Number 19 | The Parenting Issue

The Pain Machine

I ignored her pain. This was not difficult to do; her pain was rarely justified. To wear special seamless socks was to stick her feet in an iron smelter. To wear a soft acrylic scarf was to be garroted by a scroll of razor wire.

Number 19

Almost a how-to. Featuring Louis Theroux, Arthur Bradford, Heidi Julavits, Alexandra Styron, Tucker Nichols, Darin Strauss, Kevin Baker and Katha Pollitt. Plus John Kenney has 'the talk' with his dad.