Andrew Ladd Shares a snapshot of childhood in 1990s Scotland.
Andrew Ladd is the blog editor for Ploughshares. His work also has appeared in Apalachee Review, CICADA, Memoir Journal, Paper Darts, and The Rumpus, among others, and his first novel, What Ends (New Issues Press, January 2014), was the winner of the 2012 AWP Prize in the Novel. Follow Andrew on Twitter @agoodladd.
A new book about neuroscience says humans are nothing more than the connections between our brain cells. How does that change what it means to be a good man?
Steven Pinker’s new book argues that our culture has become less violent. Andrew Ladd wonders what other evils that decline might hide.
A light-hearted new book by Damon Young and Panama Jackson about dating that suggests the debate about being a good man has become too intellectual.
Andrew Ladd reviews a new book about surfing, and wonders what it can teach us about being a good man.
Sometimes living a ‘green’ lifestyle can seem difficult if not impossible. Andrew Ladd reviews three recent books that try to figure out why.
If you didn’t watch the Women’s World Cup final last month, you missed out on more than a great match. Andrew Ladd reviews three books that explain how soccer can save society.
Prizewinning author Oscar Hijuelos talks to Andrew Ladd about his new memoir, growing up in Harlem, and men’s struggle for identity.
Andrew Ladd reviews Robert Lipsyte’s An Accidental Sportswriter and considers the problem of homophobia in professional sports.
Andrew Ladd interviews Bruce Eric Kaplan (better known to readers of “The New Yorker” as BEK), who has a new book out.
Popular culture loves calling a situation like this a “midlife crisis.” Maybe it should be called a “midlife awakening”.
He lost his legs, but not his attitude.
Sometimes the hardest part of coming out out is the waiting for, “What now?”. Jack Freedman shares what happened when he told his tough, ex-marine father.
From fighting Lord Voldemort and his evil followers to championing equal human rights for women, girls, men and boys, Emma Watson has joined a critical fight, and not a moment too soon.
Al Deluise shares the one go-to phrase that you can use to fake your way through any sports-intensive conversation.
Angelus Morningstar explains how men can enjoy being promiscuous without having to resort to pick-up tactics and other behaviors that can demean their sexual partners.
It’s a big mistake to just assume that the water coming-out of a tap or hose is suitable for you, your family and friends to drink!
Steve O’Neill on giving yourself a little adventure.
When we love, we can often stumble into loss. Nathan Graziano shares with us the story of one of his first loves, leaving us to reel in the heartbreaking reality that is loving someone with depression.
David Kanegis’s advice on stepping up your game.
Mike Stilley’s open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: It’s time to step down.
A simple reminder of what it is you want, just for you.
Cameron Conaway isn’t a car guy, but when he attended Cadillac’s media drive for the 2015 ATS Coupe he felt the pull to become one.
Anne Theriault promises her young son that no matter how he expresses his gender or sexuality, she’ll stand by him.
Connected sex is what I’m after and what drives my fulfilling feelings. I get closeness from sex. I get relaxation and bonding from sex.
If Walt Whitman had lived in a different time, he might’ve written Perry Brass’s celebration of the boy in all of us.