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What Books Have You Read Lately?

Are you reading anything good right now? I just finished a book, and it was kind of strange… The book is Rodham, the latest from Curtis Sittenfeld. The novel follows Hillary Rodham — yes, that Hillary Rodham — from her days as a Yale law student to the

Have a Lovely Weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We have been making our own pizza with dough from the neighborhood pizzeria. We always choose pineapple as a topping, and it tastes perfectly sweet with the salty cheese. (Who’s with me?) Hope you have a good one,

11 Feel-Good Reader Comments

We’ve been on the lookout for all the pick-me-ups lately, from cheerful songs to what readers are wearing at home. So, without further ado, here are 11 comments on heartwarming moments… On a helping hand: “I went into labor early with my second child while my husband was

Have You Heard From Anyone Surprising Lately?

The other day, I got an email I could hardly believe… Actually, I’m getting ahead of myself. The text of the email was rather ordinary. It was the sender that blew me away. There, nestled in between promotions from every company I’ve come in contact

5 Things I Want to Tell My White Friends

Dear White Friends… When I first started getting all of your text messages and DMs and phone calls in the days after George Floyd’s death, I was incredibly touched, if also a little bit surprised. Each death or act of violence against a black person

What Songs Do You Find Comforting?

When I was in middle school, I was forbidden to listen to… …anything other than Christian music. Still, pop punk was having a moment, and because those tunes were forbidden, that made me want them all the more. Every day after school I’d take off

What’s Your Venn Diagram Overlap?

Every night I like to scroll through Instagram, looking for anything I missed that day and the best Tik Tok compilations. One night on the couch, laughing my head off, I looked over at my boyfriend Steven and asked what he was reading about… Like

Have You Ever Been to Therapy?

Reader question: How did you decide that therapy was the right choice for you? Abruptly returning home to California has forced me to reflect on my life here before I left for school, and I find myself spiraling into self-loathing as I realize that I