When Guilt is Good (The Atlantic Magazine)Being pro-guilt is a provocative idea at a moment when parents and educators have come to almost fetishize empathy—when a child’s ability to put herself in another’s shoes seems like the apex of goodness. Photo by Jay

When Guilt is Good (The Atlantic Magazine)

Originally Published: The Atlantic Magazine • April 2018

A few years ago, researchers in Germany set out to plumb the moral consciences of small children. They invited a series of 2- and 3-year-olds to play with a marble track in a lab. Read more...

Kate’s Still Here (Esquire.com, Winner of Hearst Magazines’ 2017 Editorial Excellence Awards)You can't escape death on a farm, where it is both a practical matter and an asset. Photo by Stanley Zimny

Kate’s Still Here (Esquire.com, Winner of Hearst Magazines’ 2017 Editorial Excellence Awards)

Originally Published: Esquire.com • November 14, 2017  • The Sunday Long Read number one readers’ pick for 2017, and Longform best of 2017. Recommended by Longreads as an “incredibly moving feature.” Winner of Hearst Magazines’ 2017 Editorial Excellence Awards in the category of “reported feature or profile.”

For three days during a humid stretch of July in Newton, North Carolina, cars lined up along the dirt road outside the home of Deloy and Kate Oberlin. Read more...

What’s Up With Penthouse Magazine’s New Female, Feminist CEO? (Q&A)Photo by 10 Mix

What’s Up With Penthouse Magazine’s New Female, Feminist CEO? (Q&A)

Originally Published: Esquire.com • November 15, 2016

Earlier this year, the Penthouse brand was taken over by an unusual character: Kelly Holland, a woman and self-declared “left-leaning feminist…”

Kelly Holland: The common belief, and it’s been perpetuated by the press, is that free porn has killed porn. Read more...