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 Fludd shares, “Not being local to your children is hard but you can maintain a great relationship with them. I think the most important thing is for them to know that you are thinking of them, even though you’re not there.”
Jordan Kozey takes us into the mind of man finding his way post-marriage.
Harris O’Malley has a new read for the nerds trying their hands at online dating.
A stay-at-home dad shares his insights on how he became depressed in his new role and offers advice on ways to combat stay-at-home ‘dadpression’.
Want the type of connection that keeps the two of you together forever?
It sounds oxymoronic, but not feeling numbness is the key to unlocking success in health, wealth, and relationships… so why is it so hard for manly men to feel?
Jr. high, high school, college, trade school, any school can be challenging for gay, bi, trans*, and queer folk. We want to hear your stories and advice.
I think you think love is lost, but I can still see its colour and shape with my outsiders perspective.
Mark Radcliffe wants you to get some perspective and spew some of your venom toward the accused serial rapist in our midst.
So many of us go through our lives without ever looking inside and without ever contemplating whether we’re doing the “right” thing. Most of us aren’t willing to look closely at our behavior to see how we fit into society. How did we get to where we are? Do we like ourselves?
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Why what we are doing here is so important.