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Poly Parents Are Losing Custody of Their Kids in Brutal Divorce Battles

Naomi had been married to her husband David for 15 years when he asked her if she was open to trying polyamory. After some hesitation,…

The Rise and Fall of the Century’s Most Infamous Failson

When your father, Mark Van Doren, is a Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, as well as a novelist, critic, playwright, editor and beloved teacher at Columbia University,…

The Art of the Italian Exit

I go a little overboard at parties. After a decade of legal drinking, I’m no longer puking in my friend’s toilet at 9 p.m. or…

How to Cook a Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Meal With Drunks in the Kitchen

I cooked my first St. Patrick’s Day dinner when I was 10. It was 2002, and I was no doubt wearing one of those festive,…