All Joy and No Fun

Why parents hate parenting.

Jul 2010
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Little Grown-ups and Their Progeny

New York and the invention of modern childhood.

Apr 2013
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Why You Truly Never Leave High School

New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.

Jan 2013
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Bob Kerrey’s Ivory-Tower War

The New School president lost his lower leg in Vietnam, fought countless battles in the Senate, even ran for president. But nothing prepared him for the insurrection he now faces.

Feb 2009
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The Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Effexor, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, Restoril, Xanax, Adderall, Ritalin, Haldol, Risperdal, Seroquel, Ambien, Lunesta, Elavil, Trazodone War

As it approaches its tenth year, our nation’s longest war is showing signs of waning. Meanwhile, our soldiers are falling apart.

Feb 2011
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Alone Together

Manhattan is the capital of people living by themselves. But are New Yorkers lonelier? Far from it, say a new breed of loneliness researchers, who argue that urban alienation is largely a myth.

Nov 2008
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The Benjamin Button Election

Rage, powerlessness, magical thinking—why is how we think about politics increasingly mirroring the mind-set of a small child?

Oct 2010