Four dogs and a fire
Coming home at night to a rural home can give the past a second wind, but let it be a short one.
Candles or cuffs?
A relationship begs dozens of questions, but sexual compatibility (and talking about it) may be foremost among them.
The joy of a sunny day
For a farm-dweller in Le Marche, October two-in-a-day earthquakes, big shocks in a season of rattling, hit far too close to home.
For those who can't stand big-store Christmas shopping, try the artisanal alternative — and then make cookies.
Hillary Clinton has been accused of many things, but her handling of defeat was exemplary.
“Winners” and “losers”
The U.S. election was heavy on rage and repression, but one side's "inner" tone set it apart.
Foer and Abraham
Jonathan Safran Foer's "Here I Am" focuses on Jewish identity while gradually widening the lens.
Spain's supreme court recently struck down a Catalan ban, but one animal rights activist remains unmoved.
It’s all about Alfie
How the presence of a small dog in a hallowed place among new refugees can change night to day.
Once upon a time, a dilemma was a place, but where exactly was it located?
On Black Friday and cats
When consumer clutter and online complaining gets in the way of birthdays, it's time for a cat with a pencil.