One woman’s regret over the Supreme Court ruling, and a wish to move away from a fight over lines on the sidewalk.
Yard sales are the great equalizer. It’s the thrill of the hunt for some, a necessity for others and pure entertainment for all.
A mother moves her autistic son into his first apartment and glimpses a future she always dreamed of for him.
Will it harm my career status if I leave work in my running clothes?
Bused in from the projects to South Boston 40 years ago, a man can’t shake a single question.
When your day job requires research, there’s no such thing as taking the summer off. Even if it might not look that way.
Tax break or not, how could I commit to the junkyard a car that had started up reliably for 22 years?
Parental organizations bring us together as a community. They make us more powerful than we might be alone.
Sending your last child off to college is a privilege and a joy. But it has also left me choking back a lump in my throat all spring, as we participate in a series of “lasts.”
Losing a job, always devastating to a family and especially children, appears especially so when Dad is the one pink-slipped.
For sale: cherished memories. Fifty cents or best offer.
The corpses of nearly 800 children may have been buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage. Another shameful chapter in our country’s history.
The rationale behind Elliot Rodger’s alleged killing spree amplify the toxic ideals of masculinity that pervade our society.
Getting to the misogyny at the core of their rage.
Much to my surprise, video games actually brought out my son’s softer side.
Legoland Discovery Center Boston is set to open in Somerville this week. This has Ethan Gilsdorf thinking about whether the toys he grew up with have become too commercial.
To new graduates, humorist Dan Zevin offers some pearls of wisdom about the “World That Is Your Oyster.”
Some of the most heinous crimes in recent memory have been carried out by young men.
Tolkien reminds us how to be a hero, how to take risks, how to be a good man or woman — or elf, dwarf, or hobbit.
Much to my middle-age, music-snob surprise, one of the highlights of my summer was attending a One Direction concert with my 15-year-old daughter.
Master chef Thomas Keller says he cares about cooking great food, not about worrying whether it’s local. But Kathy Gunst says in today’s world, that’s the wrong recipe.
As electronic gaming grows, and the digital world becomes more ubiquitous, interest in participatory storytelling is on the rise. Audiences don’t just want to passively absorb, they want to participate.
Two brothers, one of them disabled, get by on the kindness of strangers.
The holiday really begins 24 hours before the main event.
Remember when food was just something you ate?
My diagnosis forced me to slow down and simplify my life. The surprising consolation of an otherwise unpleasant life event. But as my health improves, will I remember to take the time?
When good intentions and cultural expectations collide.
For many, Mother’s Day is a joyous celebration of the here and now. For others, it’s more complicated.
The debate over same-sex marriage isn’t ending. It’s morphing into a fight over religious freedom, as secular businesses and individuals claim constitutional rights to discriminate against gays.
Hunger is an issue for all of us to solve and it’s not just about food. It’s about access, education, jobs and dignity.
Could it be that violent video games are an important outlet for aggression?
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich on why this is a difficult moment for survivors of sexual abuse.
To those of you who are new to the child-rearing game, here are some things you should remember to do as you head down the parenting path.
Remittances, or money sent from abroad to support relatives back home, account for almost 12 percent of the Philippines GDP.
Considering the alternative, we should all be thankful for our big, fat capitalist Christmas.
Certainly, Universal Studios has the right to offer visitors a “V.I.P Experience.” But that doesn’t mean they should.
Every year, whether I’m mindful of the date or not, the anniversary of my late father’s cancer diagnosis brings on a physical reaction.
The purported battle between “stay-at-home” mothers and “working” mothers is officially over. But was there ever really a conflict to begin with?
Once upon a time, when your kid was graduating college you gave him a briefcase. Times have changed.
Like the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Travis Roy’s life changed in matter of seconds. Now, nearly 20 years after the accident that left him paralyzed, he offers a message of hope and consolation to the survivors struggling to come to grips with a new normal.
In Boston’s delicate early spring, subject to changing temperatures and still wintry nights, we are haunted by memories, good and bad.
The notion that veiling and Islam somehow connote evil bothered me, and I wanted to do my small part to disrupt it, even if it meant running 3 miles clad head-to-toe in black.
The manhunt and capture of alleged 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brought out my motherly instincts in a surprising way.
But what if it were random instead? Might it shed some much needed light on the rat race that is getting into college?
“Lean In” pushes women to work full-time in high-powered jobs, even through motherhood. But it seems to willfully disregard one glaring fact: A great many of us don’t want to.
This what so many autism parents like me believe about our own children, but we forget. We forget it every single day, because we see so little of the evidence we need.
When we have children, we begin the only relationship in our lives built on the absolute understanding and expectation that they will grow beyond us and leave. And yet somehow when it happens, it can come as a shock.
I’m hooked not on the reward — but on the anticipation that precedes it.
From Mud Rooms to Super Bugs: California-bred Steve Almond translates some basic seasonal terms for fellow non-natives.
An apt commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: President Obama is signalling his willingness to address our violent racial past.
Heaven help you if you forget your username or password on certain websites. Trying to retrieve your log-in info can be like taking a Rorschach Test inside a hall of mirrors.
Before making a textbook feminist remark, Katy Perry recently swatted back the feminist label. Why? What is it about the mantle that has like-minded women running for the hills?
We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.
Big News: Leah Hager Cohen‘s Cog essay, “The Courage To Say ‘I Don’t Know,’” has been expanded into a book! Described by publisher, Riverhead, as “a short, concise book in favor of honoring doubt,” Kirkus calls it “refreshingly wise and open-minded.” Get your copy here. Congrats, LHC. We are very proud.
I admire the writer’s honesty and the way the piece leaves the questions there to think about, rather than posing answers.