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Fathers and daughters

The King in Queens

From House of Sticks, a memoir, which will be published this month by Scribner. Seven o’clock on a Saturday morning, a few years after my family left Vietnam for Ridgewood,…

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From postscripts of letters written by Robert Lowell to his daughter Harriet, collected in The Dolphin Letters, 1970–1979, which was published last year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. cat for…

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We Were So Happy Then

Life in the new South Africa

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Self-Portrait with Daughters

It was summer and I was a new father, to eight-month-old daughters. I was the pilot of a car trip: New York City to somewhere near Lake Michigan — a…

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My eleven-year-old daughter, Lola, is short for her age, wiry, and fast. Her body type and skill set are not ideally suited to basketball, yet this is the sport she…

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Swat Team

From an incident report written by a deputy in the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, in Okeechobee, Florida. The office occasionally responds to requests from parents seeking oversight from law enforcement…

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In My Father’s Study upon His Death

By Dylan Landis, the author of several books, including Rainey Royal, her first novel, published last month by Soho Press.

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America’s Ancestry Craze

Making sense of our family-tree obsession

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Portrait of a Township

Former militants take on the post-apartheid struggle

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March 2014

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