We’d All Feel Better if We Still Had Flip Phones to Hang Up

The smartphone robbed us of the most satisfying end to any conversation

Rufus Wainwright’s Not-So-Foolish Love

Contentment has been the ruin of many great artists. But Rufus Wainwright wears it well — just like marriage, fatherhood and that fantastic new beard

Why Talking to Strangers Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Mental Health

If we can only break through the awkwardness barrier, striking up conversations at random is the cheapest form of therapy there is

A Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Out of a Conversation

Because telling someone to shut the fuck up isn’t ‘gentlemanly’ or ‘civilized’ or ‘appropriate for a 5-year-old’s birthday party, Brian, Jesus’