Table of Contents
Sunday Comic: Light As a FeatherSunday in the park with Nico.
Birthday Tribute: Emily DickinsonMy sister in solitude.
Sunday Comic: Sidewalk ObservationsFrom the other side of the windowpane.
Sacred TextsBooks & comix about keeping and/or losing faith in God, whales, yourself, etc.
December 5, 2012Survival by way of plane and Beyoncé.
December 12, 2012Sometimes life hands you lemons with no ade.
December 19, 2012Everyone needs a break.
Wonder YearDo you miss Minna's Wednesday diaries as much as we do? She kindly gave us these pages from her 2012 journal to feed our craving.
December 26, 2012It's open season on lips and hearts.
Miss You Most of AllA photo tribute to the ultimate comfort.
With You and Without YouA reader's remembrance.
Destiny UnknownJust something pretty for you to look at and maybe decide your own fate with.
Wake the TownAn NYC photo diary.
City of AngelsThey walk among us.
Idle WorshipAll the pretty images from this month's backgrounds.
My Own Personal JesusWhat was the son of God like back in middle school? His BFF Mary Magdalene has the scoop.
Sunday Video: Tarot 101Not just a party trick.
Hot Chocolate ReviewsEverything here is worth getting cocoa-belly for.
How to Make a Celebratory Tassel GarlandWho decided that cheerful décor is reserved for one month a year?!
Eight Ways to Wrap a GiftOne of them you probably already know, but the rest are pretty darn clever.
Sunday Video: Voodoo S'mores With Amy SedarisMarshmallows + chocolate + graham crackers + Amy = WARM FEELINGS
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Christmas WrappingAn LTBTE by a cat.
Sunday Comic: Rodarte's Favorite Things(Besides raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.)
Giving Me Something I Can Believe InMy faith used to be a perpetual whirlwind of soul-deep confusion.
Lost and FoundI was pretty sure that The Lord of the Rings was going to bore me to death. Instead, it ended up saving my life.
On Being a Late BloomerSuccess doesn't happen overnight.
Crisis of FaithSometimes I wonder if I'm meant to be a writer.
Bad CompanyHow to identify a toxic community—before it's too late.
Beyond BeliefA conversation about atheism, between atheists.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: GodThe most worshipful LTBTE ever.
Make BelieveMy path to Wicca.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Church CampWhen I tell people I willingly went to a Christian all-girls camp, their first question is usually WHY???
Take a Break (Stop Breaking Down)Bravery means asking for help.
Hero Takes a FallThe hidden dangers of idol worship.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Animated Holiday SpecialsThey melt my grinch-y heart.
Seeing Is BelievingMovies and TV shows about keeping and losing faith.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Kate BushI'd waited my whole life to discover her.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Juliet CapuletSongs for a hopeless romantic.
Theme Song: Kate NashDecember 2012: "Faith"
From the SoulRecommended music about holidays, or whatever you believe in.
Friday Playlist: Gray Winter DaysFor when the world is too much with you.
Friday Playlist: Celtic WinterSongs for when your preferred mode is calm and cozy.
Christmas Playlist: Grinch the Night AwayFor when holiday cheer eludes you.
Friday Playlist: Don't Stop BelievingSongs about faith and doubt, compiled by all of us.
Staying Close While Far ApartHow to handle a long-distance relationship.
Mad LoveRethinking the appeal of tortured romance.
How to Be GoldenA makeup tutorial for holiday angels/devils.
Flowery and Frida-esqueShe was an artist, an intellectual, a revolutionary...and a style icon of the highest order.
Learning the Face-ics, Lesson Two: LipsProfessor Amy Rose attacks your mouth.
DIY Snowflake ManicureA winter wonderland on your nails.
Ask a Grown Man: Alex Karpovsky"Definitely deny the fact that there's a nanny-cam inside the teddy bear," and other words to live by.
Just WonderingWherein we try to untangle some of your most perplexing quandaries. (Ours: how did French Montana come up in TWO consecutive answers this month?)
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodCurly bangs, flat butts, and maybe the ugliest boots ever.
How to Make a Tin-Can LanternLighten up.
Days of Our LivesPages you sent us from your beautiful private journals.
I Want to BelieveI have three main beliefs: science, feminism, and Allah. I still haven't reconciled them.
Friend CrushDecember 2012: Rae and Sylvia
Saturday Links: The Sims As Art EditionGames go to the museum.
Editor's LetterDecember 2012: Faith
Ritual ImportanceSome habits are worth keeping.
A Helpful Holiday Gift GuideTry not to keep all this stuff for yourself.
Thrift Your GiftHelp with your holiday shopping, part two.
Saturday Links: Back to McKinley EditionSam Weir got so buff.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Frida KahloShe transcended everything.
A Holy AllianceFaith and feminism.
Sick DayWhether you've got a cold or a flu or any kind of blah, here's how to make the most of your next one.
Saturday Links: Our Hearts Go Out to Newtown EditionSending love to anyone who has ever been hurt by gun violence.
Anatomy of an AltarA dissection of my sacred space.
Why Can't I Be You: Sister Simone CampbellThe Pope called her a "radical feminist" (he didn't mean it as a compliment). We call her a hero.
It's Not the End of the WorldAnd now we know it.
Saturday Links: Punk Goddess EditionHer closet: all black everything.
Stars ForeverMy favorite posthumously famous artists.
Saturday Links: Year's Best EditionWe got lists.