Before he was America’s favorite philosopher comic, he was just another comedian out on tour. And she was the journalist he wanted to meet.
In a life of perpetual movement, the moment arrives when you find yourself desperate for stillness.
Call it Kreider’s Law: You can’t be grateful to be alive your entire life. Especially when there’s an arms race going on inside your head.
Better to have loved and lost; best to have written an essay about it. Surviving the Russian melodrama of young love.
The staff choose their most-liked pieces published in 2014: a painting expedition through the Underground Railroad, a personal memory of Vivian Maier, and a restaurant review that isn’t a restaurant review.
Incredible photographs from 10 years of documenting the quickly changing landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, where no two icebergs are alike.
Choosing to spend Thanksgiving alone doesn’t need to mean being lonely. It may even become one of many unanticipated adventures.
A marriage in the digital era begins with an invitation to listen to a record. Rediscovering vinyl, sonic memories, and the joy of sitting down to do one single thing.
All the magic of the Mojave Desert, or the Amazon rainforest, can be found in the salt marshes of New Jersey.
Talking about language is already tough. Try discussing a brand new language via Skype with two hearing linguists, plus another via text, who happens to be deaf, and see what you learn.
A new series where we ask a novelist to eat in a restaurant, then write us something that meets two criteria: 1) it is a restaurant review; 2) it is not a restaurant review.
Asterisks can mean emphasis, doubt, or prudery. In the realms of #vanlife, where expectations are low already, they can also supply the sort of sex that saves lives.