Issue No. 12 | Father Figures
Boys to Men
Freud be damned: there is perhaps no family role more fraught than that of a father. Men are expected to play the role of protector, provider, politician, peacemaker, or even punisher. But what about those men who never had the luxury of being properly fathered—or those for whom their own experience of fatherhood has been destructive? This month we focus on dads, literal and figurative, and the legacies they leave behind. Anchored by the powerful feature documentary The Work, our June issue includes a story about a daughter’s inheritance from her fisherman father, musings from a stay-at-home dad, and a long-form feature about Warrior Week, a grueling self-help retreat for men.