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.
Shawn Henfling lends some insight into the mind of the typical Mr. Fixit.
All is well in the home of the Burb Boys, except for a little “food fight”!
An examination of how patriarchy and its oppressive influence on our lives prevents men from loving truly.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that bring us to peace.
Alex Barnett asks, “How do we get to a place where it is the overwhelming rule (not the exception) that the few in the crowd who are different than the majority can feel comfortable and at ease and be accepted?”
Three types of funeral, three types of death, three types of reflection on our own mortality.
Human trafficking is a horrible crime. Rick Matz’ home state of Michigan is the 2nd worst in the country after Nevada (Las Vegas).
Cheating can be intoxicating, but it’s also soul-destroying. You can break the cycle.
Letting go of someone who meant so much to you, who changed you in a drastic way, is incredibly difficult — but possible!
What do you do when the only person in the conversation speaking up for women is a woman?
5 steps took Corey Jahnke from misery and blame to a life of joy and gratitude.
Sharing that I’m an ally isn’t being brave. Bravery is getting out of bed every day, never knowing whether you’ll face violence just because someone thinks you’re an “abomination.”
And so the coach stormed off in frustration…
John Legend announced this week he’s starting a multi-year campaign to end mass incarceration.
Some values never lose their importance they just go out of style –time to bring this one back in a big way.
What we appreciate—and need—in a potential mate changes as we get older. James Michael Sama identifies eight ways our dating outlook shifts with—shall we call it, ahem, maturity instead of age?
Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.
Jordan Gray dives into when you should and when you shouldn’t get back with your ex.
Business owner Doug Wagner didn’t expect to learn 3 important lessons of leadership from grieving the loss of his best friend. But that’s exactly what happened.