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Fear Fuels Baby Business Boom

Published by Reuters, April 9, 2008

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

Dads Grapple With New Role: Tech Support

Published by Retuers, March 11, 2008

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

Can Enthusiasm for Breastfeeding Go Too Far?

Published on Reuters, Feb. 1, 2008

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.

Irving the Snowchicken is Coming to Town

Published on, December 22, 2007

Forget Christmakkah and Festivus. Our interfaith holiday involves a magical rooster who fills the children’s pants with presents.

The Secret to Dating

Published on April 12, 2007

This column for the L.A. Times’ Calendar section began with an assignment to write about “what I wish I knew about dating when I was single.” I dug deep into my own humiliating record of romance and found a curious parallel with an unhealthy obsession of the moment: the Australian self-help DVD “The Secret.”

Pop’s Secretive Svengali, Mutt Lange

Published in January 2002 edition of National Post Magazine in Canada

Investigative profile of pop genius Mutt Lange, a press-shy knob-twiddler behind chart-toppers as diverse as AC/DC, Tina Turner, the Backstreet Boys and Shania Twain. Good training for my run-in a few years later with another evasive celebrity, Mel Gibson.

‘Alternadad’ review

Published in LA Times Book Review, January 21, 2007

Neal Pollack is a fellow Angeleno with a distaste for Barney and an obsessive desire for his kids to appreciate good rock and roll. Unsurprisingly, I liked his book a lot.

This Summer, One Formula Fits All

Published on page one of Arts & Leisure, May 14, 2006

A reported essay for Sunday Arts & Leisure on how big summer Hollywood movies are now created and marketed to both adults and children. These movies constitute a new kid-adult hybrid that operates on multiple levels, weaving adult themes into kid movies and making the yearning for childhood an explicit theme of adult-targeted films.

Four square for grownups?

Published on on June 28, 2006

Written in advance of publication of Rejuvenile (and originally comissioned by GQ magazine), this participatory feature was a ton of fun to report; what if, I wondered, I took a break from my desk-bound theorizing and actually went out and competed against the most dedicated adult players of kidgames like kickball, rock paper scissors, tag, minigolf and a “watergun assassination tournament.”

A Big Goy Tackles the Whole Megillah

Monologue delivered at 's Heaping Portion performance series at Temple Israel of Hollywood, October 2006.

My pal the righteous Jewess Jill Soloway asked me to write and perform a wee monologue for a special event at Temple Israel of Hollywood, where my kids go to school. It was terrifying and fun to get up and lay out a little Torah interpretation, shaggutz-style…

Remembering Betty

From catalog for retrospective of works by Betty Lane, painter.

My grandmother Betty Lane was a teacher, artist and inspiring tho crotchety character who lived for most of her life in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I wrote this short essay for a 1997 retrospective of her work hosted by the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts.

Arianna Huffington, candidate’s wife

Published in Los Angeles Independent, 1994

The Arianna Huffington profiled here in 1994 bears little resemblance to the progressive doyenne she’s become. I’m just sorry I didn’t question her a little more aggressively about her billionaire husband, who in short order lost his Senate bid, publicly revealed his homosexuality and split with his remarkable wife.

I Don’t Want to Grow Up

Published in the New York Times on August 31, 2003

Feature for the Sunday Style section of the NY Times about “rejuveniles,” adults dedicated to indulging their inner child. From adult readers of Harry Potter to hipsters in Converse sneakers and Sesame Street T-shirts, a whole new breed of grown up is redefining maturity.

Is the Pope Catholic… Enough?

Published in the New York Times Magazine on March 9, 2003

Feature for New York Times Magazine about Mel Gibson and his connection to an ultraconservative Catholic splinter group.

It Takes a Village to Help One Man

Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 29, 2003

Is this a participatory feature or an exercise in masochism? Both, it turns out. For one week, I followed the advice of 12 of LA’s growing legion of “lifestyle experts ”—including a life coach, a spiritual advisor, a physical trainer and a personal brander. Ended up a little more confident, a lot more self conscious and very, very tired.

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