We Are All Warriors Today: The Death of a Legend

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N.C. Harrison reflects on the Ultimate Warrior’s death and the Undertaker’s Wrestlemania defeat.

The Most Transphobic Thing That Ever Happened…

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Oliver Lee Bateman examines one of the most transphobic moments in television history.

A Wrestlemania Without CM Punk

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N.C. Harrison laments the absence of star wrestler CM Punk from this year’s Wrestlemania lineup.

Wrestlemania XXX Preview (Special bonus: every Wrestlemania match of all time ranked!)

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Wrestling expert and ESPN game show champion Jim Jividen previews Wrestlemania XXX.

Proving Your Manhood: “Thank You, Sir. May I Have Another?”

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“Absorbing punishment to prove you’re a man seems like the easy way out,” argues Oliver Lee Bateman.

Hail Beavis, Hail Butt-head: Reflections on my Nerdy Youth

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A grown-up N.C. Harrison reflects on his nerdy boyhood.

Awkwardly Flipping the Script on Bumbling Dads

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N.C. Harrison examines a sitcom in which the father figure isn’t portrayed as a bumbling doofus.

Who is Belle Knox? Reflections on Duke University’s Porn Star

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N.C. Harrison asks outraged critics of Duke University porn star Miriam Weeks to avoid rushing to judgment.

When Unmanliness Was Manly: The Story of “Playboy” Buddy Rose

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on the unorthodox career of pro wrestler “Playboy” Buddy Rose.

Frozen at the Oscars: My Love Affair with Musicals

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Strongman and seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on a satisfying Academy Awards presentation that showcased the power of song.

Behind the Mask: The Amazing True Story of Masked Wrestling in the United States

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman reflects on a time when masked wrestlers ruled the American South.

Godspeed, Egon: In Memory of Harold Ramis

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Seminary graduate N.C. Harrison reflects on Harold Ramis’ mortality, and his own.

Joe Biden and Ryan Braun: Performance-Enhanced Alpha Males

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There are genuine issues of goodness or badness to worry about in the world, but they do not involve Ryan Braun and other PED users.

Brotherhood and Vulnerability

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“So many men don’t have someone with the strength to be vulnerable, to tell them how much they mean and how huge a hole it would leave if they left.”

The Year in Review…in Review (Or: Why I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Clickbait)

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines our obsession with lists, facts, and clickbait headlines.

I Survived the Great Georgia Blizzard of 2014

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Georgia native N.C. Harrison reflects on the brutal ice storms that brought life in his state to a screeching halt.