The Week of January 14–18

In case you missed it …

– Advice: A Married Dude on gift-exchanges and affection. And the wonderful Pauline Phillips, a.k.a. Dear Abby, died on Wednesday. As a silly tribute, here’s a note I wrote her but never sent.

– And she shall name him Safety-on-high Snat: Your 2013 Baby Name Guide, Puritan Edition, Part Two.

– Interviews: mourning jewelry expert Sarah Nehama, artist Aakash Nihalani, and Drynuary’s John Ore at halfway.

– “Do You Like My Hat?” and other Guaranteed, Low-Effort Toddler Games.

– A beauty Q&A on the longest of hair, or how to look more like a croissant.

– “1. Wait until April, when the ground softens…”: Getting the Body You’ve Always Wanted.

– Featured poet Brenda Shaughnessy’s “Visitor.”

– “If You Were a Hyperlink.” ←

– Reviewing Claire Bloom’s Leaving a Doll’s House.

– And a conversation about books and money, parts one and two.

Stay warm this weekend, and we’ll see you back here on … Tuesday!