Father of Five: Is It Always Father Knows Best?


What happens when a 21 year old finds out that he is to be a father for the first time and at 39 a father for the fifth time?

Hip Hop Archive: MTV Killed Hip-Hop


The writer once wrote about hip-hop. In this piece, we look back at how he strongly felt about MTV’s drift from hip-hop programing.

2014 Camp Dress Code Update for Guys

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Kris Wolfe has a memo for you to read from your camp counselor.

Returning an Adopted Child: A True Story

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An Ohio family “returned” their adopted son after nine years. Brent Almond takes issue with that.

Infidelity and Powerful Men

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What the Anthony Weiner scandal teaches us about cheating and power dynamics between the sexes in America.

Leveling Up in Dating: Standing Out (The Right Way)

Never let it be said that I don’t wear my nerd cred on my metaphorical sleeves.

Dr. NerdLove takes a look at how, with the right outfit, you can separate yourself from the herd.

Agreement is Reached Concerning New Jersey Tent City Residents

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After nearly 7 years of fighting, city officials and residents of Lakewood’s Tent City have finally come to an agreement to assist homeless adults in the area.

The Ethics of Reality Television: Kant and Bentham on the Jersey Shore


As Jersey Shore builds to a not-at-all climactic conclusion, Jim Jividen discusses what we’ve learned about ethics from watching Snooki, JWoww, the Situation, Ronnie, and all their gym/tan/laundry pals.

Reflections from a Stormy Eye


Tom Gaultieri thought the storm warnings before Sandy were another case of weather reporters crying wolf. Instead, he saw his home state of New Jersey torn to shreds.

P.T. Barnum, Honey Boo Boo, and Trolling as a Business Model


In which Noah Brand requests, without any actual hope, that everyone please shut up about how stupid reality TV is.

Mitt Romney and The Lower 47

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Politically conservative writer Mark Ellis weighs in on Mitt Romney’s “47%” speech, and explains why he thinks the candidate should own that statement instead of trying to make it go away.

Open Thread: Would You Go on “Jersey Shore”?

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Would you be willing to replace Vinny on “Jersey Shore?

“One of the basic needs of a child is reciprocal affection.”

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This comment was from MichelleG on the post “What exactly makes a ‘Good’ Parent?”

Headline Across America: “Snooki NOT Pregnant!”

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Thank God, but is this news?

More Americans Watched Jersey Shore Than GOP Debate

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Maybe SnookI is in the wrong line of work?

Great Expectations on the Jersey Shore

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A late night talk in Atlantic City showed David Perez that he was going to college for way more than a degree.