History professor Oliver Lee Bateman checks the various privileges symbolized by a single flaming chili pepper.
What will become of pro wrestling’s short, oh-so-normal, and badly injured everyman?
Film critic John Ryan Powell examines ten of the most underrated westerns of all time.
Do we run away from what scares us, or run away from running away?
Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines a console gaming industry bent on peddling the same old trash to willing buyers.
“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.
Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines how the latest version of Super Smash Bros. has already broken the hearts of its most devoted fans.
“They say if you wear a mask long enough, you come to consider it to be your own face. I wonder how long it takes?
“My generation is too focused on easy stories: vituperative takedowns, lists of .gifs, and flippant blog posts,” writes seminarian N.C. Harrison.
“One more rep, a few more pounds, another breath,” writes injured strongman N.C. Harrison. “As the world moves, so must I.”
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.
“My mother and I are bound, as it should be, in both clumsiness and blood,” writes N.C. Harrison.
Jim Jividen discusses the firing of Mark Jackson and the special kind of privilege that Jackson and other avowed Christians have.
Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a forgotten wrestler who embodied the “80s style,” and whose enormous body proved impossible to replicate.
Many men are torn apart psychically because they are not in touch with their gentler emotions, writes N.C. Harrison.