1. Photo
    After the rural Ohio apartment where Re’nae and Wade lived was condemned, their family bounced from motel to motel while looking for suitable housing.
    CreditDanna Singer for The New York Times

    Young and Homeless in Rural America

    Most social services come through the schools — but it can be impossible to get to them.


  1. Poem

    CreditIllustration by R. O. Blechman

    Poem: Moon for Aisha

    Some friendships are so special they seem to exist before, during and after time.

    By Aracelis Girmay and

  2. Judge John Hodgman

    CreditIllustration by Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy

    Judge John Hodgman on Taxidermied Pets

    A reader’s dog is approaching the end of her life — and she isn’t ready to let go.


  3. Eat

    CreditChris Simpson for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Sophia Pappas.

    The Crew Can Have a Little Coconut Cake

    These diminutive Filipino treats are fluffy, fragrant and perfect to share with friends.