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PARENTING

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

  • Parenting Under a Toddler-in-Chief
    February 12, 2017
    When you’re a kid, they tell you the greatest thing about this country is that absolutely anyone can grow up…
  • Crushing on Mommy Tonk
    September 21, 2016
    You guys, I found my soul mates, and they’re two ballsy broads who sing about parenting, shopping, and recreational drugs. The…
  • Hey! Can I Get an Epidural Over Here?
    August 10, 2016
    It happened again. I wake with my sheets wound round me, legs akimbo, pulse spazzy. I’m fresh from a fight…
  • Pokémon GO Is the Balm
    July 27, 2016
    In a world where innocents are mowed down while dancing, and black fathers and sons are senselessly murdered by peace…
  • Globe-Trotting Grade-Schoolers are ‘World Schooled’
    July 13, 2016
    I’m spending the week with three charming gentlemen who regale me with tales of their epic world travels. They describe…

SKIRTING THE ISSUES

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

  • Q&A with Gloria Steinem
    March 2, 2017
    Gloria Steinem Can't Believe We're Still Fighting This Shit 82-Year-Old Feminist Answers 20 Questions with Starshine Roshell She loved the superhero’s truth-coaxing…
  • ‘Shout Your Abortion’: Whispering Isn’t Working
    February 19, 2017
    She wasn’t trying to start a revolution. But it was September 2015, the House had just voted to defund Planned…
  • Why Uber Drivers Hate You
    December 26, 2016
    I love Uber. During a recent family trip to New Orleans, we took 10 Uber rides over five days, hopping…
  • Fake News: The ‘Post-Truth’ Pact
    December 18, 2016
    Come, now. Don’t act so surprised. You didn’t really think it was going to be free, did you? You didn’t…
  • Post-Election: The 7 Stages of WTF?!
    November 16, 2016
    This isn’t how it was supposed to be. A week after the election, we were supposed to be celebrating in…

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Keep Your Skirt On
Wife on the Edge
Broad Assumptions
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