The Longform Guide to Fathers
My Father’s Fashion Tips
The writer on his father’s religious devotion to personal style.
The Mourning Anchor
On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.
What I Learned from My Father, The Grifter
“My father didn’t believe in things that were a reminder of the past because he had never had things in the past, and, more important, he had never had a past—not a past that mattered, that should be passed on to me, his son.”
Mr. Hannah Montana’s Achy Broken Heart
A melancholic Billy Ray Cyrus on the trauma of being the father of a famous 18-year-old girl, his friendship with Kurt Cobain, and his favorite mullet nicknames (Kentucky Waterfall and Missouri Compromise).
Confessions of a Black Mr. Mom
An essay on African-American fatherhood.
Dominick Dunne’s account of the trial of his daughter’s murderer.
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.