Gepetto: Helicopter Parent

Slow news day — or at any rate, slow brain day. This McSweeney’s piece by G. Xavier Robillard is a howl. Enjoy. FROM: Geppetto@earthlink.com TO: Sunnydale Elementary Listserv RE: Hello! Hello parents, I’m Geppetto, and I’ll bet I’m as excited as anyone to get the class list for Ms. Hudson’s kindergarten. Can you believe school [Read More...]

Eek! A YA Novel!

Change your maps: the YA section is the new Gommorah, at least according to Meghan Cox Gurdon. In the Wall Street Journal, she asks: How dark is contemporary fiction for teens? Darker than when you were a child, my dear: So dark that kidnapping and pederasty and incest and brutal beatings are now just part [Read More...]


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