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Entries from August 2012

They Like Me (well enough), They Really, Really Like Me (no complaints)

August 23rd, 2012 by Theodore | No Comments

I have my first lengthy review out today form  forthcoming book, Am I a Jew? in the Jewish Daily Forward today. I thought it was pretty positive, even if I was described in it, by the writer, Josh Rolnick, as “earnest.” He did touch, in part, on the impact that the religious chicanery has had […]

Tonight at 7: DadWagon Presents!

August 22nd, 2012 by Matt | No Comments

Just a quick reminder to you, our legions of rabidly loyal fans, that tonight at 7 p.m. is the third installment of DadWagon Presents, this time featuring: • Benjamin Anastas is the author of the novels An Underachiever’s Diary and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor’s Disappearance, which was a New York Times notable book. Other work has appeared […]

Subway Follies: Dads vs. Pregnant Women

August 21st, 2012 by Matt | 5 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, Jean, Sasha, and I were riding the F train. We do this a lot. It goes where we want to go, generally, and takes us back to where we live. I don’t know where we were going at the time, but what I do remember is that the train was […]

On a Train to Xi’an

August 20th, 2012 by Paul Hanstedt | No Comments

We’re on the train to Xi’an. We had a crazy, eventful day in Beijing, during which we’d visited a school, I’d bought six billion dollar rug, and we’d been caught in a massive downpour as we were trying to get supper. But now we’re on the train. It’s one of the nicest trains in China, […]


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The Right Way to Swear in Front of Your Kids


Context, context, context.

Sep 19th 2:33pm • No Comments

I don't care. EAT IT ANYWAY, KID!

‘Five Second Rule’ for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds


Researchers concluded that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it.

Sep 19th 11:38am • No Comments


Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death


It's because it makes for happier kids, says new book.

Aug 11th 8:19am • No Comments

Not sure whether to be proud or pissed we didn't make this list.

The Awl

The definitive ranking of dads.

Aug 3rd 5:39pm • No Comments