When the bride works for a wedding dress designer, the groom is a graphic designer, her father is a wine merchant, and his mother is an interior designer, you just know this Spanish wedding is just going to be a bit special. And for Carlota and Francesc, it really was. Set in Francesc’s family’s home […]
CLEVELAND—Melvin Booker starred on one of the old Big Eight's best teams ever, was voted as an All-American and played 32 games in the NBA. But he never experienced this. Booker, now 42 years old, stood just beyond a familiar spot outside the three-point line, squared his shoulders toward the basket and shot. Show More Summary
Each year, after the last remaining undefeated college basketball team has finally lost, my father performs the same ritual. He goes to the liquor cabinet, pours himself a small glass of Johnnie Walker, and does a small “cheers” to the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers basketball team. Show More Summary
He was a first sergeant in the 3rd Army in World War II, a Bronze Star medal winner, the owner of a contracting business, a husband of 66 years, a father of two, and after nearly a century of living, Jim Ballard had decided on his reward.
Call it child abuse or creative dentistry, this dad used his beloved Camaro to help pull his kid’s first tooth. Doorknobs are so last year, so this father takes it to the next level. He ties a string around his 8-year-old son’s loose tooth and attaches the other end to his fender. Note that his […]
In his new memoir, Conquering Chaos, Tyler Baltierra recounts the horror of watching his addict father get arrested in a violent home raid when he was just 8 years old.… READ ON
Young Fathers won the Mercury prize in 2014 for their album DEAD, but honestly the more interesting thing about them is that they’re a rap trio from Edinburgh, Scotland. Listening to previously released singles like “Shame” and “Rain Or Shine,” the closest comparison I came up with was TV On The Radio, or maybe Shabazz […]
Ximena Gutiérrez, a Nicaraguan mother, recovered her child who was detained by his father at the German Embassy in Nicaragua. Arun was taken to the Embassy's office in Managua by his father, a German citizen. Considering the unwillingness to leave the place, the little child's mother reported to the authorities...
(Beirut) March 31, 2015 - As the war in Syria marks a grim four year anniversary, Jesuit Father Narwas Sammour, the Jesuit Refugee Service Country Director in Syria, writes of the frustration and despair permeating the country. We rang...Show More Summary
When 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland announced his early retirement from the NFL after just one season, the league and fans reacted with shock. But as a father, a neuroscientist and a geriatrician, I can imagine all too well the...Show More Summary
Jacob's Ladder: Play co-penned by longtime activist David Mixner gets raves in Austin. StoryCorps conversation: Accepting his daughter as gay was like a weight lifted off him. "Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until...
"How's my German?," asked British actor Allan Corduner who plays Gustav Bloch-Bauer in the film Woman in Gold. He's Maria Altmann's father, in flashback to pre-war and Nazi occupied Vienna, when she was a young woman who managed to escape. Show More Summary
This week, Holy Week, we ponder the life of a man who was born to an unwed teen mother and a carpenter father. A man who started with very little, but whose followers would go on to change the world. A man who knew how to get down with hookers, who was betrayed and tortured by his own people. Show More Summary
My parents went through a divorce when I was 4 years old. The earliest memories I have of my father are not positive. My parents constantly fought -- the final nail in the coffin being my father cutting open my little brothers lip when he hit him. I grew up hating my father. He hurt my mother, brother, and several family members. Show More Summary
Boxing legend Muhammed Ali won’t be attending the much anticipated May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, but he will be tuning in from home, according to daughter Rasheda Ali, who told TMZ her father’s already picked a winner. “My dad really likes Manny. He’s a huge fan of his,” she said Tuesday […]
In August, RadarOnline.com exclusively revealed that Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood and her daughter Leah’s father, Gary Shirley, shared a dramatic run-in with his latest girlfriend, Kristina Anderson,… READ ON
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden says he won't join the College Football Playoff committee members in Indianapolis this week because of the anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Tweeted Haden: "I am the proud father of a gay son. In his...
Photo courtesy of Young Fathers If you’re not familiar, Young Fathers are an alternative hip-hop group out of Edinburgh, Scotland. (Yes, there’s a hip-hop scene in Edinburgh—don’t you read Noisey?) This past fall, they won the 2014 Mercury...Show More Summary
Josh Tillman is a singularly bizarre man and, in several respects, inhabiting the persona of Father John Misty allows him to showcase his weird duality. [ more › ]