Perspective

July, 2014

War, peace, and tweens

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie dicusses the Middle East with her kids. Comment.

Carmine takes a turn as Brooklyn Paper quizmaster

Sunday Screech: The Screecher’s television is on the fritz, which means this week’s column is a wild, brain-busting ride. Comment.

Feeling the pain of the Mid-East conflict

The Dad: This week, the Dad goes all international on us. Comments (3).

This week’s Screech — in an easy-to-open package!

Sunday Screech: Trust us, know blood will be drawn when you open up Carmine’s column today. Comments (1).

Steph gets wild — with a guide, of course

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie decides she’d rather live in the great outdoors than eat at Burger King. Comment.

Wassa matta! Youse don’t tink Carmine speaks good Italian?

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher murders his mother tongue, and cheers on a little opera singer! Comments (1).

Archiving the lives of our kids

The Dad: This week, the Dad picks and chooses what he should keep — and what needs to go. Comments (1).

Blue streak! Carmine has a brand-new set of wheels

Sunday Screech: Out with the old Tornado and in with the new — specially picked out to match the logo of this column. Comments (1).

Oh, Shea can you see!

Coney Island: In honor of Independence Day, and the world famous hot-dog eating contest that accompanies it, we got the lowdown on the ascendant spirit of Coney Island from Major League Eating chairman George Shea. Comment.

Sometimes it’s fine to be fine

Fearless Parenting: In this week’s Fearless Parenting column, Stephanie’s fear is a fixture, and maybe something she shouldn’t instill in her kids. Comment.

June, 2014

Carmine eats his way through the Mermaid Parade after being yelled at by a bus driver

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher has a shocking retort for the guy who got him to Coney Island — he’s fat! Comment.

The importance of visits with the grandparents

The Dad: This week, the Dad plans his summer — and visits with the older folks. Comments (1).

Carmine gets all existential on us

Sunday Screech: Leave it to the Screecher to take the mystery of life and explain it all in less than 700 words. Comments (5).

Positively, Steph will remain positive

Fearless Parenting: This week, our fearless mom says she sometimes needs an antidote to all of here negativity. Comments (5).

Carmine’s final screech to his beloved sister

Sunday Screech: Look, nobody can say goodbye like Carmine. Comments (5).

The Dad remembers dads past and future

The Dad: This week, the Dad celebrates Father’s Day the only way he knows how. Comment.

Classic Screech: The one where Carmine almost drowns in the shower

Sunday Screech: Read the editor’s note to figure out what is going on. Of course, you won’t be disappointed. Comments (2).

Reader’s rebuke drives home a point

Fearless Parenting: Look, in the end, Stephanie is happy with what she is doing — even if she doesn’t show it all the time. Comments (4).

Carmine’s PO’d with the PO, but don’t say anything about it!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s screech, Carmine let’s you know how some of his constituents feel about his old boss. Comments (3).

May, 2014

Father-Daughter vs. Mother-Son

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he’ll think of his kid like his mother thinks of him. Comment.

What the El! Train tracks attack Carmine!

Sunday Screech: Carmine once again cheats death, this time on 86th Street. He is a legend! Comments (6).

Are my kids living up to their potential?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie wonders if she needs to push her kids more, of if they’ll figure it all out on their own. Comments (1).

Carmine channels Al Pacino … and Costanza!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher things he’s out, and they pull him back in! Comments (1).

Dad to daughter: Keep Mace handy

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if it’s safe for his daughter to date while she’s away at college. Comments (3).

Carmine’s re-run touches his heart

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher gets a note that reminds him of something he wrote about more than a decade ago. Comment.

Work stoppage looms for Fearless family

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie considers going on strike. Comments (3).

Camine’s pal has an iPhoney problem

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher lashes into AT&T for not helping out a friend in need after his grandmother died. Comments (3).

Giving it the ol’ college try

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what’s more important: making his youngest do the things necessary to get into a good college — or letting her be a kid. Comments (2).

April, 2014

Carmine’s prescription for bad medicine: Read more Carmine!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher peels back the label on so-called “24-hour” chain pharmacies and does not like what he sees. Comment.

Carmine Santa Maria has hunger pangs

Perspective: What would happen if Gay Talese followed the Big Sceecher around Bensonhurst, mistaking him for the Chariman of the Board, Frank Sinatra? Find out in this week’s column, inspired by a story written by “Girls Write Now” mentee Laurencia Terris, who recently tagged along as Carmine taught one of his legendary merengue classes. Comments (1).

Boy’s entrance to teen-hood most anxiety-producing moment, bar none

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie’s boy’s 13th birrthday comes and goes without a bar mitzvah, causing her to wonder whether meat pie and paintball can fill the void created when she gave up on religion. Comments (5).

A family decision gone horribly wrong

The Dad: This week, the Dad ponders the decisions he, and his felow parents, have made. Comment.

Carmine celebrates Holy Week the only way he knows how — with food!

Sunday Screech: What do the holidays really mean to Carmine? Click to find out! Comments (3).

Hearings, and hearing the Hospital

Perspective: The thing about hearings is there are the regular people, and there are the suits. Comments (5).

Siri-ously. My kid is conversing with a computer

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures she may be able to use technology to answer the tough questions. Comments (1).

Carmine’s latest column a life-saver!

Sunday Screech: Want to live as long and healthily as the Screecher has? Then follow these easy tips! Comments (7).

Dad’s left the baby home alone — again

The Dad: This week, the Dad realizes his two daughters are being raised differently. Comments (1).

March, 2014

When Carmine gets political, he really gets political!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher blasts the mayor, the former mayor, and just about everone else that likes charter schools. Comments (5).

Coming to terms with the terms of mom-hood

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures out that the older her boys get, the more she’ll have to give ground. Comments (3).

Fact is, ‘Party’ is spelled C-A-R-M-I-N-E

Sunday Screech: You haven’t won an award until you’ve won a Carmine! Comments (1).

Is college about finding a husband?

The Dad: This week, the Dad questions the concept of the new book, “Marry Smart.” Comments (1).

It’s your last chance to meet Carmine live and in person!

Sunday Screech: The Screecher’s gala is this week at the fabulous El Caribe Country Club, and tickets are still available! Comments (2).

Today’s women can’t have it all. Or can they?

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie looks back on her choice to stay home, keep the house clean, and raise the kids. Comments (2).

Carmine’s giving out ‘Carmines’ like he’s never given out ‘Carmines’ before!

Sunday Screech: This week, the Screecher salutes Ann Marie Lettieri-Baker! Comments (7).

The Dad says ‘Reach for the ceiling!’

The Dad: This week, the Dad questions whether we should ask our kids to do so much athletically. Comments (3).

Carmine’s got a Marathon of a column!

Sunday Screech: In this week’s Screech, Carmine learns what happened to all that stuff that he lost. Comments (10).

February, 2014

Our vacation to New York City — and Brooklyn, too!

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie discovers that there is more to her hometown than Prospect Park — and learns that even when you get lost, you can have a great time. Comments (3).

Carmine provides another knee-slapper!

Sunday Screech: Jokes aside, the Screecher honors yet another “Carmine” award winner. Comments (3).

College try: Should the Dad make sure his kid goes to class?

The Dad: This week, our fearless father wonders if he should monitor his freshman daughters attendance at the school he’s paying for. Comments (3).

Do you believe what they did to that giraffe in Copenhagen? Carmine can’t

Sunday Screech: Carmine would not have eaten that animal — no matter how hungry he was — even if he was starving! Comments (8).

Letter from Methodist: You got it wrong again

Letters: A public relations rep for the Park Slope hospital says that we once again screwed up coverage of its controversial expansion bid. Comments (10).

Lost boy: A lesson learned

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie recalls a time when she went to watch her son’s baseball game — and he wasn’t there. Comments (6).

Carmine’s latest Carmine winners are his favorite couple!

Sunday Screech: Every once in a while, the Screecher says something nice about someone. This week, he names names — twice! Comments (2).

Legal weed puts Dad in a tizzy

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders what to tell his kids now that Colorado has legalized pot. Comments (6).

Carmine covers it all — all by himself!

Sunday Screech: Who needs reporters when you’ve got Carmine watching your back? Comments (2).

January, 2014

Steph’s mission: Inner peace

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie travels to the Catskills by herself, to learn something about herself. Comments (4).

Lessons learned

Fearless Parenting: Here’s what Stephanie was taught by Mahadev Chaitanya during here weekend seeking inner peace in the Catskills. Comment.

Finally! An award worthy of the name ‘Carmine’!

Sunday Screech: This week, the screecher puts aside his usual piss and vinegar for a tribute to his awardees. Comments (2).

Will the Dad pass his drivers test?

The Dad: This week, the Dad wonders if he should give his daughter the keys when it is a little rainy outside. Comments (12).

Say what you want, but Carmine is an American through and through!

Sunday Screech: You can’t help yourself, can you? You can’t, right? So just click away and enjoy another instant classic from America’s Favorite Local Columnist. Comments (3).

Steph leads her kids to water

Fearless Parenting: This week, Stephanie figures there something to be said for taking the reigns. Comments (2).

The Screecher breaks out his joke book

Sunday Screech: This week’s column is for those of you who “get” Carmine. Comments (3).

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The Dad: This week, the Dad figures it is time to get certain particulars worked out — even if it kills him (no pun inteneded). Comment.

The Screecher is off to the funeral parlor

Sunday Screech: No, Carmine has not passed, but he has lost a few friends this holiday season. Comments (4).

Ten things Steph wants to work on

Fearless Parenting: This week, the headline says it all. Comments (3).

December, 2013

Miracle of miracles! Carmine gets it done again

Sunday Screech: They don’t call him Carmine Santa Maria for nothing! Comments (2).

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