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Interpersonal relations

Friends with Benefits

From the essay “Dear Friends,” which was published in the Winter 2021 issue of The Sewanee Review. i have a friend who has never read a single word I have…

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Life After Trump

Reality after trump Tabloids after trump Movies after trump Relationships after trump Manners after trump Imagination after trump Gold after trump Conversation after trump Punctuation after trump Apologies after trump…

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American Dreamers

From posts to the Missed Connections section of Craigslist, where users recount interactions with strangers in the hopes of finding them again. 6 train smile, new york city I just…

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Mr. Jones and Me

From a survey in which participants were asked to rank their agreement with statements about Alex Jones, the host of the right-wing talk show Infowars, from “never” to “all the…

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Occupied Territory

One morning, as I walked on the quiet, mostly wooded King Mountain trail above San Francisco Bay, a dog not much smaller than I and possessed of much sharper teeth…

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The New New Narcissism

By Kristin Dombek, from The Selfishness of Others, a monograph that was published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Dombek is the recipient of a 2013 Rona Jaffe award.

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