Do you remember the little boy who went viral because a reporter asked if he'd miss his mom on the first day of preschool--and he burst into tears? Now, two years ago, 6-year-old Andrew Macias…was interviewed again about his first day of first grade. KTLA reporter Courtney Friel asked Andrew this question as he was heading to City Terrace Elementary School in Los Angeles, while his mom was standing right next to him. It got so popular that it was made into an eBay commercial. Now, Friel came back to… >> Read More
Mary Stuart Masterson is an iconic actress of our youth. If you don't remember her from "Some Kind of Wonderful," a John Hughes classic where she played something of a tomboy, you may remember her…from "Benny & Joon." Her roles have always broken barriers, playing a teenage girl who gave up her baby in "Chances Are" and a teen helping run her dad's shop in "Heaven Help Us." Since then, however, Masterson has made an unusual choice for a culturally prominent actor: She moved from Brooklyn to upstate New… >> Read More
With the imminent birth of his second daughter with wife Priscilla Chan in the next few months, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg announced he'll be taking two months of paternity leave.
In an Instagram…and Facebook post, he explained why: "When Max was born, I took two months of paternity leave. I will always be grateful I could spend so much time with her in the first months of her life. Our new daughter is coming soon, and I'm planning to take two months of paternity leave again. This time, I'm… >> Read More
I am a Jewish activist mom, so I can mark my child's two-plus years on earth with different firsts. At six weeks, he joined Women of the Wall’s prayers at the Kotel for the first time. At four…months, he attended his first Pride Parade, in Jerusalem, and my pure joy turned to terror when Shira Banki was murdered. Last week, at two years and three months, we brought him to his first protest in NYC, “No War! No Hate!” organized by a group called Rise and Resist. The protests followed a week… >> Read More
This weekend, I like many of you, received a few panicked texts from certain Jewish mothers in my life about today's impending solar eclipse. It's exciting, yes, but also kind of terrifying because...…the possibility of permanent eye damage. Oy. All the worry boils down to the following warnings—which we thought we'd pass on to you, dear Kveller readers. Be careful out there! If you don't have the right glasses, don't look up. Don't be like this guy, Lou, age, 70, who has been doing a media circuit… >> Read More