Tag: Modern Love (Times Column)

Tiny Love Stories: ‘How Come You Rarely Told Me You Loved Me?’

Come Back, Cat! One morning the cat didn’t come back. We searched for Lionel most of a summer. We thought his tabby coloring was unique, but we later found his look-a-likes around the corner, at shelters, online. Each time our hearts soared. Lionel! He had been a needed gift for our youngest child. We never […]

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Reads ‘In a Charmed Life, a Road Less Traveled’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Driving to his family’s summer home in Rhode Island, Layng Martine Jr. was delayed by an awful accident. He took a back road to avoid traffic, unaware that he was passing by his wife’s car crash. […]

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Marcia Cross Reads ‘I Placed Him for Adoption at 16. Could We Try Again?’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Meredith Hall began corresponding with her son 21 years after placing him for adoption. The first letter she sent him was heavily edited by the New Hampshire courts. When it arrived, the letter read, “My name […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘I’ve Been Mostly Dead All Day’

Bye Bye “Family” Minivan The “family” minivan — that he said we needed, but that I should buy, for road trips to visit his son in Los Angeles, and his daughter in Santa Barbara, and to take our two boys camping and biking and skiing; the “family” minivan that he encouraged me to purchase just […]

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Jessica Walter Reads ‘At What Age Is Love Enthralling? 82’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher When a man 30 years younger confessed his attraction, Sophy Burnham was surprised — even embarrassed. As an octogenarian, Ms. Burnham knew that sensuality does not just disappear with age, yet she still struggled to believe […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Will You Please Forgive Me?’

Second Time at the Hitching Post Almost 50 years ago, Sue and I hurriedly married to avoid the embarrassment of being unwed parents in seven months. The ceremony remains a blur but the declaration of “Until death do us part” was unforgettable. Five years and two children later, we divorced. A few months ago, I […]

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Zosia Mamet Reads ‘A Tattoo for the Living’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Finishing Thanksgiving dinner, Alana Dakin watched her boyfriend show off his new tattoo: the word “nobody” written in Greek down his forearm. Less than a week later, Ms. Dakin looked for photos of the same tattoo. […]

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘In the Summer, We Sleep Naked’

A Question in the Ashes Our little river cabin caught on fire from grease burning on the stove. Miles away from the nearest Alabama volunteer fire department, we tried to put out the flames with the garden hose. Hours later, amid the blackened walls and stench of burned furniture and plastic, we finally slept. The […]

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Zachary Quinto Reads ‘An Affection Multiplier, With Four Feet and a Wet Nose’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The form at the animal shelter asked Bob Morris a simple question: “Why do you want to get a dog?” Although the answer could have been simple, Mr. Morris was unsure. Was his newfound desire for […]

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John Cameron Mitchell Reads ‘Platonic, Until Death Do Us Part’

Mr. Mitchell wrote and starred in the musical “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” He also recently released a 10-episode musical podcast, “Anthem: Homunculus.” Keep listening after the reading to hear more from him, Mr. Stempler, Mr. Stempler’s “PLP” and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones. More from Modern Love Read the column’s most recent material.

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Our Families Couldn’t Know’

India Is an Ache Landing in Mumbai feels like releasing a breath I didn’t know I had been holding. My husband remembers India as dirt, poverty, noise. I remember aromas of masala-fried pomfret, generosity of gruff cabbies saying, “No madam, you keep the change,” daylong cries of crows, hawkers, doorbells. In America, I play music […]

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Cecily Strong Reads ‘When the Doorman Is Your Main Man’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher This week, the Modern Love podcast revisits the comedian Cecily Strong’s reading of “When the Doorman Is Your Main Man.” In her 2015 essay, Julie Margaret Hogben describes the significant effect her doorman, Guzim, had on […]

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