October 19, 2012 Julie Klam's new book Friendkeeping is a serious — and funny — look at adult friendships. It's a surprisingly rare thing, and she and I spoke about why friendships are such a neglected science and how we keep them up as we get older.
October 17, 2012 There's a common sense among TV fans that if any two people are close enough, fans are entitled to see them kiss. This is a mistake.
October 16, 2012 Pop culture, like real life, plays around a lot with the term "best friend." But now and then, it gets the not-romantic intimacy of close friendships exactly right.
October 15, 2012 Television comedy used to be almost exclusively about families and workplaces. Shows about groups of friends with nothing else to tie them to each other have their own ideas of emotional closeness.