We never know to what, where, or whom an event will lead us.
For Alvin Valentine, it was a chance to fight for something other than his life. For Adam Friedman, it was a chance to face down a monster that had tormented him since childhood—fear.
Nick Jurczak refutes the claims that John Stewart and other New Yorkers have made about Deep Dish pizza, reiterating why Chicago is #1 in terms of pizza.
Years in the making, Parents Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson show that the missing piece in education reform is parental engagement.
What is more important when picking a favorite sports team: tradition or location? Larry Bernstein shares losing, love, and baseball with his 9-year-old son.
It has been a year since Hurricane Sandy. Ariel Chesler looks back on the storm and the birth of his daughter.
What artists/writers/performers grasped you at a young age and carried you on towards becoming the person you are now?
Ariel Chesler explains the importance of growing up where your back yard is connected to your neighbor’s yard, and your front stoop was mere feet from your neighbor’s.
A high school football team in Portville, New York, has voted to cancel the remainder of its season after the death of one of their teammates following a helmet-to-helmet collision during a game earlier this month.
A 2007 federal court order required New York to provide inmates with “serious” mental illness more treatment while in solitary. And a follow-up law enacted in 2011 all but bans such inmates from being put there altogether.
Greg Olear interviews his friend, the film producer Roman Kindrachuk–a longtime Kiev resident, whose apartment overlooks Maidan Square–on the situation in Ukraine.
Lady Chatterly loves her papa bear. Too cliché? Too bad.
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents and their allies have created a Change.org petition calling for the end of the use of racial slurs and racist mascots in sports.
An appeal to create the next generation of good men.
One of the most beautiful human moments I’ve ever seen.
Tim Lineaweaver was a twenty-seven year alcoholic, drug-addled young man with PTSD and a dismal hope for a meaningful future. Then he met a therapist named Elaine.
Shadley Grei lived for thirty-five years without knowing his father. But, after he finally decided to forgive his father for their past, their relationship moved in a surprising direction.
Take a wild sled dog ride with Jeff King, 4 time Iditarod champ. And hold tight as you experience the worst conditions in history.
The UN’s recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed against boys that are part of a disturbing and hidden global trend.
Daniel Parmeggiani shares how his neurosis for perfection led him to discover his true innocent nature.
It all started when he and Mary decided to throw a party.
Our favorite Browncoat, Nathan Fillion, sits down with the best interviewer on the Interwebz, Paul F. Thompkins.
Do you live the rest of your life knowing you are a beloved and successful fraud or do you risk cultural infamy and admit to the truth?
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Being a dad in the 21st century isn’t easy. That’s why I like a program that makes saving for college a little less difficult.