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Caitlin Flanagan

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

The Fraternity Epidemic: Falling Off Of Houses

Posted 02.21.2014 | College

An examination of the debauchery that takes place in fraternities unearthed a surprisingly common source of traumatic injury -- people falling off of ...

Fraternities Exposé -- Alcohol, Assault and Lawyering Up

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.22.2014 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

In her cover story for the March issue of The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan takes on one of the most heavily fortressed bastions of the American male -- the college fraternity -- and most assuredly scores some direct hits.

Mistresses of Our Own Domain: Behind the Myth of Hookup Culture

Erica Grossman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Erica Grossman

America is obsessed with sex. And not in a good way.

Caitlin Flanagan and Joan Didion: Writers and Mothers

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Caitlin Flanagan goes there -- the third rail of women talking about other women -- the kind of stuff we lower our voices to share -- she goes after Joan Didion's portrayal of herself as a mother. With all due respect.

The Atlantic's Woman Problem

Caryl Rivers | Posted 03.20.2012 | Media
Caryl Rivers

One day I would like to pick up the Atlantic and see a well-reported article about American women that's without the "What the hell are they up to now?" brand of alarm.

The Tragedy of Karen Owen

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kate Fridkis

Women have been having casual sex for a long time. But what kind of casual sex was Karen Owen having? She tells us in disturbing detail -- disturbing for reasons she clearly doesn't understand.

Duke v. The Atlantic Monthly: Student Calls Recent Article A 'Hit Piece'

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Writer Caitlin Flanagan recently took Duke University to task in the Atlantic Monthly -- and now Duke students are fighting back. The 5,000-odd word ...

The Hazards Of Duke

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

No matter what your opinion of the now notorious online "thesis" of the recent Duke graduate Karen Owen--a comprehensive and often pornographic report...

Caitlin Flanagan is Still Wrong: New Proof of Why School Gardens Matter

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

As well as helping children lead happier, healthier lives today, gardening helps them acquire the essential skills they need to fulfill their potential in a rapidly-changing world.

Maui's Edible Garden for Children

Lorna Sass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lorna Sass

It surprised us to learn that despite the many farms on the island and trees dripping with citrus, many of the children living on Maui don't have access to fresh fruits and veggies and have no idea how they grow or where they come from.

Down the Rabbit Hole:The Hijacking of the Edible Schoolyard

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elissa Altman

What is it exactly that is so threatening about the concept of in-school food and agriculture education like The Edible Schoolyard? What is it that so peeved Caitlin Flanagan in a now-famous rant in The Atlantic?

Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan Blames Arugula for California's Failing Schools

Samuel Fromartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Samuel Fromartz

Pinning the ills of the state's educational system on school gardens? What's next? Blaming the deep recession on Michelle Obama's White House garden because it takes the president's attention off more weighty problems?