Jessica Abel’s new graphic novel on the rise of narrative nonfiction radio (think This American Life and Radiolab) is a love letter from one blossoming genre to another.
The backstory of PLUS ONE involves a midlife crisis and a thankfully abandoned plan to open an artisanal bead shop.
Face it daddies: we can be real douchebags.
Thus begins click-baity, confessional essay I wrote for the Huffington Post on stay-at-home dads in which I come clean about my own insecurities and the grain of insecure inspiration that spawned PLUS ONE.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
Commentary on how kids today are spoiled and coddled became a more limited but truthful account of how I spoil and coddle my kid.
Latest Family Life column is parental call to arms to stop the madness around kiddie birthday parties. Si se puede!
Family Life column on Parenting Manifestos, including a few self-evident foundational truths of my own…
Family Life column for Reuters on boys, guns and the “bang bang gene.”