Modern Love 13

November 25, 2017

Modern Love: Love to Love Ya Baby

Modern Love By JACQUELINE WOODSON One night when I was 15 years old, I stood in the center of Studio 54 and watched Grace Jones descend […]
November 24, 2017

Modern Love: Winning the College Contest Means Everything Is Rosy, Right?

Advertisement Modern Love has held four college essay contests over the last 10 years. We checked in with two winners to see how telling their stories […]
November 13, 2017

Modern Love: The Secret of Modern Love

Advertisement “She dumped me.” That’s the first line of the first Modern Love column, published on Oct. 31, 2004, and it’s a tale of heartbreak, obsession […]
November 10, 2017

Modern Love: Your 13-Word Love Stories

Advertisement Most of the essays we publish in Modern Love are about 1,500 words, and most of their authors could probably wax on longer if space […]
November 7, 2017

Modern Love: On the Path to Empathy, Some Forks in the Road

Modern Love By DAVID FINCH A few months before our 11th anniversary, my wife, Kristen, marched into the bathroom I was in and told me that […]
November 7, 2017

Modern Love: Dear David’s Wife, Can You Diagnose My Husband, Too?

Modern Love By KRISTEN FINCH Dear Kristen, I read your husband’s essay. I know my husband has Asperger’s, too, and I’m miserable. Two questions: 1) How […]
November 7, 2017

Modern Love: The 13 Questions That Lead to Divorce

Modern Love By CRAIG BALDO “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” which highlighted the 36 questions that one psychologist says can lead to love, […]
November 7, 2017

Modern Love: We Were in Our 20s and We Didn’t Have a Clue

Modern Love By PETER ORNER Always hard to believe the ways details vanish. Even what John Cheever once called the marvelous skulduggery of illicit love, time […]
November 7, 2017

Modern Love: Looking for the ‘Bad Mother?’ She’s Still Here

Advertisement It was 2005 when Ayelet Waldman declared in Modern Love that she was the only one in her Mommy and Me class who was still […]
November 7, 2017

Modern Love: Mom: ‘Is He Jewish?’ Me: ‘No.’ Mom: ‘Is He Smart?’

Modern Love By PAUL RUDNICK After I first met John on a Manhattan dance floor, I called my mother, Selma, and told her that I’d begun […]