friendship

Relationships, uncertainty, and asking for help: Q&A with writer and activist Mia Birdsong

Relationships, uncertainty, and asking for help: Q&A with writer and activist Mia Birdsong

Written by writer, storyteller, and activist Mia Birdsong, How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community gathers interviews, research, and personal stories to explore the process of
My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do?

My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do?

Covid-19 offers parents and teenagers a limited number of unsatisfying options, but partial solutions may be better than no solution at all.
My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do?

My 14-Year-Old Isn’t Social Distancing. What Should I Do?

Covid-19 offers parents and teenagers a limited number of unsatisfying options, but partial solutions may be better than no solution at all.
'A Friend Sent Me a Long List of All the Ways I Suck—What Do I Do?'

'A Friend Sent Me a Long List of All the Ways I Suck—What Do I Do?'

Simply ignoring it and pretending everything is cool won’t do either of you any favors, and is likely to cause more stress for everyone in the long run.
Blindfolded Man Gets Bungee Jump Pranked

Blindfolded Man Gets Bungee Jump Pranked

The fact that this dude willingly accepted a bungee jump scenario, blindfolded, and put all that trust in his friends, is actually pretty beautiful. His mind must've melted in complete confusion when
She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson Gets Real About How the Series Changed Her Life

She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson Gets Real About How the Series Changed Her Life

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has come to an end after five seasons, finishing on a high note that promises a bright future for Adora and her friends—as well as the woman who helped reinvent
She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson Gets Real About How the Series Changed Her Life

She-Ra's Noelle Stevenson Gets Real About How the Series Changed Her Life

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has come to an end after five seasons, finishing on a high note that promises a bright future for Adora and her friends—as well as the woman who helped reinvent
Before the Feminist Revolution, This ‘Messy Experiment’ Nurtured Female Talent

Before the Feminist Revolution, This ‘Messy Experiment’ Nurtured Female Talent

“The Equivalents,” by Maggie Doherty, combines the story of a Radcliffe College institute to support creative women with that of the friendship forged by five early fellows.
The story of Mimi and Brownie, besties for 74 years

The story of Mimi and Brownie, besties for 74 years

Mimi and Brownie became close in 1942 while serving as World War II Army nurses. For 74 years, they remained best friends and talked on the phone every single day. Veena Rao of Pop-Up Magazine shares
Mileena Joins Mortal Kombat 11, Still Isn’t Playable

Mileena Joins Mortal Kombat 11, Still Isn’t Playable

Mortal Kombat 11 features an extensive cast of classic and modern characters, but fan favorite Mileena remains a glaring exception. And while she’s finally set to make a brief appearance in the
Auntie Unfiltered: Friendship, Favors, and Why Molly And Issa Are Trash

Auntie Unfiltered: Friendship, Favors, and Why Molly And Issa Are Trash

Have you been watching this season of Insecure? If you haven’t but you plan to, stop right here, because I am about to spoil it for you. Read more...
“Fourteen,” Reviewed: Dan Sallitt’s Vast Vision of Two Friends and the Fault Lines Between Them

“Fourteen,” Reviewed: Dan Sallitt’s Vast Vision of Two Friends and the Fault Lines Between Them

Richard Brody reviews the film “Fourteen,” written, directed, and edited by Dan Sallitt and starring Tallie Medel and Norma Kuhling.
My Best Friend Asked Me to Be Her Maid of Honor From Across the Country, but It Was Still So Special

My Best Friend Asked Me to Be Her Maid of Honor From Across the Country, but It Was Still So Special

My best friend, Elaina, and I met in seventh grade - me, the quiet new girl starting two weeks late, and her, the studious class clown that made everyone's day more interesting with her quick wit and

My Kids Are Allergic to Video Chats

Many children are struggling to find their footing in the land of virtual friendships, one that involves unfamiliar technology and face-to-face communication skills online.
But Molly Wasn't That Wrong, Though

But Molly Wasn't That Wrong, Though

Is it shady to refuse to do your best friend a favor because of some arbitrary (and fabricated) rubric, like what Molly did to Issa on last week’s episode of Insecure? Yes! Yes, it is! Especially when
“The Afterlife,” by Jonathan Lethem

“The Afterlife,” by Jonathan Lethem

Fiction by Jonathan Lethem: “R. faintly recalled someone, long ago, trying to explain this place to him, the system that prevailed. Of course, he’d paid no attention.”
I'm Social Distancing With My Ex, and This Is What It's Like

I'm Social Distancing With My Ex, and This Is What It's Like

In my romantic history, there were very few times that I made it past the line between "this guy I've been seeing" and "my boyfriend." All of my relationships, or, more commonly, "situationships" were
Social Distancing Made Me Reconnect With an Old Friend, and I'm So Grateful

Social Distancing Made Me Reconnect With an Old Friend, and I'm So Grateful

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has many - including myself - feeling scared, uncertain, and anxious, I've tried hard to find silver linings wherever I can. Social distancing has given me the
This Long-Distance BFF Frame Lets You Light Up Your Bestie's Life With a Single Touch

This Long-Distance BFF Frame Lets You Light Up Your Bestie's Life With a Single Touch

When I moved across the country, I dreaded saying goodbye to frequent hangouts with my best friend. The 2,000 miles between us were intimidating and I worried we would get too busy and lose touch.
Unlikely Friendship Between Cat And Snake Go Viral (Tweets)

Unlikely Friendship Between Cat And Snake Go Viral (Tweets)

We've seen a lot of unusal interspecies friendship but can't recall ever seeing this particular bond...A cat and a snake... friends? Weird, right? Weird but strangely really neat. That's what Twitter