adulthood

‘Funny People’ Depicts a Comedy World That No Longer Exists

About midway through Funny People, a comedy about comedians, George Simmons is giving a toast at a Thanksgiving dinner that’s being held at the apartment…

Grocery Shopping on Sunday Is the Most Extreme Part of Adulthood

Buying groceries? In this economy? Many of us, I’m sure, would rather not. Even if you’re super-excited to give that new recipe from your favorite…

In Praise of the Female Dirtbag

There’s this scene I keep thinking about in the second season of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s masterfully acerbic BBC comedy about a single, early 30s, unnamed…

This Is What It’s Like to Trick or Treat by Yourself as a 40-Year-Old Man

The phrase “trick or treat” sounds diabolical when uttered by an adult — something I and an older Jewish man realized simultaneously when he opened…