Punchline

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Christopher Stephen Soden explores the uncertainty of queer youth–and perhaps youth in general–in this vivid poem.

Dear Rick Perry: Stop Convincing People Terrorists are Crossing the Border in Mass Numbers

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Immigrants in the United States are already stigmatized enough, they do not need to be linked to the issue of terrorism.

Slice of Life: One Young Man’s Exploits As Lifeguard By Day, Butcher By Night

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Soaking in the sun poolside to splitting chickens with a bandsaw–whatever it takes to study abroad.

When’s A Guy Good Enough?

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A cab driver presents a rhetorical question and warns us about the dangers of higher education for men.

Best Birthday Surprise: A Brother Returns Home

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Nicolas makes a surprise come-back from 19 month trip to celebrate his sister’s birthday. Beautiful.

Education Is Unmanly

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The first male in his family to attempt college will often find himself pestered about his masculinity.

Underdog

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Joshua Peralta handles a rough character in smooth language, inviting us to draw comparisons between his “Mexican dog” and a certain kind of man.

The Most Important Guy Code. EVER.

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Really dude? The bathroom’s empty, don’t stand next to me.

A Very Disturbing Phenomenon: The Rapid Increase of Unaccompanied Minors Entering the US

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Reid Maki of the Child Labor Coalition: 60,000 children without adult supervision will cross over into the US border this year.

‘Music is Moral Law’

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Not havin’ the day you hoped for? Here’s some joy you can’t ignore.

The Lie of Heroes: How Kerouac Almost Killed Me

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By trying to follow in his literary hero’s footsteps, Jarad Dewing learned that not all heroes are what they seem.

Are Americans Spending Too Much On Weddings?

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An annual study reveals what American couples spend just to get married.

Business Travel with Dad

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Chuck Ross relates a father and son bonding experience at the U.S./Mexico border.

AFP: After Mexico Court Ruling, Gay Couple Weds in Oaxaca

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Two women became the first same-sex couple to marry in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

“El Chapo” Guzman Named Chicago’s Public Enemy Number One

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As far as authorities know El Chapo has never even been to Chicago, but he is still considered the most dangerous man in the city.

U.S. Marine Released From Mexican Prison

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After 5 months of being held for bringing what Mexican authorities called a ‘forbidden weapon’ across the border, Jon Hammar has finally been reunited with his family.