“She’s a Fashion Week standout who rejects the notion that clothes should define you. Come join a four-hour phone call with Erykah Badu.”
“Our friendship survived bad dates, illness, marriage, fights. Why can’t it survive your baby?”
It’s complicated: A tribute to real love stories, in all their weird and chaotic glory.
You’ve heard from the Longreads’ editors, now it’s the turn of our readers.
Five notable personal essays published this year, on friendship, loss, war, endings, and metaphors.
This week, our editors recommend stories by Naomi Gordon-Loebl, Jean Guerrero, Ben Goldfarb, Dan Kois, and Reeves Wiedeman.
“A family bought their dream house. But according to the creepy letters they started to get, they weren’t the only ones interested in it.”
“In a newsletter, the reader is welcomed as a supporter, an ally — or perhaps even a friend.”
“Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen grew up to make New York’s most desirable clothes. But can even perfection survive the pandemic?”
In a progressive New Jersey community, racial solidarity is complicated.