Laura Lippman, admittedly a rotten friend, is bummed by the ways in which friendships end as one gets older.
Hannah Howard considers tradition, identity, and love as she navigates the decision whether to keep her name after her wedding.
Edited by Toni Morrison, the 1983 novel ‘Fish Tales’ by Nettie Jones was supposed to set the literary world on fire. It didn’t.
You can never drink the same whisky twice.
Struggling with fluctuating hormones, Wendy Gan is inspired by the musician Mino to stop muting herself and return to writing.
In the fifth installment of her illustrated essay series, New Yorker cartoonist Carolita Johnson considers the emotional and physical labor required of women as their loved ones die.
In a collaboration between Longreads and Columbia University Journalism School’s The Delacorte Review, Michael Shapiro returns to Israel after 35 years to visit a grave and find a country.
Cinelle Barnes considers how the chaos and discipline of dance kept the disparate parts of her being stitched together.
Former baker Michael Mount explores the interplay of community, cookie dough and changing terrain on Martha’s Vineyard