Can Couples Compare Celebrity Crushes?

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Pete Wilgoren and his wife know that couples who play together, stay together.

Comic Books, My First Love

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Simms Jr.’s writes about the first thing that sent his heart racing. The Incredible Hulk punching someone.

A Famous Author Was Interrupted From Work By His 4-Year-Old Son, Something Magical Happened Next

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Patrick Rothfuss, best-selling author of “The Kingkiller Chronicles,” writes down a moment to remember as a father.

What If I Want To Be A Princess?

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“There simply isn’t a male fantasy about being appreciated and lauded for one’s intrinsic qualities rather than one’s actions.” Noah Brand wonders why that is.

Nerds as Gatekeepers and Chauvinists

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Three women discuss the prevalence of men acting as gatekeepers to sci-fi and fantasy. Why does it happen? What does it feel like?

My Parents Taught Me Four Things. They Finally Sunk In.

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Nick Jurczak reflects on the various lessons that his parents taught him that you’ll never learn in college.

Where the Games Have No Rules

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Nate Owens loves board games. And fortunately for him, so does his son.

One Man: The Eternal Subject of Hollywood? (Video)

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This montage of movie trailers reveals our fixation with the “one man” who must overcome extraordinary odds.

Lying to Children

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Where fantasy stops, untruths begin. Carl Pettit writes on the relationship between media and body image.

Review: Brutal Fantasy Fiction From @strangercomics Released … For Free!

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Tweet The world of fantasy writing is widely perceived as being as homogenous as your average gallon of milk. Through a genre called “sword and soul,” writers like Charles Saunders and Milton Davis have developed a new paradigm for fantasy fiction with more diverse casts of characters and innovative new voices. One such effort is […]

Handsome Men with Unattractive Women (A Combination the Media Will Never Show You)

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Why is it funny when a beautiful woman kisses an unattractive man?

At Night I Fly: The Good Life Introduces Spoon Jackson, a Poet Behind Bars

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Spoon Jackson writes from prison of the freedom he enjoys as he flies: ‘My heart pounds behind no chest.’

Attracted to Both Sexes, Committed to One Person

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A bisexual woman, married to a man for nearly two decades, comes out on Facebook.

Your Marriage Isn’t Typical

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Sadly, our most common criticisms of marriage reveal much more about the critics than the state of contemporary romance.

Why We Crave Porn

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Although we treat porn as a commodity, it is actually a deeply desired human interaction.

Would the Buddha Look at Porn?

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Buddhist American Keith Andresen is torn between culture and faith.