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.
I went through the motions, like they do in all romantic comedies, all the way down to the bottom of the wine glass. In many ways, it was more of a performance than something sincere. Maybe that’s all that “closure” really is — a performance.
Anthony Horowitz, author of the most recent Bond installment, Trigger Mortis, called actor Idris Elba “too street” for the iconic role. And I call “racism.”
Dave Harris addresses a father’s “worst nightmare.”
My friends tease me about my fake ranch lifestyle, but there are amazing reasons why we’ve enthusiastically become pig farmers.
Can physical violence by Ugandan school staff really be reduced with the introduction of a new program? We can only hope.
“Don’t be a sore loser, don’t be a sore winner.”—That’s what my mom always said. That’s what she taught us. And to the extent that I’ve heeded this advice, it’s served me well.
The New Moon sets shortly after the sun relinquishes its hold upon the sky.
Don’t be dismayed by your relationship conflict …. You’re in love!
In an effort to hold a daily ‘good’ conversation with his daughter, Rick Sanchez utilizes the inexact time just before “lights out” where the most interesting conversations happen.
Now where were we? Oh yes…wrestling demons by the speakers.
Jeremy McKeen of Nerdy Dad Shirt was inspired to give some direction to the world as his newest child was on her way into it. We need to listen to him.
There really is healing through divorce, says Three Boys and a Mom writer Rachael Boley. — Throughout the past five years, I have felt a myriad of emotions toward my ex-husband… Infatuation. Obsession. Co-dependence. Love. Lust. Anger. Fear. Hate. Disgust. Apathy. Sadness. The list goes on.[Read More…]
Alex Yarde encourages his children to play dirty. And if yours do too, you can enter for a chance to win a grand prize trip to the World Series, plus a Maytag Top Load Washer and Dryer.
Jed Diamond can’t think of anything more important for the peace and well-being of the world than deepening the dialogue of what it means to be a good man.