Masculinity and Competitiveness: Why I Quit Playing Video Games

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Oliver Lee Bateman thought he was immune to the ill effects of competitiveness. Then he got involved in e-gaming.

Why Mitt Romney Isn’t Wrong

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Mitt Romney let slip the big debate/campaign secret: you can’t win or lose, much less be right or wrong. It’s nothing but a word game on top of a mess of details that will make all the seemingly impossible big points work out in the end.

Fifty Shades of Being a Mom

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Erik Hinton’s latest story touches on Skyrim, Fifty Shades of Grey, Call of Duty, Nicholson Baker, motherhood, and everything else that’s hot right now.

Letter to My Mother

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In the first of a series of epistolary short fictions, Erik Hinton explores hipster life in the Big Apple.

Lessons from the Diablo Auction House: Mass Media as Folk Media

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Erik Hinton discusses how the critical response to Diablo 3 can help us understand the problems faced by mainstream journalists.

Why is the Moustache Club of America on the Good Men Project?

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The Moustache Club of America is now appearing on The Good Men Project. What’s up with that?

The Totality of Things

Dear Brian Powell, I have something I’d like you to consider for your next film. You have always been about envelope pushing, pulling, mauling and disemboweling and, if I do say so myself, this piece drips envelope viscera. It’s a rough refutation of conventional ontology. INT. HOSPITAL ROOM – NIGHT The Spin Doctors’ immortal Two […]

Home Improvement

Dear Babes in Wolfland, I write to you as an insulted and eracinated consumer of your music. Having been weened — culturally and spiritually, not infantiley — on Babes in Wolfland music, your new EP came as an unwelcome rape to my fragile aesthetic sensibility. See, when I was ten I scraped together enough coin […]