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PARENTING

Charting the puzzles and peeves of kid-herding — from Huggies to homework, Pilates to pinatas.

  • How Not to Raise a Sexual Assaulter
    January 13, 2019
    You Never Really Know If You’re Raising Good Kids ... Until You’re Long Done The political pandemonium of the past two…
  • Secrets of a Very Catholic Daughter
    June 2, 2018
    ‘Hiding Out’ Author Talks Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives I thought my dad saddled me with some psychological baggage. He used to…
  • Raising a First-Person Shooter
    April 7, 2018
    ‘Fortnite’ Video Game Blowing Holes in My Anti-Gun Policy The hypocrisy of my life is corroding my insides, and confession is…
  • Theater Kids Save the World
    April 7, 2018
    Drama Class Prepares Students to Lead a Revolution Everyone who’s been to high school knows it: Jocks top the student hierarchy.…
  • Rooting Against Your Kids
    March 10, 2018
    Yes, Sometimes We Do Want Them to Fail There’s tough-love parenting, and then there’s just “tough luck, kid!” Wisconsin GOPSenate candidate Kevin…

SKIRTING THE ISSUES

Sex, politics, fashion and everything else a gen-X everygal loves to dish about.


  • January 13, 2019
    An Interview with Our Lady of Perpetual Outrage Lawyer Gloria Allred Talks ‘War on Women’ and ‘Age of Empowerment’ Love her or…
  • O Come, All Ye Frenzied
    January 13, 2019
    It’s Ho-Ho-Horrid When the Mind Cedes to Seasonal Bedlam I wanted to write a column this week. I swear I did.…
  • Diving into Cuddle Parties
    January 13, 2019
    Is Growing Trend Truly Soothing Comfort ... or Just Sanctioned Groping? Apocalyptic fires. Mass shootings. An executive branch of government demonizing…
  • Bliss by Pavement Pounding
    January 13, 2019
    Lessons from Door-to-Door, Get-Out-the-Vote Canvassing For two years, I’ve been suffering from a strange, specific feeling: I’m in a hole in…
  • Beer Meets Brains at Quiz Night
    October 19, 2018
    “Baby Got Back” blares. The Guinness tap flows. And 50-some bar patrons flex their gray matter to deduce the unit…

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Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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