I Eat Meat. Why Was Killing My Own So Hard?
This night is different from other nights. Last week I was huddled in a foggy parklet listening to triple-vaxxed friends crow about
The Adele of Audiobooks
There are a lot of voices in our heads these days, some more welcome than others. “I’m kind of on a Julia
What Went Wrong with the iPhone Purity Pledge?
Brooke Shannon, a mother of three in Austin, Tex., was traumatized by what she witnessed one day in 2017 while driving by
Who Wants a Hotel With a Hallway Anyway?
As for many Americans, motels, for me, have typically been a lodging of convenience. Not places I specifically seek out per se, but
A Family That Runs, Really Fast, Together…
Leap Day, February 29, 2020. Sara and Ryan Hall are in the backseat of an Uber, sitting in traffic—and silence—in downtown Atlanta.
Can California Tourism Survive Climate Change?
“Want to go camping in October?” a friend texted in August. Somewhere pretty, she suggested. Big Sur? “Yes, but …” I replied,
When the Techies Took Over Tahoe
They just kept coming. The day-trippers, Airbnbers, second-home owners, and unmasked revelers. Unleashed after California’s first statewide COVID-19 lockdown ended in late
The Grapefruit Spoon Makes Life Easier
We had two grapefruit spoons when I was growing up. Stragglers, clearly, from somewhere. They sort of scared me: With their sharp
The Cut: Can I Interest You in a Dogshare?
Maybe I’m a monster, but all the posts of pandemic puppies have annoyed me. As have the calls from friends that precede
Instagram’s Most Fascinating Subculture? Women Hunters.
It’s a dry January, which means two things on this girls’ trip to central Arizona: we’re all skipping the margaritas tonight, and
It’s Jewish! It’s Nostalgic: It’s Camp!
As if on cue, the first camper I meet is a guy named Josh: a nice, 27-year-old Jewish boy with kind eyes,
In 2019, Men Named Their Restaurants After Women
Like snakeskin skirts and reusable straws, grandmothers dominated 2019. Italian grandmas, Jewish grandmas. German grandmas. Russian grandmas. Real-life inspirations all, behind many of