Andrew Ladd Shares a snapshot of childhood in 1990s Scotland.
Andrew Ladd is the book reviews editor for the Ploughshares blog. His work has also appeared in Apalachee Review, Open Letters Monthly, Alternet, The Rumpus, PANK's "This Modern Writer" series, DRAFT Magazine and the Good Men Project. His unpublished novel, What Ends, is currently a semifinalist in the Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award.
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.
Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today announced that the agency will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners who want to serve together as volunteers overseas.
As makeup becomes more socially acceptable for men to wear, the benefits of it are called into question.
With at least 51 people dead from the giant tornado that ripped through Oklahoma, the Wheeler family was relieved to know that their son was alive.
The tornado was at least a half-mile wide and had winds up to 200 mph.
After the giant tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, Melissa Newton and city manager Steven Eddy talk about being in the middle of the destruction.
Ernie R writes to The Good Life of two best men: his own, and himself.
Chantele Theroux on how to live and love like the Man in Black.
An easy, energy efficient way to brew tea in your kitchen.
Justin Cascio talks to T Cooper, author of Real Man Adventures, about writing, crying, and being a real man.
This is love.
Patterns, colors, proportions, oh my!
This is a comment by Anonymous on the post “Should We Forgive Apologetic Bullies?”
This is a comment by Lars Fisher on the post “I’d Benefit From a Traditional Wife”.
Do you know the way to your own heart? Men who cook and write wanted.
It’s not exactly criminal. So why do you hide the source of your joy?
Sometimes, what makes us do evil is easier to understand than the reasons why we choose to do good.