Rock Salt Blues

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“I was almost killed by men with shotguns, on a raft, down a river.” Sounds like the start of a blues song to us.

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A Dark Road

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Tom Matlack gives a very personal account of Civil Rights in a time and place where not much was civil–Mississipi, 1964

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Switcheroo: A Confrontational Gender-Bending Experiment

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Hana Pesut’s Switcheroo photos expose how gender and identity are defined by the clothing we choose to wear. Joanna Schroeder and her husband volunteer to participate in the experiment.

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Confessions From a Former Psycho Bitch From Hell


A quest for perfection turned Vironika Tugaleva into an urban legend.

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The Astoundingly Simple Truth About Masculinity and Goodness


Pretty much everything is good about masculinity, writes Michael Kaufman.

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Why I Blow-dry My Son’s Hair

Why I blow dry My Sons Hair

Starring resident bluesman Todd Mauldin and his son.

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It’s Okay to Want Sex


For Harris O’Malley, being willing to admit that he was interested in sex – and understanding that yes, women liked it as much as he did – made his relationships more authentic, and sex more collaborative.

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My Father’s Ponytails: A Love Story


My father wants me to mix his ashes with the ponytails that he has saved in plastic bags. All things considered, this seems like a reasonable final directive.

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The Corn Curl Experiment

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How long can a friendship last?

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I Am Ronin

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Jackie Summers on rogue Samurai and being single.

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Homo’s Odyssey


An unexpected breakdown on a family trip gave William Lucas Walker and his husband a chance to teach their kids what real family values are.

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Chained to a Madman: Charged With Grand Larceny at 19


Eventually Steve Jaeger got himself on the right path, but not before he was shackled to a deranged prisoner who thought there was a witch inside of him.

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The Pain of Being Poor: Masculinity and Manhood in a Recession

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Yolo Akili brings us a reflective essay about unemployment and barber shop culture in black communities.

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Flying Weather


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After a love affair that fizzled and popped like a bubble, Steven Axelrod wonders what went wrong.

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The Happy Hour Miscarriage in Paradise

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How many times can you lose a child without even having one before things change?

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Blood Spattered


An excerpt from The Good Men Project book: Julio Medina’s story.

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