Last Friday, Obama pardoned nine felons, wiping their records clean. Was this a just and thoughtful gesture, or is the president manipulating an anachronistic, ultimately harmful loophole?
This post was intended to report and analyze yesterday’s release of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. But I have failed miserably. You see, Call of Duty is this video game franchise that produces extremely successful, if controversial, war games. Last year’s Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest entertainment launch in history—“entertainment” herein referring to [...]
This is the second post in a series of interviews with good men around the world. Here, Jacob Burke speaks with an Australian fellow, Adrian McGruther. What was an early memory you had about masculinity? Maybe something your father or grandfather did or said about “being a man?” I don’t think Australians make as much [...]
If you’ve traveled, then you know the value of a good guidebook. (If you haven’t traveled, then you need to take our word for it. And then you need to start traveling. Life is short.) Books like Lonely Planet and Frommer’s point us toward the sweeping vistas, historic churches, and party hubs from Copenhagen to the [...]
In the first in a series of interviews with good men around the world, Jacob Burke speaks with Zachary Lunin, an American expatriate living in Southern Nicaragua. Who are you? I’m a married 34-year-old who grew up in Newton, MA. I graduated from the University of Maryland, and I’ve lived in Nicaragua for eight years. [...]