Category Archives: NY Times


Mar

16

2017

Starting Over With a New Foster Child

March 16, 2017 Foster Parent Diary By MEGHAN MORAVCIK WALBERT We stand in the bedroom together, side by side, clothes and toys piled up around us and empty boxes tossed into the hallway. “So, tell me,” I say. “What do you want to keep on the walls, and what should come down?” The colorful train decal on the wall of this bedroom looks babyish now…

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Mar

15

2017
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Blueprint for Feminism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Blueprint for Feminism

By ZOE GREENBERG March 15, 2017 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of “Americanah” and “We Should All Be Feminists,” remembers the hushed tones that accompanied her first period. In a recent interview in New York, she leaned in to mimic her mother’s voice. “‘What are you doing with your menstrual pads?’” she whispers. “My mother taught me to go burn them in the backyard when nobody’s looking.” Ms….

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Mar

15

2017

‘BBC Dad’ Chats About Family Blooper

Robert E. Kelly, the professor whose BBC interview spread widely on the internet after being interrupted by his children, spoke on Wednesday at Pusan National University in South Korea.


Mar

14

2017

Are We Raising Racists?

Op-Ed Contributor By JENNIFER HARVEY March 14, 2017 DES MOINES — Last year at this time, my 7-year-old was running around singing the praises of George Washington. I was happy to see her so engaged with what she’d learned at school. But I was dismayed that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of history….

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Mar

13

2017

‘Mommy, Come Wipe Me!’ and Other Perils of Working From Home

By MARIE TAE McDERMOTT March 13, 2017 Professor Robert E. Kelly, a political-science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, sat down on Friday in what appeared to be his home office for a BBC World interview via Skype on a serious subject: the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. Then his children burst in. Soon after the segment began, video footage shows, a toddler casually strolled into…

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Mar

11

2017

Even Child Care Divides Parties. Ivanka Trump Tries Building a Bridge.

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER March 11, 2017 WASHINGTON — One evening last month, a small group of Republican lawmakers — all of them women — were summoned to the Roosevelt Room of the White House for a private meeting. Awaiting the lawmakers was a figure who has no formal role in the administration but is quietly striving to become a policy force: Ivanka Trump. For more than an…

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Mar

10

2017

When the Kids Crash Your BBC Interview

Two children interrupted a political-science professor live on the air while he was trying to explain the South Korea impeachment scandal.


Mar

10

2017

My Grandmother’s Story Is Ending as Mine Begins

March 10, 2017 By SHANNON LUDERS-MANUEL My grandmother knew she’d succumb to dementia long before she began to lose her memory, as her two older sisters had shared the same fate before they died. She fought against time to write her life story, but she will never see her dream realized. My grandfather, who died before I was born, knew there was something special about…

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