Life & Love

Early in my new novel, We Were Never Here, there’s a scene that was hard for me to write—it skates too close to a truth that fills me with anxiety and shame. In it, Emily, a twenty-something woman on vacation in Cambodia, brings a hot South African backpacker back to her hotel room… I discovered
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Central PressGetty Images The past 16 months have taken so much from all of us: time, loved ones, income, joy, too many restaurants to count. I managed to make it through the worst stretch of the pandemic relatively unscathed, which is to say I only caught a light case of COVID-19, transferred all my friendships
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Over the last year, our worlds became small. Instead of planning an exotic escape to Iceland or plotting stops on a cross-country road trip, our travels were limited to walks around the neighborhood—or just from our couch to the kitchen. But as our lives open back up, all we want to do is cash in
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Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould Entering the 1970s, Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould were the definition of a Hollywood power couple—she’d just found success with Funny Girl and Hello Dolly!, while he was starring on M.A.S.H. But in the early ’70s, they went their separate ways.
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In July 2019, I tasted dal, the South Asian equivalent to chicken soup, for the first time in four years. The red flat oval lentils, eerily similar to the microscopic imagery of the red blood cells that my anemic body lacked, floated in a spiced broth that thickened after cooking for hours in a metal
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With the world on pause and sheltered in place, now is the time to dream. Yes, we will travel again—but for now, it’s all about wanderlust. Whether you’re dreaming of a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf, or spending this time at home to dream up the trip of a lifetime, a pristine beach is
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For over a year now, with venues worldwide largely closed due to COVID-19, performers of all kinds have been forced to experiment. A string quartet in Barcelona played for 2,300 potted plants at the Liceu Grande Theatre, while a strip club in Portland experimented with drive-through go-go dancers. Still, unemployment rates for performing artists skyrocketed,
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Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary She became an Iranian queen when she married Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in 1951. The daughter of a German mother and a father who was a member of Iran’s powerful Bakhtiari family, Queen Soraya was the Shah’s second wife and later became an actress. She went on to star in two films, I
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Where do things with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stand after weeks of reporting about the pair imminently pursuing a divorce? According to E!, they aren’t talking, and Kardashian is now extremely “stressed” about the situation, Entertainment Tonight‘s source added. E!, Entertainment Tonight and People all ran new reports yesterday about the state of the
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