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.
Meet Ronnie O’Sullivan, master of snooker. Here he gets a score of 147, the maximum, for the twelve time in his career. Yes he is playing against an opponent, although you’d never know it.
Al DeLuise revisits the process of naming his children, and the importance of names.
Playland died along with blue collar image that once embodied a gritty San Francisco.
James Michael Sama reminds us we’ve evolved and says it’s about time we started acting human.
As first reported by Mikaela Rakos, Illustrator Ed Harrington makes it simple to create pop culture villains
We need a tax system that will encourage business creation, growth and global expansion while providing for fair tax U.S. revenue and investment in America and its work force.
Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center carries on the tradition of singing to newborn babies passed down to him by one of his predecessors.
Hugh Weber still isn’t sure why his wife of 8 years said yes, but he’s sure happy she did.
Rude kids become rude adults; teach them early and save them heartache in the end
Jordan Gray says that there are seven simple things that basically all men crave in an intimate relationship.
With water pollution, toxic waste and earthquakes as by- products of fracking, should we not concentrate on renewable and clean energy?
Yes, you can do it. Jordan Gray shows you how.
Savas Abadsidis talks to men about the way growing – or not growing – a beard defines manhood in their lives.
James Michael Sama wants you to know that not everyone is going to hurt you.