Awkwardly Flipping the Script on Bumbling Dads


N.C. Harrison examines a sitcom in which the father figure isn’t portrayed as a bumbling doofus.

Who is Belle Knox? Reflections on Duke University’s Porn Star


N.C. Harrison asks outraged critics of Duke University porn star Miriam Weeks to avoid rushing to judgment.

Godspeed, Egon: In Memory of Harold Ramis


Seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on Harold Ramis’ mortality, and his own.

Joe Biden and Ryan Braun: Performance-Enhanced Alpha Males

Biden - Emily Traynor

There are genuine issues of goodness or badness to worry about in the world, but they do not involve Ryan Braun and other PED users.

Brotherhood and Vulnerability


“So many men don’t have someone with the strength to be vulnerable, to tell them how much they mean and how huge a hole it would leave if they left.”

Kansas Legislature Attempts to Legalize Discrimination By Declaring War on Marriage


Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on the limits of tolerance in the context of the Kansas bill that would legalize discrimination against same-sex couples.

Masculinity and Competitiveness: Why I Quit Playing Video Games


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

How I Saved My Life


Oliver Lee Bateman discusses how he came to terms with his troubled past.

A Man, Just Not That Manly


“We’re all human and can embody any of the spectrum of gendered behaviors at any time,” argues N.C. Harrison.

A True Role Model: Lessons Of Success From Richard Sherman

A True Role Model photo by sashimomura

Joseph Milord takes us through some of Richard Sherman’s impressive off-the-field accomplishments.

Obama Launches Initiative To Combat Rape: ‘I Want Every Young Man To Feel Some Strong Peer Pressure’

Obama Launches Initiative To Combat Rape photo by Austen Hufford

“We can do more to make sure that every man out there—in junior high, high school, and college—understands what’s expected of them, and what it means to be a man.”

Living a Value Driven Life in a World of Distraction

Living a Value Driven Life photo by jumpinjimmyjava

For Mark Parbus, the strongest value lessons in life were learned during hard times and remembered forever.

Baptism and New Beginnings


Seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on the emotions engendered by his god-daughter’s recent baptism.

Learning From Addiction: How I Became A Chronic Gambler And How I Overcame It

Learning From Addiction photo by slgckgc

Jack Rivera opens up about the addiction that almost cost him everything and how his family helped keep it all together.

The Prison of Memory: Forgetting to Forgive


Historian Oliver Lee Bateman unpacks his own complicated memories.

Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?


N.C. Harrison reflects on his lengthy, comfortable stay in the friend zone.