How We Love

From Adam Gopnik’s never-ending dinner argument to a meditation on the science of loneliness, today we look at family, relationships, and all the wonderful and weird ways we find—and express—love

From Adam Gopnik’s never-ending dinner argument to a meditation on the science of loneliness, today we look at family, relationships, and all the wonderful and weird ways we find—and express—love

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In anticipation of the new year, we revisit some of Canada’s biggest conversations of 2017



From Adam Gopnik’s never-ending dinner argument to a meditation on the science of loneliness, today we look at family, relationships, and all the wonderful and weird ways we find—and express—love.

Illustration by Benoit Tardif

 

The Science of Loneliness

 
We’re more lonely today than at any other point in recorded history—and it isn’t good for us
By Sam Juric

Why I Developed a Roll of Film I Found on the Curb

 
I tracked the people in the photos. It did not go as planned
By Christine Estima

Till Dinner Do Us Part

 
My wife insisted on well-done meat. I wanted it rare. And we fought about it again and again and again
By Adam Gopnik, illustration by Sandi Falconer

Dating While Black

 
What I learned about racism from my online quest for love
By Hadiya Roderique, photography by Christopher Wahl

How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self

 
A new documentary asks what it means to share your consciousness
By Michael Harris

Every Stepfather Has His Day

 
People say your life changes when you become a dad. Mine changed when I met my wife’s son
By Kevin Chong, illustration by Benoit Tardif

The Lonely Social Life of a Minister’s Wife

 
When people discover my husband’s calling, they often assume we’re boring — and judgmental
By Karen Stiller, illustration by Tallulah Fontaine

What Running Away Taught Me About Finding My Way Home

 
At eight, I wanted to escape my Ontario town. Decades later, my failed adventure still has a lot to teach me
By Leah McLaren

I Believe in the Evil Eye—And You Should Too

 
Why my family’s superstitious legacy is a salve for uncertain times
By Erica Lenti, illustration by Amrit Brar

Leaving It All on the Page

 
Heather O’Neill on writing her high-school love into her work
By Heather O’Neill, illustration by Mügluck

The Walrus