A lot of us have new officemates: our partners. Here’s how a relationship can thrive despite the closeness.

NNow that my husband and I have been self-isolating and working together at home for more than two weeks, it’s time for a performance review.

Alex is a highly competent employee with problem-solving skills that make him a leader in the institution. He has a unique ability to work both…


In a new book, scholars unpack the idea of anti-fandom, from ‘Star Wars’ to Martha Stewart to Hillary Clinton

InIn case you didn’t notice, people seem pretty angry lately. There’s the vitriol you see printed on T-shirts and chanted at Trump rallies and the “Can you believe he said that?” tweets and “I know!” replies. There was the torrent of abuse poured on Leslie Jones and the cast of…

“Even though you struggle, it’s about how you bounce back.”

Morris Plains, New Jersey

Medium: You run track. Do you get nervous before meets?

Abigail Gringeri: I mean, yeah, who doesn’t?

How do you calm yourself down?

I kind of just remind myself that I’m always going to have another try. And to be honest, I enjoy the practices more than the meets. They don’t mean so much. You can just chill out with your friends…

“I’m not really sure what I want to do yet.”

Portage, Michigan

Medium: What are your duties as the news editor at your school paper?

Lauren McColloey: We help come up with stories, and then make sure people are keeping up with them.

What do you look for in a good story?

I guess timeliness and what people will be most interested in reading about.

What keeps you up at night?

School. [laughs]

Like your classes or social things?


What’s your hardest class right now?


What are you doing in English?


Speeches are so scary.

I know.

Are you working on a speech right now that you’ll have to deliver?

Yeah, we do our first one on Wednesday.

What is yours about?

I read…

“The U.S. should be somewhere people can come to as a place of refuge and safety.”

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Medium: How did you get involved with the youth group at your church?

Anna Blythe: I’ve been going to UPC [University Presbyterian Church] since I was, like, four years old. That’s where my dad grew up, and I kind of just grew up going to church.

What kind of activities do you do in the youth group?

Well, we meet every Sunday during the school year, and we have dinner…

“Our generation is actually hyperemotional.”

New Orleans, Louisiana

Medium: You were only four years old when Hurricane Katrina happened, but were you at all aware of what was going on?

Annaje Rious: Yeah, I was, because we evacuated, and my parents were honest with me. They told me there was a really big storm coming and that we had to go. I was a little scared, but we had evacuated before for hurricanes, so I thought, it’s…

Anna Peele

Anna has written for The Washington Post Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, GQ, and Esquire. She lives in New York. @bananapeele + annapeele.com

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