Tag: fathers and sons

16 articles

A Positive Life

Twenty-four years ago, a Missouri father plunged a needle filled with HIV-positive blood into his son’s vein. No one at the time could’ve imagined anything worse. But even more astonishing is the life the son turned out to live.


The Mourning Anchor

On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.


Playing for Time

A father, his dying son, and the quest to make the most profound video game ever.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Video Game Visionaries

Bill Cosby's Untold Story

On the comedian’s relationship with his son and how it changed the course of The Cosby Show.

Excerpted from Cosby: His Life and Times.


Rolling Nowhere, Part Two

Father and son bond by hopping freight trains.


Lost in the Waves

Swept out to sea by a riptide, a father and his 12-year-old autistic son struggle to stay alive. As night falls, the dad comes to a devastating realization: If they remain together, they’ll drown together.


A Pilot's Son, Flying Solo

A son’s memory of the father he lost at 13, excerpted from The Magical Stranger.


My Father the Dope Dealer

From 1975-1986, Anthony Edward Dokoupil distributed more than 50 tons of weed in the United States. The operation ruined his family and destroyed his life. Three decades later, his son came looking for answers.


When A 10-Year-Old Kills His Nazi Father, Who's To Blame?

On the case of young Joseph Hall, who was convicted last month of murdering his dad.


Confessions of a Black Mr. Mom

An essay on African-American fatherhood.


Daddy: My Father's Last Words

An essay on language, fatherhood and forgiveness.


The Oakling and the Oak

On “Poor Hartley,” the son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.