What would happen if we admitted most of what we say to young people about education is false?
This story begs the question: how can we go about improving social mobility, bringing more people into the middle class, and closing the widening income gap when inhumane shit like this isn’t universally agreed upon as illegal, and requires the judgement of our flawless justice system?
Six years ago today Chicago native Richard Taylor was recovering from a suicide attempt, today he’s a best-selling author and a mentor to countless youth. If you ask him how he did it, he’ll tell you: Mentoring works!
Richard Taylor used to feel as if he failed Hadiya Pendleton, because as her mentor he couldn’t stop the bullet. Now he realizes he failed the young killers.
Both a lyrical essay and a love poem, Jackson Bliss writes this tender and fiercely beautiful piece about the love of his life
False confessions alone account for about 25 of wrongful convictions exposed by DNA, and many others derive from testimony by witnesses who are coerced through both poor treatment and incentives.
Some lessons change a life. Some lessons change as many as they can. Jeff Bogle shares the moment that changed his . . .
This past October the 18th Annual At-Home Dads Convention was held. It was a success. Here is Dad on the Run’s take on the experience.
Nick Jurczak refutes the claims that John Stewart and other New Yorkers have made about Deep Dish pizza, reiterating why Chicago is #1 in terms of pizza.
“Baby, it’s manly outside.” Gint Aras reflects back on the ways he was reminded that he needed to take the cold weather like a man.
The Jameson Whiskey will be smooth no matter where you have it, but an Irish pub isn’t authentic until it embraces the Irish sense of community.
Years ago, rap music was the edgiest, scariest genre of American popular music. Now? Not so much. Here’s why.
Has Spirituality itself become a new religion? Why writer Jacob Nordby claims to break out in soul hives when someone calls him a spiritual guy these days, and wonders if we can move beyond these labels.
Adam Cherepski loves being a dad, but, acknowledges that, sometimes, being a dad involves doing things you’re not particularly proud of
Saying your creed is one thing. Meaning it is another.
There is a stigma attached to rape. A stigma centuries old, created by devils, used against their victims to hide awful deeds. It’s time to put that stigma where it belongs.
Most of the major players seem to be on board. Will prison reform succeed where other big ideas have failed? – The Good Men Project has recently been aiming our sights on prison reform,[Read More...]
Edward Snowden addressed the SXSW audience on issues of privacy and security on the net. Here’s some of the response on #SXSnowden
The UN’s recent reports on the treatment of children in Syria and in the Roman Catholic Church revealed some of the despicable acts committed against boys that are part of a disturbing and hidden global trend.
Daniel Parmeggiani shares how his neurosis for perfection led him to discover his true innocent nature.
It all started when he and Mary decided to throw a party.
Sometimes a visit to the pub is more than that. It’s a lesson in friendship, craftsmanship, and sincerity.
“I was curious to hear what melody the birds were creating,” said Jarbas Agnelli. Is that not what art is—all things curious?
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