Game Of Thrones: Overtly Male or Covertly More?


Shawn Peters believes that HBO’s sword-series cuts both ways.

This ‘True Detective’ AT&T Commercial Mashup Is Everything (Video)


HBO’s hottest new show gets remixed with those adorable AT&T commercials. The result? Comedic gold.

A Guy’s Take on Why People Hate ‘Girls’


Why so much vitriol for Lena Dunham’s HBO series? Pat Brothwell thinks he gets it.

‘Treme’ Back for Fourth and Final Season


Five Episode series finale kicks off December 1.

Peter Berg’s ‘State of Play: Trophy Kids’ a Must See for Sports Dads (VIDEO)

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New series’ debut episode dedicated to over parenting in sports.

Eastbound and Down: Another Middle-Aged White Guy Breaks Bad


The return of the middle-aged white man crisis.

Whose Ad Is It Anyway?

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Ken Goldstein follows an ad through the chain from advertiser to consumer, and wonders why Facebook is still targeting him with ads for French Maid Costumes.

Is This the Most Sexist Show on Television?


“The Newsroom” is a soapbox for progressive politics—so why are its gender roles so ridiculously outdated?

Is America The Best Country in the World? Can it Be? (Video)


The introductory monologue in HBOs “The Newsroom” is patriotism at its best: critical, yet hopeful.

You Don’t Have to Cry to be an Emotional Man

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Buddy Wakefield is demolishing notions of what an emotional man can be—one poem at a time.

Remembering James Gandolfini (1961-2013)

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The 51-year-old actor, most famous for his role on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” died Wednesday while vacationing in Italy.

A Game of Manhood

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How a fictional world governed by archaic values sparks thought about progressive masculinity

Hockey’s Fringe Benefits


We’re supposed to believe a lack of mainstream appeal is hockey’s tragic flaw. Brian Lutz argues it’s just the opposite.

“It’s not just porn, kids also see adult material easily through movie trailers, video games, TV channels, etc.”


Do you think the accessibility of sexual images is causing damage to the sexual health of the upcoming generation? Or do you think that it’s just a natural effect of living in a more liberated society? How did sexual images affect YOUR childhood?

Did Bill Maher Go Too Far in Calling Trump ‘Orangutan Spawn’?

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Donald Trump is suing Bill Maher for the $5 million he claims Maher promised if he produced his birth certificate.

The 12 Best People of 2012

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Sean Beaudoin compiles the dozen best people of the year—drawn from the avalanche of overall excellence we experienced as a culture. Also, their less impressive counterparts.