On the Purpose of a Liberal Arts Education

A liberal arts education can give students much more than rote skills. It can (and should) give them empathy, a way past themselves, a world imminently more alive.

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On the consequences of privatizing culture.

7 Reasons Why You Should See The End Of The Tour

Raymond Bechard reviews an important movie for men and mankind.

The Singular Wisdom of Both Not Giving a F*ck and Totally Giving a F*ck (At The Same Time)

All the shit Michael Kasdan reads tells him forging a better life starts by not giving a fuck and calling out the the douchebags.

Depression. A Part of the Human Condition

When looking at the rich complexities of his own and other people’s life with depression, a man can still end up on the side of hope.

It’s A Baby-Daddy Thing: “The Man Who Is Not My Mother” Wins Tumblr

New parents, All parents, take heed. There’s a new Tumblr page in town – The Man Who Is Not My Mother – and its wonderful and relatable and funny.

The Stories We Become

Raoul Wieland examines the ways in which the stories we choose to tell affect the world around us.

We Need to Talk About “Frape” – Or: How to Block Friends and Influence People

Your buddy leaves his computer. He’s still logged in on Facebook. Time for a gay joke?

David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water” Speech is Now a Beautiful Short Film (Video)

DFW’s famous commencement speech has been turned into a short film.

Do I Hate Myself for Shopping at Whole Foods?

What shopping at Whole Foods Market can do to a man’s psyche.

“Not Your Mother’s Morals”: A Review

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald talks about faith, pop culture, and the “New Sincerity” in his new book.

Capital One Bowl Week: 18 Things I Learned

Or, eighteen of the things I learned while watching Capital One’s Bowl Week on ESPN over the holidays.

Learning to Love Tennis As Religious Experience

When the greatest writer of his generation wrote about the greatest tennis player in history.

Is It Lazy to Opt Out of Technology?

Do you feel like you have to be “plugged in” at all times?

Another Great Amherst Mind Lost: David Foster Wallace on “Water”

DFW gives an amazing graduation speech at Kenyon College shortly before taking his own life.

I’m an American Living in Israel and I’m going to Jail Rather Than Join the Israeli Defense Forces

Moriel Rothman is refusing to serve in the IDF an act of protest against what he sees as an unjust and evil system. Here is his story.