How My Father Became a Feminist in the Delivery Room

As my dad tells it, my birth coincided with the birth of his identity. A little less than 23 years ago I made him a father, yes, but I also gave him a unique piece of identity that has in some ways been more defining in our father-daughter relationship.

Pastrami on Tie

Frantically searching for last-minute Father’s Day ideas? We’ve got it tied up.

Reading Delmore Schwartz, Our Responsibilities Begin

For essayist and critic David Ulin, the work of Delmore Schwartz was most significant for its influence on his hero Lou Reed. Reassessing Schwartz’s writing, Ulin locates Schwartz as a uniquely American writer.

Did Allen Ginsberg Secretly Want To Be Bob Dylan?

A newly-released 3-CD set introduces listeners to a side of legendary poet many of us have never heard. Turns out that Ginsberg moonlighted as a songwriter — and was pretty good at it too.


T-Shirt Pays Homage to Toronto Market’s Jewish History

Hip design store in Toronto debuts shirt to celebrate Jewish history in Kensington Market.

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