Movies Guys Should Watch (Seriously!): Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45

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Film critic John Ryan Powell examines an underrated low-budget film that explores the ramifications of sexual assault.

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Movies Guys Should Watch (Seriously!): Tod Browning’s The Unknown

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Film critic John Ryan Powell discusses the most unsettling movie you’ve never seen.

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I Changed My Life By Changing My Workouts (And You Can, Too)

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“The body and soul are one, and must be trained together.”

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5 Big Problems With Prince Fielder’s ESPN: The Magazine Cover Photo

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman discusses the implications of baseball star Prince Fielder’s appearance on the cover of ESPN: The Magazine’s Body Issue.

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Here’s How I Deal with Disagreement. Got a Problem With That?

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“There are things which bind us all, a common humanity which transcends the doctrinal or ideological,” argues seminary graduate N.C. Harrison.

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5 Things That Make the Internet Awful, And Why You Or I Might Be One of Them

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines one of our most dysfunctional relationships.

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On Privilege Checking: The Story of My RateMyProfessors.com Chili Pepper

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History professor Oliver Lee Bateman checks the various privileges symbolized by a single flaming chili pepper.

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Nice Guys Finish Last…Due to Chronic Injuries: The Saga of Daniel Bryan

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What will become of pro wrestling’s short, oh-so-normal, and badly injured everyman?

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Ten Amazing Westerns Every Guy Should See

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Film critic John Ryan Powell examines ten of the most underrated westerns of all time.

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Here’s What I’m Afraid of…and Maybe You Are, Too

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Do we run away from what scares us, or run away from running away?

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Video Games: Still Bro-tastic and Misogynistic After All These Years

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines a console gaming industry bent on peddling the same old trash to willing buyers.

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Why I Might Give Up Eating Meat…Forever

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“I do not like to feel trapped by a box of one size fits all manliness, and a template for stepping outside of it, even in a realm as simple as that of cuisine, feels like a liberating idea,” writes strongman and BBQ aficionado N.C. Harrison.

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The Worst Video Game You’ve Never Played

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines how the latest version of Super Smash Bros. has already broken the hearts of its most devoted fans.

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Why We Need Complicated Stories

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“My generation is too focused on easy stories: vituperative takedowns, lists of .gifs, and flippant blog posts,” writes seminarian N.C. Harrison.

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Rising to the Challenge…with Kettlebells

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“One more rep, a few more pounds, another breath,” writes injured strongman N.C. Harrison. “As the world moves, so must I.”

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