Away from the bloat and bluster of Waikiki lives a city full of soul, style, and serious street cred
OCTOBER 16, 2016
How to be a Man in the Age of Trump
Talking to boys about a masculinity beyond silence or swagger
The New York Times “Sunday Review”
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
“Who’s the Hottest of Them All”An adaptation of Girls and Sex
The [London] Times Sunday Magazine
“Our Barbie Vaginas, Ourselves”
The troubling divide between “sex positive” and true confidence
MAY 7, 2016
“Surviving Cancer Without the Positive Thinking”
APRIL 21, 2016
“Jaha Dukureh:Voicing the Unspeakable”
The 100 Most Influential People
APRIL 8, 2016
“Worried about your teenage daughter? Move to the Netherlands.”
An excerptÂ from Girls & Sex.
The Los Angeles Times “Op-Ed”
APRILÂ 2, 2016
“It’s a ‘blow job’ because it’s work”
How oral sex became a teen’s workaround, a path to popularity — but rarely the road to reciprocated pleasure.
Way back when, they met cute in Hawaii. Now, they’re trying to reconnect with this land of lava, white-knuckle drives, dolphins gone AWOL–and each other. Can they find magic again while chaperoned by a ukelele-mad 10-year-old (AUTHOR’S NOTE: the aforementioned 10-year-old would like you to know that she is NOT ukelele mad and takes umbrage at the characterization!)
DECEMBER 25, 2014
The Lives They Lived: Shirley Temple Black
This is a tribute I wrote for the annual issue of the New York Times Magazine remembering some of those we’ve lost during the year. You can search for Black’s name on the page, but I recommend reading as many of the pieces as you can.
The New York Times Magazine
DECEMBERÂ 7, 2014
When Cancer is Not Cancer
Hundreds of thousands of women have likely been over-treated for breast tumors as others continue to die. One doctor says it’s time to make a change.
The California Sunday Magazine
JULY 27, 2014
The Wrong Approach to Breast Cancer
Yeah, I didn’t write the headline. But this is on Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and survival…
The New York Times
JUNE 14, 2014
The Battle Over Dress Codes
Why are we focusing so much on what girls are wearing?
The New York Times
Beauty Self-Acceptanceâ€”At Last
Real women explain how they learned to love — not just live with — what they see in the mirror