David Berman Was the Cult Musician Who Went Away for 10 Years. What Made Him Finally Come Back?
A profile of the songwriter.
A profile of the songwriter.
Where words fail, there is music.
People who love each other will only be able to tell each other a finite number of times.
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.
Baseball and complicated father/son relationships.
The writer travels with his father to Iceland and Greenland.
The complicated life and death of Hideki Irabu, a pitcher who was supposed to become a Yankee legend and found heartache instead.
“My son was jobless, directionless, and apartmentless. So when he decided to join the Army, we were just glad he was out of the house. What we didn’t know was just how much the military would change him—and us.”
A son on his father's career behind the bar.
Excerpted from Two and Two.
A father and son bond over baseball and deceptions.
A young, shackled black man is shot to death — and the police say he killed himself. The resulting investigation has pitted the victim’s father against the most powerful man in New Iberia, La.
“I took my son to Paris fashion week, and all I got was a profound understanding of who he is, what he wants to do with his life, and how it feels to watch a grown man stride down a runway wearing shaggy yellow Muppet pants.”
“I never knew my father, a decorated World War II pilot who died before I was born. But a trek at age 67 to the site where his airplane crashed brought me closer to him than I’d ever dared hope.”
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.
On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.
A father, his dying son, and the quest to make the most profound video game ever.
On the comedian’s relationship with his son and how it changed the course of The Cosby Show.
Father and son bond by hopping freight trains.
A son’s memory of the father he lost at 13, excerpted from The Magical Stranger.
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.
On the case of young Joseph Hall, who was convicted last month of murdering his dad.
An essay on African-American fatherhood.
An essay on language, fatherhood and forgiveness.
On “Poor Hartley,” the son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Lance Butterfield was the captain of the football team, had a 4.0 GPA and a girl he loved. It wasn’t enough for his dad. And then his dad became too much for him.
Part of our guide to Skip Hollandsworth’s true crime writing at Slate.
Bernard Peters and his son, Scott, robbed and shot a Salvation Army worker in 1996. Since then, they’ve been sharing a cell at Elmira Correctional Facility.