What’s Modern Love? – The New York Times

What’s Modern Love? – The New York Times

For 15 years, Modern Love has brought personal essays about love, loss and redemption to readers of The New York Times. Four years ago, it became a podcast. And now the column has inspired an eight-episode series on Amazon Prime Video.

You can read the original essays that the episodes are based on here:

(They are also available, along with dozens of others, in our recently published Modern Love anthology.)

Once you’ve read the essays and watched the episodes, you may ask yourself: What’s happened since? Where is the author now? How is the author now?

So I interviewed four of the people whose essays inspired episodes, seeking answers. You can read those interviews here:

  • Q&A with Deborah Copaken, author of “When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist.” A missed connection inspired her 2015 essay and an episode starring Catherine Keener and Dev Patel.

  • Q&A with Terri Cheney, author of “Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am.” In 2008, she went public with her bipolar disorder. Now she’s being played by Anne Hathaway.

  • Q&A with Ann Leary, author of “Rallying to Keep the Game Alive.” Her 2013 essay about her near-divorce from actor Denis Leary is now an episode starring Tina Fey and John Slattery.

  • Q&A with Julie Margaret Hogben, author of “When the Doorman Is Your Main Man.” A connection with her doorman was the subject of her 2015 essay. Cristin Milioti stars in her episode.

Then, if you’d like to check out a sampler of Modern Love columns without having to plunge blindly into our 750-column archive, I pulled together, in no particular order, a collection of 25 of the most read, most shared and most memorable Modern Love essays.

Some more things a Modern Love fan may want to do:

Thanks for reading, listening and watching. We hope you enjoy.


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