After a decades-long standoff with the last resident of a communal apartment, a private museum has finally opened in Brodsky’s shared home in St. Petersburg, a rare grass-roots victory in Russia.
You can’t assume you know how your friend will feel about these questions. Your first step should be to find out.
Covid-19 has forced us to take a close look at our lives. Many of us don’t like what we see.
Readers react to Ross Douthat’s invitation to “think yourself into” religious faith. Also: Working mothers; how to make friends.
Marissa Meizz became a TikTok meme after her friends excluded her from a birthday party. She decided to do something about it.
It turns out that there is a bizarre absence of fully realized human beings in my sons’ fictional worlds.
Here are a few tips to help motivate those around you to persevere and succeed.
And: Legally married at last.
If you’re emerging from the pandemic in better financial shape than before, ask yourself this: What will you spend to renew your bonds, and how will you do it?
Lonely after emerging from quarantine or in a new city? Apps, private clubs and social networks are ready to fix you up with a new bestie.
The pandemic has been the psychological workout of their lives. The next few months can be a time of recovery.
Re-entry offers an opportunity to choose which relationships we wish to resurrect and which are better left dormant.
After Covid, a better life is possible.
So do most people, a recent study found. Plus: amblypigids, a company called Covid, and other staff recommendations in the weekend edition of the Science Times newsletter.
Yes, you really need to start seeing other people.
A new study questions that figure, known as Dunbar’s number. The Oxford professor for whom it is named, Robin Dunbar, dismissed the findings as “absolutely bonkers.”
“Parasocial relationships” explain why you think influencers are your pals.
Some people are taking their friendships to the next level by saying “I do” to marriages without sex.
Most social obligations would be best left in the Before Times.
You don’t need to rekindle your friendship with your kid’s soccer teammate’s father if you don’t want to.
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.
An artist and a writer who, despite being at different stages of their lives, have forged a deep bond.
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.