Can you really win the lottery every single time you play? In a word, yes. In two words, heck yes.
Oliver Lee Bateman is one of the founders of the Moustache Club of America and Penny & Farthing, blogzines specializing in flash fiction and creative nonfiction that he co-curates with web developer Erik Hinton, medical consultant Nathan Zimmerman, and freelance writer Christie Chapman. He is a lawyer as well as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Follow him on Twitter @MoustacheClubUS or Google.
Can you alma mater afford to fire its head football coach if he fails to win a national title? Can it afford not to?
The “is he or isn’t he?” saga of former NFL All-Pro Kerry Rhodes suggests that keeping silent about one’s sexuality may no longer be an option.
In the first of a series of posts about the objectification of the “ideal” male body, Oliver Lee Bateman examines the life and times of fitness entrepreneur Joe Weider.
Oliver Lee Bateman laments the inability of game developers to produce a video game that captures the unique charms of professional wrestling.
There’s a not-so-fine line between assertive leadership and chucking basketballs at your players’ heads. Mike Rice Jr. crossed that line.
If Tom Cruise were to ascend to the position of Chairman of Religious Technology for the Church of Scientology, his coronation would be met with little besides smarmy jokes from chat-show hosts.
If you’ve got anything resembling a conscience–and I don’t claim to have much of one–objectifying others in the normal course of business is an unpleasant thing to do.
Is it ethically defensible to “treat” a healthy individual so that he can excel in a given career? Is it ethically defensible to deny him that treatment?
Want the “truth” about breaking news stories like Lance Armstrong’s PED confession and the Manti Te’o affair? Oliver Lee Bateman argues that there isn’t any to be discovered.
All of these fallen stars are begging for our forgiveness, but their vague, evasive apologies give us no sense of what they’re sorry for having done.
On Sunday, two Dorian Joyners donned their caps and gowns to graduate from Morehouse College in Georgia, where the commencement speech was given by President Obama.
For Thomas Saenz, no risk was too great to get the education he wanted.
A city ordinance requiring all heads of household to own both a firearm and ammunition has many advocates of gun control up in arms.
Same-sex marriage and adoptions are now legal in France.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
Malbec. Robert Mitchum. Blueberries. My wife’s laugh. Phoebe Cates. Diet Ginger Ale. My Bloody Valentine. Madrid. Diane Arbus. Mean Streets. Anne Sexton. The Replacements. Cezanne. Tossing around a football in bare feet … Sean Beaudoin has one hundred words on love.
D. T. Brown didn’t quit owning things. He quit materialism.
Five ways to change your life for good.
Spoon Jackson writes, “I believe art is waiting to come out when allowed the room to flow up.”
Patterns, colors, proportions, oh my!
How hateful is your section of the country? Twitter provides the answer.
This is a comment by Lars Fisher on the post “I’d Benefit From a Traditional Wife”.
These are comments by David May and Rick on the post “For The Love Of God, Please Stop Saying ‘Bromance’”.
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.