Awkwardly Flipping the Script on Bumbling Dads

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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

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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

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

Joe Biden and Ryan Braun: Performance-Enhanced Alpha Males

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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

A Man, Just Not That Manly

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“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

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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’

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“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

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

Baptism and New Beginnings

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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

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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

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman unpacks his own complicated memories.

Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?

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