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

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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?

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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

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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

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“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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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“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

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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

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

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