Mia Fontaine

Mia Fontaine is the author of Come Back and Have Mother, Will Travel. She has written for The New York Times and Ms. magazine.

  • America Has an Incest Problem

    People are rightly horrified by abuse scandals at Penn State and in the Catholic church. But what about children who are molested by their own family members?

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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