Matthew Salesses illustrates the concept of good netizenship with kittens and celebrities.
Matthew Salesses was adopted from Korea at age two and lives in Boston with his wife, baby, and cats. He has written for The New York Times Motherlode blog, NPR, Hyphen, The Rumpus, and other venues. His new book is I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying. See more at his eponymous website. Contact him via email or @salesses.
Adoption is a complicated thing, but Matthew Salesses wants to be sure to thank his adoptive parents for being there when he needed them.
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?
Should an author write characters of a different race than his own? Is that exploitation? Appropriation? Race denial? Or is it the author’s right? A conversation with Bill Cheng and Christine Lee Zilka on writing outside one’s race.
Sometimes facing your child’s issues means facing your own issues. In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt Salesses breaks down over sensory problems he didn’t know he had.
“T. seemed to me an entirely wholesome child, as if he could never have survived public school. Perhaps that is how I set myself apart from him. Perhaps I was trying to scare him.” An excerpt from Daddy Cool.
I taught the boy that to launch a kite, you let the wind do the work. I told him the air had a weight of its own.
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby turns terrible two, Minnie Mouse is the new Gangnam Style, and nature defies nature.
Yesterday, America went back in time. What does the Supreme Court decision and the Wendy Davis filibuster mean for the “future”?
The “Love, Recorded” column returns: Matt’s wife comes back from Korea, but this time, it’s different.
What can a cartoon character like former WWE superstar “Ravishing” Rick Rude teach us about masculinity?
This past October the 18th Annual At-Home Dads Convention was held. It was a success. Here is Dad on the Run’s take on the experience.
Despite growing up as young black male in the “hood,” facing all the same challenges—like violence and poverty—my voice, moreover the way I talked, somehow made me less black than others.
Danny Baker always believed his perfectionism was his greatest strength, until it nearly destroyed him.
Tamara Star knows how difficult it is to crawl out of bed and back into your own skin after a break-up. Here are four specific ways to move on.
Renowned prison reform activist Ken Hartman gives his insights into how we can reform our broken system.
Jon Magidsohn has moved his house, business and family to follow his wife around the world. Four times. Here’s why that is part of the new norm.
The struggle of striving to survive.
Fruit cake or Peppermint Candy Canes? The one you pick will be your only holiday treat for the rest of your life. YOU MUST CHOOSE!
Why was a kid from Wisconsin painting on sideburns to look like Walt Frazier?
Walking embarrassment Evan Jacobs tells you everything you need to know to alienate friends and irritate people.
What Renner Larson’s grandfather, uncle and Dick Van Dyke taught him about masculinity.