Love Letter: Single, Yet Enjoying the View of Marriage

Shubnum Khan, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, is 36 and single. Given that she was expected to be married by 25, this is not quite the future she had imagined. And yet she loves her life, and the different type of domestic contentment she has found with her parents, who still make each other — and her […]

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Is It the Weekend? Not Until He Says So.

In a scene from “Saturday Night Live,” the English actor Daniel Craig stares into the camera and flops his arms halfheartedly, as if he meant to raise them above his head but got tired halfway. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Weeknd,” he says, announcing the episode’s musical guest: the Canadian pop star Abel Tesfaye. The studio audience begins to cheer. These […]

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How Can I Make Shorts Chic?

I have shied away from shorts most of my life for anything except running or sports, yet have recently discovered high-waisted wide leg shorts, which are both comfortable and flattering, especially in the heat. However, I feel matronly if I pair a basic T-shirt or tank top with this style. How can I elevate my shorts game beyond weekend or […]

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Love Letter: A Temporary Teen Marriage

By Miya Lee Many people vow to avoid their parents’ mistakes when raising their own children. For Stephanie Grant, a professor and the author of this week’s Modern Love essay, that meant permitting her 13-year-old daughter to enter into a temporary marriage. [Like this newsletter? Sign up to receive it in your inbox.] We want to hear from you. We […]

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Better Apart, Then Together Again

It was an awkward first encounter. In March, 2011, when Jennifer Chu was 19 and the single mother of three-year-old daughter Orianna, she was introduced to Charonton Barber, a 2002 U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Feeling insecure because Orianna’s father had been Ms. Chu’s only previous relationship, she was unusually quiet when Mr. Barber entered the Prado Spa & Salon in […]

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What’s Next for ‘Jeopardy!’ Fans?

After Mike Richards quit his new gig a mere nine days after being announced successor to Alex Trebek, the iconic host of “Jeopardy!” who died in November of last year, fans were left in limbo. His decision to step down came after The Ringer revealed Mr. Richards’ past offensive and sexist remarks made years ago on a podcast. It was […]

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Kamala Harris, in Southeast Asia and in Uniform

Any solo international trip of the first female vice president of the United States and the country’s first female vice president of color would, in normal circumstances, invite first-degree scrutiny. Not just of her speeches and joint news conferences, but of her ceremonial appearances. Emphasis on the last word. After all, as a pioneer and one of the rare women […]

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OnlyFans Reverses Its Decision to Ban Explicit Content

It is hard to overstate the degree to which OnlyFans reversed the general downward trajectory of being an adult entertainment performer. Before the subscription service arrived in 2016, so-called tube sites — video platforms that aggregated stolen pornographic content, disseminated it for free, and sucked up revenue from banner and video ads — drove many of the biggest studios out […]

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Laughing All the Way to the Wellness Industry

At first glance, “Poog,” a podcast about the wellness industry, seems to be a gag. The name is Goop spelled backward, after all. Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak, the comedians who started the podcast in November, are equal parts irreverent and earnest on subjects like face yoga, colonics, optimizing one’s potential during menstruation, lymphatic drainage and crystals. The premise of […]

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Taking the Plunge After a Farmhouse Sauna

In February 2018, Anne Catherine Bredin thought she’d had a great first date with John Francis Greey Brandon. After matching in the 98th percentile on OkCupid, the couple met at de Mole, a Mexican restaurant near Ms. Bredin’s apartment in Sunnyside, Queens (Mr. Brandon lived in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). Later, as they walked to the nearby Maggie Mae’s Bar, they shared […]

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