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Entries from June 2011

Morning Doloroso

June 30th, 2011 by Nathan | 3 Comments

No, this isn’t some tragedy like Matt foisted on our Facebook friends recently (that of the man whose wife and kids were, umm, murdered). This is more everyday, which makes it in some ways worse. The brief story is: it’s a beautiful day in Manhattan. Literally will be 75 degrees all day. I have some […]


Art Attack

June 29th, 2011 by Nathan | 12 Comments

There are days, many days in fact, where I, an innocent man trying to enjoy his home, feel instead like the curator of an art gallery of the damned. On chairs, on the table, behind the couch, on the desk: art, art, art. Little drawings of castles that look like turds. Green squiggles that we […]


The Preschooler With the Dragon Tattoo: Or, Life in a Swedish Day Care

June 28th, 2011 by Matt | 3 Comments

From the depths of the New York Daily News comes this heartwarming story about a Stockholm preschool that has done away with both traditional fairy tales and gendered pronouns: At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys. From the […]


Okay, Maybe I Don’t Totally Hate ‘Dora’

June 28th, 2011 by Matt | 3 Comments

Not long ago, I wrote a little about how much I hate “Dora the Explorer,” which was becoming Sasha’s favorite TV show. As I said back in May: Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. Backpack, backpack. But recently, I’ve learned that “Dora” has its uses. Namely, when trying to get […]


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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 3:48pm • 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 12:10pm • 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 10:42am • No Comments

You're doing it all wrong! Or, possibly, you're not? Who the hell knows any more?

Should Parents Be More Demanding and Forceful With Their Kids?

slate.com

Did you know that some of America’s most pressing ills—obesity, psychiatric illness, and our eroding educational system among them—have a single cause?

Jan 22nd 8:52am • No Comments