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 Marxist upbringing, graduating into a recession, and a lineage of missed opportunities make a brutal combination.
Three near-drownings elucidate the wisdom of a 17th-century guide to swimming safety and technique.
After moving from a state that recognizes same-sex marriage to one that doesn’t, a couple’s marriage becomes a partnership, and they are suddenly forced into new roles.
When a genetic disease looms, we’re more like our parents than we’d like to believe—and when we become parents, that fear only grows.
Living out of a van, without an address to pin you down, can be blissful and carefree, and occasionally miserable. But the same goes for love.
Drawing inspiration from those who went before, and those still to come, in the waitress wars.
A court order is found buried in a desk. A private detective is hired. But tracking down a doppelgänger is not the same as confronting one.
Even someone who writes erotica for a living has to find ways to get through moments of shame.
Years go by easier when there are 2,000 miles separating a father and son. Then an American flag turns up in your lap.
Returning to America after five years in the Middle East calls for a no-sleep jaunt back to Beirut for drinking, partying, and tying up loose ends.
After a death in the family, a precious musical instrument must be transported a thousand-plus miles. Should it break, a lot more is at stake than just music.