Posts Tagged: love

Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Stop Thinking About How It Felt to Dance Drunk With Him at Midnight?

Previously: "I'm In the Middle of a Stressful Program in a New Career Field"

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She's taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at


Ask Baba Yaga: All I Want Is So Desperately to Be Good

Previously: "She Won't Date Me"

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She's taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at


Too Far-Out to Love?

"I know Liz thinks she loves him, but there's more to marriage than long hair."

Doubt it. Although vintage romance comic book treasure trove Sequential Crush presents a convincing argument with 1970's "His Hair Is Long and I Love Him," a tale of love, money, music, and misunderstanding.

See you on the flip side, Sequential Crush.


“They should let them marry.”

“When we rent the apartment out, we don’t know these people are gay or not,” he said. “Equal treatment to everybody. And when I know them more, I noticed they take care of the apartment very well, nice and clean, very polite, and pay the rent on time more than other people. I started to feel gay people were very good. And then I found out friends’ children were gay, and since they were babies, I loved them very much. I realized that some people are born to be gay.” —Jeff Yang discovers his conservative Christian immigrant dad supports marriage equality.


For Romance, Just Add Morphine

"Man Wakes Up From Surgery, Is Re-Introduced to His Wife."


Interview With My Mom, One Who Stayed Home

My parents have been married for 40 years, and what they modeled for my brothers and me has shaped so much of who I am. My mom, Nicole, is one of the smartest people I know. She’s also very funny. It is only now, in my thirties, that I’ve been able to fully appreciate her choices as a woman, wife, and mother and what her choices have made possible for me. When I read articles like the recent piece in New York Times Magazine on the Opt Out generation wanting to return to the workplace, I think of my mother. We were a middle class family, so her [...]


This Is a Goodbye Post

Hey, young lovers.

I'm out. No! It's going to be okay. This is the internet, I'm not, like, moving to a new city your parents won't want to drive you out to on the weekends. And I've written a rambling books post for you that will be up later this afternoon, so this is not The Last of Nicole for today, even.

Where am I going? Well, on July 1st, Mallory Ortberg and I are launching our own site. You'll hear more about it later. Leaning in, following your dreams, etc.

I've loved my time here so much, and I want to thank all of you for reading my work, [...]


The A.R. Ammons Poem That Remains Relevant to Every Situation

If you are of two minds on anything in particular today, remember: you're never alone.

One can't have it

both ways and both

ways is the only

way I want it.

-A.R. Ammons

This poem is also the epigraph to Maile Meloy's excellent short story collection.


Ask Baba Yaga: Will Lost Love Be Regained?

Previously: Why Do I Keep Getting Drunk on Weeknights?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She's taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at


Two Unrelated Statements

"Then I went through 29 years of her life and it hit me that here's this woman that was once a young girl and this is every girl's dream to find their prince and find their king and to have that fairytale that a young girl has and then grows into a woman, and then it hit me I went, 'And I'm that man.' " —Oh, Matthew McConaughey. That is a really strange formulation!

"Seems to me like this research says not that women prefer large penises but rather they prefer not to look at small penises." —A commenter with an eye for scientific detail on an Atlantic Wire [...]