Talking With Kids About Open Relationships: Margaret Jacobsen Walks Us through Being Honest and Open

Margaret Jacobsen writes beautifully on a bunch of different difficult topics.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn: How "Schitt’s Creek" Mastered the Sharp Sitcom

It’s an honest depiction of a family employing productive optimism and pessimistic humor to survive. Read more »

Face the Strange: Dani Shapiro Maps Her Family Secrets in “Inheritance”

“All my life, I had known there was a secret,” Dani Shapiro writes. “What I hadn’t known: the secret was me.”  Read more »

BitchTapes: The Family Way

Singer-songwriter Laura Gibson turned in a thoughtful, multi-faceted playlist for our Family Values issue. Read more »

Mother Knows Best: The Family Secrets at the Heart of “Sharp Objects”

At the center of Sharp Objects is a culture that’s intimately familiar in many parts of the rural United States. Read more »

Kin in the Game: Social Change Can’t Just Be For “Families”

Journalists, aid organizations, and politicians rarely ask us to sympathize with people not categorized as “families.” Read more »

Not Your Final Girl: In “Halloween,” Laurie Strode Is a Survivor

In 2018, the former “scream queen” is armed with resolve and pain, and her only scream in the film comes from a place of anger and grief—not fear. Read more »

Join the Club: Gabrielle Moss on the Golden Age of YA Literature

Gabrielle Moss takes us on a nostalgic and hilarious tour through teen bookshelves and the Golden Age of YA literature. Read more »

Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen. Read more »

At the Borders, On the Margins: Jean Guerrero’s “Crux” puts a reporter’s lens on family and memory

Memoir fans will love the ambitious and sometimes experimental structure of Jean Guererro’s debut. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Before You Watch "Orange is the New Black," Here Are 5 Facts To Know about Pregnancy in Prison

Season three of Orange is the New Black is (almost) here! While creator Jenji Kohan and the whole cast have been pretty tight-... Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »