Behind the Mask: The Amazing True Story of Masked Wrestling in the United States


Historian Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a time when masked wrestlers ruled the American South.

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The Internet Sex Archive: What Should We Do With Millions of Hours of Amateur Pornography?


Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines the potential scholarly applications of websites like Xtube and RedTube.

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Godspeed, Egon: In Memory of Harold Ramis


Seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on Harold Ramis’ mortality, and his own.

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Joe Biden and Ryan Braun: Performance-Enhanced Alpha Males

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There are genuine issues of goodness or badness to worry about in the world, but they do not involve Ryan Braun and other PED users.

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Brotherhood and Vulnerability


“So many men don’t have someone with the strength to be vulnerable, to tell them how much they mean and how huge a hole it would leave if they left.”

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The Year in Review…in Review (Or: Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Clickbait)


Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines our obsession with lists, facts, and clickbait headlines.

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I Survived the Great Georgia Blizzard of 2014


Georgia native N.C. Harrison reflects on the brutal ice storms that brought life in his state to a screeching halt.

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Kansas Legislature Attempts to Legalize Discrimination By Declaring War on Marriage


Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on the limits of tolerance in the context of the Kansas bill that would legalize discrimination against same-sex couples.

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Masculinity and Competitiveness: Why I Quit Playing Video Games


Oliver Lee Bateman thought he was immune to the ill effects of competitiveness. Then he got involved in e-gaming.

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Face to Face with Sexism in Brooklyn

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Nathan Zimmerman decided to confront sexism head-on…and got thrown out of a bar for his trouble.

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How I Saved My Life


Oliver Lee Bateman discusses how he came to terms with his troubled past.

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All 47 Super Bowl MVPs Re-Awarded/The Top 25 Performances in Super Bowl History


ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen reevaluates all of the 47 Super Bowl MVP performances and determines who really should have won each award.

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Every Super Bowl Quarterback Performance Ranked (and a pick for Super Bowl 48)


ESPN game show winner Jim Jividen breaks down the greatest Super Bowl quarterback performances of all time.

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A Man, Just Not That Manly


“We’re all human and can embody any of the spectrum of gendered behaviors at any time,” argues N.C. Harrison.

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Richard Sherman and the 2014 Royal Rumble


Jim Jividen explains how Richard Sherman’s amazing postgame promo made him the wrestling villain of the week…and previews the Royal Rumble, too.

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Baptism and New Beginnings


Seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on the emotions engendered by his god-daughter’s recent baptism.

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