For Every Great Way to Have Sex, There’s a Sh*tty Drawback

Ah, sex. It’s right there at the base of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, alongside food and air. We think about it every seven seconds, and then we go to sleep and dream about it continuously. It is, as George Michael affirms, natural and fun. (Best when it’s one on one is open to debate, as I think even George… Continue reading For Every Great Way to Have Sex, There’s a Sh*tty Drawback

This Story Begins with Kids in Jail, Then Gets Worse

he good folks at The Marshall Project—in collaboration with The Washington Post—would like you to know about an ongoing atrocity that is not going to get any better now that we have a law and order kulak named Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III running the Department of Justice, and now that the golden bipartisan dream of Criminal Justice… Continue reading This Story Begins with Kids in Jail, Then Gets Worse

We Ate with the Cool Kids at the Diner from ‘Saved by the Bell’

Let’s be clear: this would never have worked in Los Angeles. No, out in SoCal, where visiting a production lot or, more specifically, a TV or movie set is as commonplace as an elementary school field trip to the local science museum it would feel all too commonplace. Not here. No, in Chicago, in many ways… Continue reading We Ate with the Cool Kids at the Diner from ‘Saved by the Bell’

The Overmedication of Our Kids is Worse Than We Thought

At least 10,000 American toddlers, either two or three years old, are being given medications like Adderall for ADHD. They are being diagnosed with a behavioral disorder sometimes before preschool, and before they ever meaningfully interact with another person. The New York Times talked to a behavioral pediatrician about it, Dr. Doris Greenberg. She doesn’t believe it’s… Continue reading The Overmedication of Our Kids is Worse Than We Thought

How a Group of Little Kids Made Stranger Things the Best Show on Netflix

et me take you back to a time long ago, an idyllic time when your local multiplex was rife with movies about kids getting caught up in wild, scary, dangerous adventures; when kids were free to be obnoxious and curse at each other; when parents put their kids to bed and went back to their… Continue reading How a Group of Little Kids Made Stranger Things the Best Show on Netflix

A Decades-Old Law Protecting Native Americans from Family Separation Is Under Threat

he Trump administration’s continued practice of separating immigrant families at the border has rightfully sparked widespread outrage. But the policy is part of a pattern of family separation that spans American history, from the enslaved children sold away from their parents, to the Mexican-American families separated by mass deportations during the Great Depression. Native American kids also have suffered generations of removal… Continue reading A Decades-Old Law Protecting Native Americans from Family Separation Is Under Threat