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.
Three steps to being brave.
It’s clear that young people are getting caught in the crossfire of the latest round of fighting between Israel and Palestine and the conflict is taking a huge toll on them. And the effects of the war are not just physical.
The impromptu silverware drum solo. All it needs is a round of applause.
In just two weeks Marilyn Weingard’s son Steven is leaving to help a nation at war. Here’s how she made peace with his decision.
Never doubt the power of a teenage guy who loves to do good for the world. Kevin Stonewall may just put an end to colon cancer.
Great sex is not about size, stamina, or technique
Dewaine Farria struggles with how to raise a secular child in a world that bombards them with religious messages.
Looking for a way to keep the kids active and away from the TV screen this summer? Tom Sturges has a few tips for parents.
How Nate Bagley discovered that love is not a weakness.
“When men are unaware of their gender privilege, boundary violations occur,” writes psychologist Sandy Peace.
Jordan Gray says that in order to truly love, it must be unconditional.
While no child is perfect, there is much to learn when it comes to interacting with others and negotiating ongoing and important relationships.
Charles Orlando calls out the folks who say that some guys are just born cheaters who can’t help themselves.
Thomas Fiffer shares a single, simple pitfall that happy people avoid.
Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.