adulthood

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…

By What Age Should You ‘Have Your Life in Order’?

Unfortunately, there are no puberty-adjacent symptoms that correspond with getting your life together. You don’t start growing hair under your arms when it’s time to…