and Ali Stewart. If those names aren’t familiar to you, then you’re probably not much of a U2 fan.

Here’s an article about the two of them published last year at this time.

(Wow. Looking at this picture, I can suddenly imagine Carey Mulligan playing Ali in a movie.)

And in their honor, here’s one of my favorite songs by a guy named Bono, who’s been “married” to his band for several decades too. (In fact, this is my favorite track from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, a song that they have sadly neglected in their live performances.)

Let them be examples to us all. (Anne and I are 14 years behind them, and gaining fast…)

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • StuartB

    They did do one live performance of A Man and a Woman, or at least Bono and The Edge did…anniversary concert from the Clinton Library or something…

    • Jeffrey Overstreet

      Yeah, I remember that. It was cool to see that they remember the song, but it was nothing like the full-band live version I can imagine them delivering.


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