“There’s a growing crisis in our social lives. Could the cure be this simple?”
Lucky’s Last Run
“One dog and two complete strangers set out to run across America.”
The (Other) French Chef
“Julia Child’s collaborator Simone Beck has lingered as an object of pity in public memory. But maybe Beck didn’t want stardom at all.”
Me and You
Two friends, Hurricane Katrina, a suicide, and the pain and beauty that holds us all together.
I Miss it All
Against the commodification of community.
Why Can’t We Be Friends
“Podcasts and other forms of ‘parasocial’ media reframe friendship as monetized self-care.
How Does the Story End?
“How other people live is pretty much all I think about. Curiosity is the rock upon which fiction is built.”
Why I Paid Tenfold to Buy Back the Rights for Two of My Books
Kiese Laymon on revision, radical friendship, and community.
‘Let’s Reset’: A Career Social Distancer Mends Some Fences
Coronavirus inspires Sari Botton to reach out to family and friends she’s fallen out with.
How I Got My Shrink Back
An entanglement with her shrink-stalking protege teaches Susan Shapiro something about forgiveness.