Review: Poems that Make Grown Men Cry

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Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Poems that Make Grown Men Cry, a new anthology of poetry that will move even the toughest of guys.

“What Are You Reading For?”: Why I Read to My Bilingual Child

“What Are You Reading For?”: Why I Read to My Bilingual Child

Stephen Greene argues that his experiences with raising his bilingual son in Brazil have reinforced the importance of making time to read together every night.

Young Man In a Post-Graduate Maelstrom

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Some resist. Twenty-two year old Jefferson Morris IV lets the swirling waters carry him where they may.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen

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“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

Can’t Stop Smiling Watching at This Afghan Soldier Learning English

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This makes me laugh. Is that wrong ?

My Addiction to Fiction

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17-year-old Ernesto Ponce had never enjoyed reading until the semester he was forced to spend an hour a day actually reading whatever he wanted.

Raising Trilingual Children in America

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Marriage editor Gint Aras is preserving history and forging the future by raising a trilingual family. In Chicago, as in many European cities, this is the norm.

Open Thread: Who Was Your Best Teacher?

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A lot of people remember one teacher or college professor who really stood out, who opened their eyes and made them see new things, who instilled a love of a subject in them.

Ten Wicked Idioms That I Love

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Without letting the cat out of the bag: Carl Pettit loves idioms suggesting the torture of house cats.

Proud to Be an American

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Only by traveling abroad does Kyle Carpenter appreciate what it means to be an American.

Jamaican Gentlemen

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For a revolutionary generation of young Jamaican men, the strong and available role models looked like the enemy.

Don’t Take Yourself So Fucking Seriously

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To laugh at oneself is enlightenment.

“Don’t Cry!”: Being a Man in Korea

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What makes boys cry, and when are boys allowed to cry? Turner Wright reports, with examples from South Korea.

Man-to-Man with lawyer-turned author Clifford Garstang

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Cameron Conaway sits down with Clifford Garstang to discuss life, law, inspiration, and now, writing.

Soccer’s Mad Men

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JP Pelosi investigates how handshakes and martinis impact international soccer.

Be the Hero of Your Novel

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All those things you learned in English lit class? They were really lessons in how to live your life.