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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I Want Michael Sam to Succeed, But Will He?

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N.C. Harrison has some doubts about Michael Sam’s long-term NFL prospects, but he’d love for him to prove that nice guys don’t finish last.

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Bloody Mother’s Day

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“My mother and I are bound, as it should be, in both clumsiness and blood,” writes N.C. Harrison.

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God Was on His Side: Accessing Mark Jackson

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Jim Jividen discusses the firing of Mark Jackson and the special kind of privilege that Jackson and other avowed Christians have.

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Why Didn’t I Look Like Ted Arcidi?

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Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a forgotten wrestler who embodied the “80s style,” and whose enormous body proved impossible to replicate.

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A Challenge for Men: To Love and Not Destroy

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Many men are torn apart psychically because they are not in touch with their gentler emotions, writes N.C. Harrison.

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Pinterest “Hunk Boards” and Male Objectification

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Oliver Lee Bateman considers the weighty implications of Pinterest “hunk boards.”

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Faith and Film: Grappling with Noah

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Seminary graduate N.C. Harrisons discusses how complex works of art can inspire personal growth.

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The Year I Discriminated Against Everyone

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on the depths to which he sank during the year he spent managing an Abercrombie & Fitch.

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Why Nancy Grace is Terrible

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N.C. Harrison examines Nancy Grace’s sensationalistic coverage of a recent tragedy.

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We Are All Warriors Today: The Death of a Legend

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N.C. Harrison reflects on the Ultimate Warrior’s death and the Undertaker’s Wrestlemania defeat.

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The Most Transphobic Thing That Ever Happened…

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Oliver Lee Bateman examines one of the most transphobic moments in television history.

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