How the Creative Arts Make Me a Better Man (and an Invitation to Share Your Story)

3 ways the arts have changed my life.

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On the consequences of privatizing culture.

Outlaws, Trolls and Berserkers: Meet the Hero-Monsters of the Icelandic Sagas

Where does the monster end and the human begin?

An Ode to My Mistress of 18 Years

Bessie’s been with me through thick and thin, comforted me when I was down, and even helped me show my love for my wife and son.

So How Do You Redefine Jazz? Listen to Keith Jarrett

Jesse Kornbluth on ‘The Koln Concert’: A CD claimed to redefine jazz.

The 50 Most Bad-Ass Movies Ever

How many have you seen?

‘Life Itself’. The Review.

The legendary film critic Roger Ebert is remembered in the documentary ‘Life Itself’. You will also remember this fantastic review of the film by Eric Shapiro.

Creativity and the Modern Gentleman: Why it’s No Longer Optional

Wayne Tingle shows that creativity isn’t just for the “artsy” folk, and gives five reasons why it’s healthy for men.

New Dr. King Film to Feature Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy

Gregory Walker, Founder of The Brothers’ Network, responds to the news of Colman Domingo being tapped to play MLK’s right-hand man in new film.

Beyond Bars: Patience

May 4, 2013 New Folsom Prison. How do you fill the time when you are forced to wait and isolate?

Want Your Creativity Back? Tim Mousseau Suggests Five Ways How

Reclaiming creativity means moving beyond the fear of being judged by others.

Beyond Bars: Silence

Spoon Jackson opens a door into a life imprisoned in his new daily series for The Good Men Project. Join him for daily glimpses into life without parole.

Beyond Bars: Where I Am From

Spoon Jackson opens a door into a life imprisoned in his new daily series for The Good Men Project.

The Hip-Hop Draft

The author is a hip-hop nerd. And he had time on his hands. Behold, The world’s first Hip-Hop Draft.

The Problem With Heroes

Eric Shapiro wonders if looking up to somebody, by its nature, pushes your own identity down.

Unnatural Desert: The End of Arts-in-Corrections

Spoon Jackson gives a glimpse into daily prison life and asks, “How can we heal without the arts?”