The Parental “To Do List”

This summer’s movie The To Do List starring one of my favorite stars, Aubrey Plaza, was a huge disappointment. [Read more...]

What This White Mother Saw Happen to Her Black Child at the Pool

Naomi was swimming happily under the watchful gaze of a lifeguard, her mother, and another adult when a woman approached her and demanded she justify her presence in the neighborhood pool.

It was Saturday night and summer had finally arrived back in middle Tennessee. [Read more...]

If You Send Your Kid to Private School, Are You a Bad Person?

You Know What’s Racist? Calling Twerking ‘Black’


So, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, we’re reduced to this: calling Miley Cyrus’s predictable, boring, and pathetic VMA dance routine “racist.” [Read more...]

The Sad, Boring Fall of Miley Cyrus

Confession: my family starred in The Hannah Montana Movie. [Read more...]