McSweeney’s: Gender Bias Riddles

              A father and son get in a car crash and are rushed to the hospital. The father dies. The boy is taken to the operating room and the surgeon says, “I can’t operate on this boy, because he’s my son.” How is this possible? 49 front cover web […]

McSweeneys: Mommy Blogger’s Lament

June 20, 2039 Dear Son, I realize that you’re angry, and I’d like the opportunity to clarify a few things. If you heard my side of the story, you wouldn’t be so quick to resent a mother who’s done nothing more than love you. I never pitched “Is my Toddler a Homophobe?” to Thisisnotyourbubbysblog. After […]

The Rumpus: Epicurious.com Reader Comments

Bruce Krieger is clearly a very confused person. 1 teaspoon cream tartar in his “S’mores Cheesecake” topping? I feel sorry for his children. by DSR from New York | flag if inappropriate That the writer of this recipe is deeply insecure and in need of psychological intervention is not in question. What concerns me is […]

New York Times: My Jewish Daughter, Mary

When I was pregnant with my second child, my husband and I told our 3-year-old son, Cai, that he could name the baby. This would help him feel like an important family member before his universe collapsed. “O.K.,” Cai said. “Her name is Mary.” No, it’s not, I thought. I wasn’t worried. I knew that […]