The longtime crew has been all around New York together and witnessed the city remake itself time and again. What’s endured is its members’ bonds with one another.
In a year without access to queer spaces, one writer considers the importance of the bonds they helped form.
Though she’s best known as a playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks is always looking to evolve as an artist — and derives a particular joy from performing her songs with and for others.
The artist Ai Weiwei is inspired by the resilience and self-contentment of his beloved cats.
How a group of Black British actors have supported one another’s careers and bonded over shared experiences.
Two artists who’ve stayed close, even as the terms of their relationship have evolved.
For three years, the comedian Bowen Yang found community at Bubble_T, New York’s roving hub for queer Asian nightlife. Then the pandemic hit.
Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny got to know each other while making films in the late ’90s, when they were both coming up as actresses. They’ve been inseparable ever since.
The rising star and established icon who’ve discovered they have a lot in common.
After a year apart, the Afro-Brazilian musicians Larissa Luz, Luedji Luna and Xenia França are looking forward to a reunion.
With good friends, as with great art, our sense of the world is challenged and transformed.
Teenagers and tweens will be fine, experts say — if adults model resilience.
For some men, long-term, meaningful relationships are harder to build and maintain into adulthood.
The pandemic shrank many social circles to a skeleton crew. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
The thought of suicide is terrifying, but we have to make talking about it a part of everyday life.
What the absence of day-to-day connections showed us about how we spent our days.
In this year of sorrow, plunging into the water has been essential for me and for my friend with cancer.
At the Duke Lemur Center, an innovative plan to keep the animals social late in life: pair them with lemurs of another species.
Overcoming shyness and isolation via notes, pictures and a pine cone.
Even a cancer death like my friend’s is subject to one of the most brutal cruelties of the pandemic: Being apart.
Don’t try to change someone else’s mind. Instead, help them find their own motivation to change.
Our grandson’s friends don’t socialize safely, so we don’t want him to see them. How do we keep his anger about it from causing chaos in our home?
In “We Need to Hang Out,” Billy Baker dissects the perils of isolation and the very real struggle to connect.
The coronavirus pandemic has profoundly disrupted some social circles. Here’s what experts and new pals have to say about making, and maintaining, pandemic friends.
Social bubbles have helped us cope with the restrictions of Covid-19. For today’s Well Challenge, look to your pandemic pod to inspire and motivate you toward a healthier and happier life.
Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.
The pandemic gave us an unwelcome chance to find out what we missed, what we could do without — and how much risk we are willing to take.
A 4-year-old girl coping with the loneliness of the pandemic created a tiny garden, and kindled an unlikely friendship with an enchanted neighbor who moved into her tree.
Support networks with other men can help fend off the loneliness and isolation many men experience.
Running into friends on the street has gotten a lot more complicated.
Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.
Readers reflect on the change brought on by the pandemic.
While young children may not be able to articulate the difference, they value deep friendships over casual connections.
Going through a box filled with memories prompted me to find people I hadn’t spoken to in decades. Am I the only one whose social life has improved during the lockdown?
This movie about inseparable tweens and the grown-ups they became was dismissed in 1995. Today it’s cherished by waves of new fans for the weight it gives their stories.
Older male chimps follow a pattern that researchers also see in humans, preferring to have positive relationships with a few good friends.
A future without chats in the office kitchen seems pretty lonely.
Maintaining our own emotional equilibrium is essential if we’re to be fully present for our companions.
Finding emotional support during a crisis often means turning to long-established networks already built for distance.
What you gain with remote work — increased flexibility and productivity — comes at the expense of interacting and socializing with colleagues in person. Here are some tips to help deal with that.
These male monkeys lived longer if they socialized with females, with or without benefits.
‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no ideal situation. If there were, we’d all be doing it.’
Check in, but not too much.
The creation of coronavirus bubbles and pandemic learning pods can ease loneliness for some, but make others feel rejected.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what vices we should forgive in a friendship — and what we shouldn’t.
New financial hardships may be hitting those closest to you. It doesn’t have to be awkward.
Right now, we have an opportunity to help our kids take a hard look at their friendships, including friends they may want to leave behind.
Instead of just agreeing to a request while letting the disdain slowly build, make a well-informed decision.
Those bonds forged when you have babies don’t always last.
It’s understandable to want to rekindle a lapsed friendship, but experts say you should think about what your intentions are before you reach out.