I had put off my trip to India twice. The first time, I blamed it on my job at NYU. The second time, I blamed it on a dying relative who did not exist. On both occasions I lied. When my boss asked me to go, I was out of excuses. As a freelancer for an online Hindu magazine who had written dozens of profiles of prestigious yogis, Swamis, and the nuances of Indian culture, it was my professional duty. Still, I was terrified.
One thing that we've found that helps pass the time until you're allowed to leave? Casting our favorite TV characters in the most outlandish roles and seeing what happens.
For new fathers, mindfulness really boils down to paying close attention to the subtlest shifts in your partner and baby, maintaining a feeling of connection to both of them, and being able to observe your own feelings rise and fall without becoming reactive.
"All Growz Up" explores what popular comedians wanted to be when they grew up and how that's panned out for them. Join me on this insightful journey into the little minds that became the big minds we love today.
Now that All Hallows' Eve is well over, we can officially count down the best and gayest celebrity costumes of 2013. I scrounged Instagram for the finest star getups and came up with this pack of heroes.
First, you'll have to unlearn traditional English, with its emphasis on making rational thoughts clear through words. Instead, obfuscate with half-truths -- or better yet, quarter- and eighth-truths.
Present-day Brooklyn is a world away from Central Point, Virginia, circa 1958, but in these moments I am struck by the ease with which most of us are able to live our lives. That's when I say a quiet thank you to Mildred and Richard Loving.
What's the city equivalent of being stranded on a desert island these days? It's being without a landline, Internet, or television service. That was me last week, and I wasn't sure I'd survive.
My partner and I have been compared to TV's quintessential gay dads quite a few times over the years. (My trainer at the gym once told me, "You're like the big guy, because you're so, um, funny!") And their milestones have mirrored ours on many occasions.
Does feeling guilty on its own make you a better mother, father, spouse? Does it help with your performance on the job or in advancing your career? Probably not.
"Son, you can't just stare at us. We're about to buy you a new protective garment and a gourmet pastry, but if this is upsetting to you we need to know why. You've got to get better at using your words. Please -- tell us what you're thinking."
If you're a friend or family member of a hospice patient, you could be facing a murder charge. That's the not-so-subtle message that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is sending to dying patients and their families.
Decide who you want to be in the world and what kind of friend you want to be. Then choose your A-list friends accordingly.
When Emmy Award nominations are unveiled Thursday morning at 8:35 a.m. ET, Netflix's new House of Cards will become the first web-based series to compete in a top category.
There is a good chance that Karey Dornetto has made you laugh. She has written for shows like Arrested Development, South Park, The New Normal, and Portlandia. We were more than thrilled to sit and chat with Karey about her work as a queer woman writing really great content for TV.
Errors -- of identification, understanding and more -- abound in the Public Theater's current Shakespeare in the Park offering, The Comedy of Errors.