For Valentine's Day, stories about our parents falling in love. And troubles with their love. From Hilton Als, Scott Carrier, Julie Showalter, a magazine column called Men My Mother Dated and others. The idea for this show was inspired by Delmore Schwartz's classic 1937 work of American fiction about his parents' courtship: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories.
When Jessica Robinson was sent to adult prison at the age of 14, the state did such a terrible job taking care of her that several women—an embezzler, a convicted murderer, and some thieves—stepped in to mother her. Alex Kotlowitz reports.
Kristen Finch was a speech therapist who sometimes worked with kids withAsperger Syndrome, symptoms of which include emotional distance,inflexibility and missing social cues. Kristin and her co-workers oftenjoked that all their husbands had Asperger's, since the symptoms overlapwith stereotypically male personality traits.