Christopher Noxon
Christopher Noxon


New Yorker Talk of the Town: Prodigy

My piece on teen chef Flynn McGarry brought national attention to a culinary wunderkind who had been serving up elaborate 10-course tasting meals in his mom’s living room.

New Yorker, April 23, 2012

Sh’ma Essay: Nouns Versus Verbs

I was asked to contribute an essay for a special issue “on the communal impact - over the past decade or so - as Jews by choice and ‘fellow travelers’ have assumed positions of communal leadership.”

Published in Sh'ma, a monthly Jewish journal, April 2013

Details feature: Fetishization of the Jewess

The December issue of Details includes my feature on the fetishization of hot Jewish women. Read on for quick, snappy, not-terribly-deep take on “JILFS,” semi-observant hardcore queen Joanna Angel and the glory of frum porn.

Details magazine

Details feature: “Are You Jealous of Your Kid?”

Flame-bating feature on wellspring of resentment that builds up among over-involved parents as they create ever-more-awesome educational and enrichment opportunities for their precious progeny.

Details magazine

Michael Lewis book review in LA Times

Finally getting around to posting this review from LA Times of Michael Lewis’ daddy memoir. I love Lewis’ style, but in the end felt weirdly depressed reading his cynical take on the basic drudgery of raising kids…

Published in book review section of LA Times

Parents urge kids to live on the wild side

On recent family trip to Denmark, wife and I loved how dangerous everything was—perilous play equipment, no bike helmets, creaky amusement park rides. Got me thinking about sanctity of safety among parents at home and recent books that celebrate virtues of sketchy situations for kids…

"Family Life" column, distributed by Reuters

Adventures in Family Air Travel

That dad with the hyper disruptive brats two rows back? I’m that guy. In this essay-as-desperate-apology, I try to make amends and imagine an airline geared specifically for families…

"Family Life" column, distributed by Reuters

Is my son a dick, or is he two?

My son bullies me, insults his mother and once punched an old man in the nuts. I know it’s probably just a phase. But what if it isn’t? Check out the insane letters of response here.

Published by Salon

When treating kids like royalty has to stop

Commentary on how kids today are spoiled and coddled became a more limited but truthful account of how I spoil and coddle my kid.

Published by Reuters, June 18, 2008

Parents, unite! Ban birthday party blowouts

Latest Family Life column is parental call to arms to stop the madness around kiddie birthday parties. Si se puede!

Published by Reuters, May 5, 2008

Hear ye, hear ye! My parenting manifesto!

Family Life column on Parenting Manifestos, including a few self-evident foundational truths of my own…

Published by Reuters, April 23, 2008

Boys, Guns and the ‘Bang Bang Gene’

Family Life column for Reuters on boys, guns and the “bang bang gene.”

Published by Reuters, March 25, 2008

Fear Fuels Baby Business Boom

Latest Family Life column details my nightmares in babyproofing and the billion-dollar “mommy market.”

Published by Reuters, April 9, 2008

Dads Grapple With New Role: Tech Support

This week’s column wonders why being a dad today so often means being an IT guy.

Published by Retuers, March 11, 2008

Can Enthusiasm for Breastfeeding Go Too Far?

The second installment of my new Reuters column involves a celebrity pediatrician and my wife’s boobs. Response has been highly enjoyable, ranging from the dad who took the opportunity to rave about how he can bring his wife to orgasm through nursing to the New Zealand feminist blogger who can’t believe we didn’t get more worked up about our our groovy pediatrician.

Published on Reuters, Feb. 1, 2008

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