The Art of Losing Friends and Alienating People

Laura Lippman, admittedly a rotten friend, is bummed by the ways in which friendships end as one gets older.

Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 6, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,147 words)

The Name Change Dilemma

Hannah Howard considers tradition, identity, and love as she navigates the decision whether to keep her name after her wedding.

Source: Longreads
Published: Nov 1, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,420 words)

Beautiful Women, Ugly Scenes: On Novelist Nettie Jones and the Madness of ‘Fish Tales’

Edited by Toni Morrison, the 1983 novel ‘Fish Tales’ by Nettie Jones was supposed to set the literary world on fire. It didn’t.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 23 minutes (5,959 words)

Can We Ever Make It Suntory Time Again?

You can never drink the same whisky twice.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 23 minutes (5,939 words)

Learning from Perimenopause and a Kpop Idol

Struggling with fluctuating hormones, Wendy Gan is inspired by the musician Mino to stop muting herself and return to writing.

Author: Wendy Gan
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 30, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,746 words)

A Woman’s Work: Till Death Do Us Part

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.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 25 minutes (6,450 words)

Book of Lamentations

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.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 28 minutes (7,073 words)

Frenzied Woman

Cinelle Barnes considers how the chaos and discipline of dance kept the disparate parts of her being stitched together.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 25, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,929 words)

My Year on a Shrinking Island

Former baker Michael Mount explores the interplay of community, cookie dough and changing terrain on Martha’s Vineyard

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 25, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,236 words)

I’m 72. So What?

Catherine Texier pushes back against society’s dated ideas about older women, claiming her place among those who are determined to remain vibrant and relevant in the last decades of their lives.

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 23, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,425 words)