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We've all heard the adage: "Do what you love." But, well, easier said then done, right? It's not like we can all be astronauts just because we love to eat that weird, freeze-dried ice cream, you know? But what is possible—even in this fraught job market that we all find ourselves in—is figuring out how best to follow your dream, whatever that may be. Perhaps your career won't turn out exactly as you'd expect, and...
Illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus Writing about romance is not always easy; far too often a writer drifts into cliché, or is overly cautious of cliché and misses the mark altogether, leaving the reader cold. And yet the best writing that revolves around the concept of love frequently counts as some of the best writing that we’ve ever read. This is probably because the experience of love and romance is one that we’re inclined to want...
The most common question New Yorkers ask each other is, “What do you do?” In this city of overachievers and workaholics, a person’s profession can say a lot about who they are and what they care about. But the second most asked question is, “Where do you live?” This isn’t just geographical curiosity (though, of course, we know... location, location, location), but a New Yorker’s way of saying, “How do you live?” After all,...

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