Jen Doll

  1. all in the family
    Cooking As Family TherapyBecoming a stepmom transformed me from Seamless devotee to Julia Child incarnate.
  2. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: Guns N’ Roses November Rain Video From 1991The Guns N’ Roses song folds Axel, Slash, Stephanie Seymore, love, and heartbreak into a nine-minute epic.
  3. gifts they might actually want
    16 Books That Will Help Turn Kids Into Young EnvironmentalistsThere’s so much more than The Lorax.
  4. printed matter
    16 Feminist Kids’ Books for Dismantling the PatriarchySixteen reads for helping shape young minds.
  5. mothers day 2017
    What New(ish) Moms Want for Mother’s Day, According to 12 MomsFrom a spa day and fancy meal to a machine-washable throw and embroidered sweater.
  6. printed matter
    12 Romantic Books That Won’t Make You GagAnd not an E.L. James title in sight.
  7. printed matter
    11 Young-Adult Books for Stoking the Feminist FireFighting the good fight with classics like Anne Frank and A Wrinkle in Time as well as new novels and anthologies.
  8. this thing’s incredible
    I Found a Sexy Whitening Toothpaste for My Sensitive TeethPlus: A speedy whitening gel for non-sensitive mouths.
  9. pants week
    The Best Pants to Wear Around the House (and Even Outside)Comfortable enough for lounging, but presentable enough in public.
  10. this thing’s incredible
    My Facialist Tipped Me Off to This Winter Makeup RemoverIt’s the ultimate face wash for skin ravaged by cold weather.
  11. this thing’s incredible
    I Own This Shirt in 4 ColorsIt’s so flattering I’m saving up for a fifth.
  12. artifacts
    15 Amazing Personal Ads From the ’90s, Presented With CommentaryCan the post-teenybopper prattle; let’s talk turkey.
  13. the lexicon of modern love
    Must We Call It a ‘Serious’ Relationship? What’s wrong with good, nice, fun, or even solid?
  14. just like us
    15 Celebrities on Post-Breakup RevengeIs it better to live well, or to T.P. his car?
  15. the lexicon of modern love
    I Got You, Sweetikin: Why We Call Each Other BabeIf Sonny and Cher had lived in the 16th century …
  16. astrology
    What’s Your Sign? My Love Affair With a ’70s Astrology BookWhy we seek relationship help from the stars.
  17. just like us
    15 Celebrities Share Their Worst Breakup StoriesEven Liam Neeson’s been dumped.
  18. first person
    The Loneliness of the Long-Distance BreakupIt can be worse to never run into your ex than to see him all the time.
  19. the lexicon of modern love
    Why Couples Argue So Much Over ApologiesA Q&A with linguist Deborah Tannen.
  20. the breakup
    She Choked on Chicken: 17 Suppers That Spelled the End of a RelationshipSometimes when we end it, there’s food involved.
  21. just like us
    Will the Kardashian Kristmas Kard Ever Return?A weekly celebrity-love roundup. 
  22. the lexicon of modern love
    The Long Linguistic Life of It’s ComplicatedIt’s been complicated for more than a century.
  23. the end
    She Ate Combos: And 20 Other Surprising Relationship Last Straws ExplainedOh, I can quit you all right.
  24. vulture recommends
    Last-Chance Beach Reads: 12 Books for the Final Days of SummerBonus: These engrossing books will double as a shield against any sand kicked in your face. 
  25. ‘tis the season
    20 Pop-Culture Weddings We Have All Been to in Real LifeThere’s something familiar about these fictional celebrations.
  26. life lessons
    7 Things My Mother Taught Me About MarriageIncluding “Have fun being single.”
  27. weddings!
    20 Weddings Later, a Bachelorette-Weary Guest Has an EpiphanyWhat had upset me wasn’t the strip club.
  28. what are the odds?
    What Are the Chances of Getting Courtney Love’s Taxi?On any given ride, it’s about 0.00044%.
  29. chat room
    R.L. Stine on Reviving Fear Street and Why He Loves TwitterWe have goosebumps just thinking about this.
  30. heartthrobs of yore
    Remembering River Phoenix Twenty Years After His Tragic DeathMemories are sparked by Last Night at the Viper Room, a new book about the final night of the heartthrob’s life two decades ago.
  31. vulture essays
    Dave Eggers Deserves a ‘Smile’ for The CircleThe author is getting more “frowns” than “smiles” for his depiction of “the world’s most powerful Internet company.”
  32. young adult files
    The Thirtysomething Teen: An Adult YA Addict Comes CleanWhy do I, and other adults, read books for teens?
  33. vulture recommends
    11 Pop-Culture Books to Entertain You This FallWe’ve already recommended a lot of books for you to read this fall, but here are eleven more for entertainment junkies.
  34. selfies
    Interns in the Age of the Employment SelfieOlivia Nuzzi has helped chart a new course.
  35. How I Learned to Love Composting in a Tiny New York ApartmentForget about the rats and bugs. Just don’t forget about the no-coconuts rule.
  36. summer reading
    25 Books to Beach-Read This SummerThese books are so scorchingly cool that they should come with SPF 500 Slurpees.
  37. confessions
    The Friendship Tattoo That My Friends Bailed OnInking for one, the accidental way.