20 years ago, RENT was a hit Broadway musical, Angels in America was required reading in many English Lit classes, and Philadelphia was a Blockbuster Video must-see. But though AIDS continues to be a global health crisis worldwide (including right here in America), the disease has largely retreated from pop culture plot points… and become
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below By the time I find out the future written in my body, my mother has already lost her hair in chemo, so she sits next to me in a wig in the waiting room. The walk from the waiting room to the office seems long. The genetic counselor is asking
Holiday weekends: They’re filled with many dreams — dreams of all the errands you’ll finally get done, how many lazy hours of Netflix you’ll catch up on, and exactly how much Seamless a human can have delivered over a 72-hour period. They’re truly bursting with possibilities. But an evil force threatens the serenity of those
My daughter is having the worst time in high school. She’s 15, and has lost a lot of friends this year. You’ve been through some hard stuff, but you love your life. How do I make her fall in love with her life again? Yes, she’s in therapy. Do you remember high school? I mean,
One friend who recently broke up with her boyfriend looked at the books he left behind on their shared bookshelf, which included Frida Kahlo’s diary and Salt by Nayyirah Waheed. “If I was going home with him now,” she told me, “these books would definitely tell me that he’s a thoughtful man who values reading
Dear E. Jean:First-world problem here: I hate my job! I don’t hate the company I work for, I don’t hate my coworkers, I don’t hate my boss. I hate what I do! I’m an executive assistant. I’m 34, and if I have to schedule one more meeting, pick up another lunch for my boss, or
Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For July, we have Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting In Real Life.. This week, she implores you to stop cutting the doughnuts in the break room into 1/8 sections because
Dear E. Jean:I don’t want to sound mean, but actually, maybe I do: My ex-boyfriend and I run in the same social circles, and he’s an asshole! He’s always between jobs, couch surfing, borrowing money, etc., but somehow he still manages to have tons of smart women after him. I’m not usually one to toot
Malin wears her own uniform and Carrera sunglasses, $149, nordstrom.com When you listen to Rydqvist talk about flying, it’s obvious that “pilot” would have been her childhood dream job. But didn’t see it as an option for herself. “My mum is in aviation and when I was a kid, she’d take me on her flights.
“Jesus had a penis. And wet dreams.” This was the philosophy that inspired Heidi Johnson to found the Pussy Club, a sex-positive group at Duke Divinity School where Christian female students would discuss, among other things, masturbation as a spiritual practice, in 2014. They also gathered to buy sex toys to explore this newfound sexuality.
Modern life means facing decisions again and again. From what to wear to how to address a problem at work, the need to check yes or no is never-ending. Most choices are of the humdrum variety, but some forever change everything that comes after. In an ongoing series titled “All the Difference,” we ask women
Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For July, we have Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting In Real Life. This week, Irby demonstrates how to put a positive spin on everything the ex you refuse to unfriend
Having exhausted my canon of Sex and the City quotes but still thirsty for a script to follow on Tinder, I texted 10 randos using only lines from Game of Thrones, and this is what happened: 1. This Raving Professor Tinder Advertisement – Continue Reading Below How much fun is Berlin if you’re still talking
But my father-in-law had just been disqualified from the bone–marrow transplant because he was too sick to survive the procedure. So with few options remaining, the bubble was disassembled. The gloves and masks were gone; there was no longer a need to keep the home sterile to make sure he would last until the transplant.
It only took seconds to slick a coat of M.A.C’s Russian Red across my lips, but it took full minutes to contemplate how it looked. Lord have mercy, I silently critiqued, angling away from the mirror to take in the full perspective. This is a whole lot of color on a whole lot of mouth.
Dear E. Jean: After ending a six-year affair with a married man (I’m surprised I’m still alive after the biggest crash of my life), I started meeting people online. One guy, the most gorgeous Frenchman ever (my age—36—and single) showed me a lot of attention. He said he’d “found the woman of his dreams.” I
About once a week, my phone blows up from a group text about a thread on Reddit r/Relationships. The public forum is home to anonymous posts about all types of relationships and the problems that occur—cheating, lying, racist grandmothers, ignorant fathers, and once in a blue moon, a post about incest that has a good
I used to take a certain amount of solace in announcing that my ex-boyfriend had cheated on me. Something about publicly owning my role as the injured party helped restore a tiny sense of power and confidence that his actions had initially left me without. It was a simple answer to “why did you two
Dear E. Jean: For 15 years I’ve been seeing the same man. We’re about the same age, and when we’re together we talk about politics and food, our lives and the deaths of people we’ve loved. I’ve been through tough times in my life, and he’s been with me through it all. And he’s always
A current marker of social status is how fast we know about obscure European lifestyles. Hygge is out, friluftsliv is in, and any minute now another adorable way of living that’s hard for English-speakers to pronounce will make its way onto the bestseller list and into furniture catalogs. We propose that lifestyle be Cwtch. Cwtch
Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For July, Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting In Real Life. This week, Irby explains why you don’t have to keep your shitty, “truth-telling” friend around to “keep you humble” or
After Trevicia’s daughter was born, they along with Will moved yet again, this time to eastern Texas. Later, Will made a trip back to Houston, claiming he needed to pick up a few more of their things, but he never returned. Trevicia learned that he’d been having an affair with a 21-year-old neighbor back in
Advertisement – Continue Reading Below My mother thinks I’m crazy. I breastfed for “like, a really long time,” I dress my daughter as a different version of Beyoncé each Halloween, and every time I bathe my girl, I hoist her still-wet frame up in the mirror Simba-style, and together we chant, “Look at this beautiful