In a new book, the writer Kim Brooks investigates how a culture of fear and anxiety has shaped modern parenting. It’s also about her personal story of defending herself against a charge of child neglect.
In a new book, the philosopher Scott Samuelson offers seven ways of looking at suffering. He pulls wisdom from the lessons of ancient Greek myth, the horrors of the Holocaust, and the beautiful pain of blues music.
Monday, we’re broadcasting the second conversation in our Realities of Diversity speaker series. Our guest is Negin Farsad. She uses comedy to confront the tough stuff, like racism, bigotry and ignorance.
The psychologist Alison Gopnik worries that parenting is too much like being a carpenter, where you shape chosen materials into a final product. But what if we parented more like gardeners—creating nurturing spaces in which children can flourish?
New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb writes about the problems we have in this country with race and injustice. He says that race may just be a mythology, but it’s also a useful way of looking at our checkered history, and talking about it isn’t easy.