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Entries from March 2011

Clowns at the Wedding

March 31st, 2011 by Theodore | 2 Comments

One day after my wedding and I was back at it again, this time attending the connubial events of a young Orthodox woman whose family I met through a website called shabbat.com. I won’t go into all of the details regarding this, other than to say it’s research for my book. Regardless, this was the […]


Why Are they Killing Public Schools?

March 31st, 2011 by Nathan | 6 Comments

For all New York families who calved in 2006–and therefore have a kindergarten-aged child–this is notification week for public kindergarten. This is not as easy as just signing up for your local, zoned school. Either the school down the block has been totally abandoned and fallen into disgrace, or there are lotteries and waiting lists […]


They Got That B-Roll!

March 30th, 2011 by Nathan | 2 Comments

First, congratulations are in high order for our now-hitched DadWagoner Theodore. He’s a better man that he pretends to be, and we think Tomoko is getting a pretty good deal here too. What better way to celebrate than with some viral video? This one is about B-Roll, and comes from our friend Steve from the […]


Done and Done: Theodore gets hitched

March 30th, 2011 by Theodore | 13 Comments

As I have written about earlier, Tomoko and I got engaged, following the decision by Harper’s Magazine that it was time for her to make an honest man of me. Yesterday, as it happens, was the day of the blessed event, and as is fitting, I immediately sat down to enshrine it in the annals of […]


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News flash! Some kids have a hard time trying to find an nyc apartment. Other kids have rich parents.

My Parents, My Landlords

nytimes.com

Even starter apartments are expensive in New York. Some parents help out by buying an apartment, then charging the child a bearable rent.

Feb 22nd 9:46am • No Comments

Essential reading if you want to know what teens are up to these days. When you're done, you'll want to kill yourself.

My Little Sister Taught Me How To Snapchat Like “The Teens”

buzzfeed.com

An investigation.

Feb 10th 4:48pm • 1 Comment

Oh, ha ha. You're fucked.

The Secret to Being Both a Successful Writer and a Mother: Have Just One Kid

theatlantic.com

A large number of female authors are parents of only children.

Feb 4th 1:10pm • No Comments

Study shows 5-year-olds who learn calculus are 3 times more annoying than regular 5-year-olds.

5-Year-Olds Can Learn Calculus

theatlantic.com

Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math

Feb 3rd 11:42am • No Comments