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Baby Names

The Best 'Lord of the Rings' Baby Names To Rule Them All

ByRyan Britt

Forget "Frodo" and "Strider," and don't even think about "Treebeard." These are the best Middle-earth names that are actually great.

Eliminate the Impossible

5 Best Ways To Introduce Kids To Sherlock Holmes

ByRyan Britt

The game's afoot!

Great Books

What We Forgot About the ’90s Is More Interesting Than What We Remember

ByRyan Britt

Chuck Klosterman's new book on the most misunderstood decade will shock you with details you forgot.

Cool Dads

Terry Crews Doesn’t Believe In Self-Made Men — Even If He Lived The Myth

ByAlex French

In his new kids’ book, Crews teaches kids that nobody is ever alone and all success is really communal.

Great Reads

The Best Reading Order For the Moomin Books Is Out of Order

ByTess Gionet

Your next series obsession is here, and we've got the exact order you should read them in.


‘The Wonder Weeks’: Still Influential. Still Wrong.

ByPatrick A. Coleman

This 27-year-old tome continues to influence the way parents see child development. Too bad its advice doesn't hold up.

Hidden In Plain Sight

A Bone-Chilling ‘Goodnight, Moon’ Mystery: What’s With the Headless Giraffe?

ByRyan Britt

I guess my daughter is the only one who noticed this monstrosity.

Call Me Ishmael

10 Literary Baby Names Inspired By Great Books

ByPatrick A. Coleman

Call them Ishmael. No, really.

Cool Dads

How One 'SNL' Dad Put A Clever Twist On A Boring Bedtime Routine

ByRyan Britt

The former SNL funny man delivers big laughs at sleepytime with Not All Sheep Are Boring.

Kids Books

The 13 Best First Chapter Books for Kids

ByTess Gionet

Teacher and librarian recommended — parent and kid approved.

Young Readers

The Confounding Science Of Children’s Literature

ByTheresa Fisher

Over the past 50 years, researchers have learned a lot about the basis behind children's book-selection preferences. But there's still a lot that remains unknown.

Cool Dads

Original Karate Kid Ralph Macchio Says “The Miyagi-verse” Could Be The Next MCU

ByIan Spelling

38 years after the original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio is still waxing on.


1984 Video Of Keanu Reeves "Teddy Bear Reporter" Resurfaces Amid Matthew Perry Slander

ByRyan Britt

Need proof Keanu is a good guy? Check out his teddy bear journalism.

Riddles In the Dark

45 Years Ago, The Jules Bass Animated Classic 'The Hobbit' Changed The World

ByRyan Britt

In 1977, the animated version of The Hobbit made a classic book even more powerful than ever.

Old Friends

45 Years Ago, Dr. Seuss Dropped a Grinch Prequel That Is Basically A Horror Movie

ByNathan Rabin

You can’t believe this deeply strange 1977 Grinch prequel even exists.

Bedtime Stories

America’s Top-Voted Bedtime Story Is Guaranteed To Give Your Kids Nightmares

ByDevan McGuinness

We’re surprised and a little incredulous.