October 19, 2017

Social Q’s: Microaggressions at the Market

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES While I was waiting to check out at the market, an older white woman in front of me turned to the […]
October 5, 2017

Social Q’s: My Friend’s Boyfriend Is Flirting With Me. What Do I Do?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES A good friend’s boyfriend has initiated several online chats with me over the last month. They came across as friendly and […]
September 28, 2017

Social Q’s: Hey Kids! How Young Is Too Young to Get Married?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My boyfriend and I are in college. We’ve dated for two years. We talked about getting married after the first year. […]
September 16, 2017

Table for Three: Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking)

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES Hiking, yoga, reading, prayer, chardonnay (but not Xanax): These are the things, along with family and friends, that helped Hillary […]
September 14, 2017

Social Q’s: My Aunt’s Getting Married and My Mom’s Not Invited

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES I am a 17-year-old with divorced parents. This fall, my aunt (my dad’s sister) is getting married. My brother and I […]
July 15, 2017

Table for Three: Bill Maher and Fran Lebowitz: When Comedy Cuts Deep

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES “No one dies in New York without my speaking,” Fran Lebowitz said, arriving for lunch with Bill Maher in late […]
July 13, 2017

Social Q’s: You Can’t Fight City Hall, Nor Fight About a Wedding There

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES Our son is marrying a terrific woman this summer in Italy. The legal ceremony will be held here at City Hall […]
June 15, 2017

Social Q’s: The Strong, Silent Type Who’s Also a Little Rude

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My husband is a pretty smart guy. But sometimes when I tell him things — about good friends or articles I’ve […]
June 1, 2017

Social Q’s: Parents Won’t Pay for Harvard After a Year Off to Help the Poor

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES I am a high school senior who got into Harvard. I want to go, but I would like to take a […]
May 25, 2017

Social Q’s: When Is It O.K. to Date a Friend’s Ex?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES An old friend dated a really nice guy for a few months, but it fizzled. I definitely felt a spark when […]