Columnists and Letters

How to Rub Editor Paul Hagen the Wrong Way

It was on an assignment nearly 15 years ago that I received my first massage. Reviewing a new spa, I was sent for a massage and facial. Though I had no other professional massage...

What Happens When Self-Expression Turns Domineering?

Kevin learns that, though interior design can be a wonderful way to let people know who you are, it can also be a way others try to keep you from doing so. I recall learning early...

DIARY: Don’t Tell Wade to “Dress His Age”

After Wade gets mistaken for an unexpected celebrity, he reflects on how his evolving relationship with fashion allowed him to take it in stride. I was about to cross a street in...

Paul Hagen Bridges the Divide Between Fear and Brooklyn

There’s something romantic about the idea of bridges. Like most great relationship stories, they are essentially about overcoming obstacles to bring people together. Recently...

FROM ROB: Passion Is Where You Find It

Our travel issue presents a great opportunity to think about the journeys we take — both those past and those still ahead of us. This is always one of my favorite issues,...

Living in a Tourist Destination? Careful What You Wish For

From living in two popular destinations, Wade learns to loathe tourists — until one of them finally reminds him why he moved there in the first place. If I ever end up on an...

Sydney Summer: One Sure Way to Beat ‘the Seattle Freeze’

When he heads Down Under for a break from winter weather, Kevin also finds himself charmed by the sunny dispositions of his new Aussie pals. At the end of 2008, my partner Ray and...

Journeys to the Past

When wondering where to venture on my next vacation, I have often considered whether I could visit someplace that would allow me to explore part of my family history....

That Moment You Realize: Top of the Ladder, Wrong Wall

Kevin gets caught in the turnstiles of Hollywood’s fame game, but he’s left wondering if there’s really any value in being known by the well-known....

DIARY: Let Me Entertain You

Faced with underwhelming attendance at his earliest readings, Wade resorts to a variety of attention-getting gimmicks to engage the masses. At one of my first author events, a...

When Newspapers Vanish, Where Does the News Go?

When I was a kid, the newspaper was delivered to our door every day; my parents would unfold it at the table and make their way through it, section by section....

People We Love 2016: President Barack Obama

The Human Rights Campaign lists over 100 advancements on behalf of LGBT people that took place under the administration of our forty-fourth president. He had a direct hand in...