Comment of the Day: ‘Toughness is an illusion, a mask we hide behind’

Real men show their emotions.

Before the Mask Goes On: My Take on Our Boys’ Masculinity

Dr. Philip B Dembo asks what critical conversations we need to be having about modern masculinity.

The Fear Mongers

Dwight Gray brings home the ISIS beheading of journalist James Foley, and does so in a way that challenges cliche and oversimplification.

Halloween Is for White People

In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?

Dumb boy face

Mastered in childhood and carried into adulthood, the dumb boy face is a pernicious mask handy for avoiding accountability, writes Craig Bloomstrand.

The Ballad of Betty and Veronica, Part II: Life With a Stripper

This woman was NOT just some stripper…

The Man Behind the Mask

What keeps men from sharing their feelings—until it’s too late? Psychotherapist Stephanie Morgan explores the Boy Code through Rick Belden’s poetry.

The Masks We Wear

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Wrestling: Welcome to “Name that…” Wait…Let’s Try, Who Am I? [@WrestlingThump, @ChemicalJulian]

Can you name the legendary Black wrestler here? Read the clues and find out!

Suck It, Simon! Overweight Teen Dazzles on “Britain’s Got Talent”

Jamie Reidy comments on another stunning vocal performance that shatters superficial judgments.