Masked For Their Protection

Doug FrenchFatherhood on Friday

Four months into the coronavirus pandemic, there’s a weird and stupid trend that somehow outweirds and outstupids all the weirdness and stupidity: indignant refusals to wear a mask in confined, public spaces. These bad actors — … Read More

History Has Its Eyes On Us

Doug FrenchFatherhood on Friday

Last week, we took a break. Sort of. We published a week’s worth of Fatherhood on Friday news, but we also wanted to reanimate the old-fashioned three-day weekend, when work and news weren’t nearly as … Read More

Take A Break.

dad2summitFatherhood on Friday

Welcome to the second half of 2020, which in our estimation needs a midseason reboot. Strip it down to the studs. Wipe the hard drive.  Today is the public holiday when we celebrate American independence, … Read More

Let’s Ruin Our Kids

Doug FrenchFatherhood on Friday

Four years ago, when Juneteenth coincided with Father’s Day, The Root editor-in-chief Danielle Belton wrote a piece about growing up with a Texan father who celebrated Juneteenth with a Texas-sized pride. Every year came a … Read More

Pete Davidson Fights His Fire

Doug FrenchFatherhood on Friday

There are a few reasons why we’re paying attention to today’s opening of “The King of Staten Island,” the sixth feature-dramedy directed by Judd Apatow. We haven’t seen this film, nor have we been paid … Read More