Something Like Icarus

Adele Kenny invokes the classic myth to tell us something about childhood and fear…

‘Star Wars’ is the Hero’s Journey for the Modern Man

Movies reflect the changing roles of men in the 21st century. Here is what our community says about the ‘Star Wars’ series.


A Fomorian is an ancient Irish deity of destruction. Telaina Eriksen brings them into the 21st century.

Jesus Doesn’t Text and the Buddha Hasn’t Tweeted Yet

Jeremy McKeen remembers the mustard seed of faith that almost was.  — “Between the Pope and air conditioning,” says Harry Block of Woody Allen’s 1997 Deconstructing Harry, “I’d choose air conditioning.” The Pope, however, does have a castle. And cool outfits. But the sentiment of that quote, that in our modern age an individual would choose science, […]

Performing Black Masculinity: Reflections on a Jewish Boy’s Youth

Our perceptions of black masculinity are based on myths white men created to dehumanize black men. But we are captive to these myths inasmuch as we desire to make this imagined black masculinity our own.

The 3 Most Damaging Myths About Dating

From new relationships to break ups, Jordan Gray says that these three myths about dating and relationships are the most damaging. —– When it comes to relationships, people love to blindly follow black and white rules with zero nuance. Why? Because it feels safer that way. Why tap into your own gut-level intuition when you […]

Seeing Privilege as Myth: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women

A man’s harassment of a female bartender inspired Sincere Kirabo to learn from women how men can help.

10 Harmful Myths About People with Bipolar Disorder

As a person diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Sam Dylan Finch debunks some of the biggest myths you hear about it today.

21 Things Men Think About When They’re Not Thinking About Sex

Thomas Fiffer takes us inside the male mind and finds there’s more than just that one thought in there.

Understanding Manhood

Raoul Wieland reviews Michael Kimmel’s ‘Manhood in America’ and explores the evolving and expanding definition of masculinity.


Sometimes men get so hung up on a particular definition of “success” that they fail to realize the good they’re doing just by being themselves. J.D. Smith reminds us of this important lesson in a poem that deftly engages the mythic.

Are We Doing Love Wrong?

Thomas Fiffer takes the hammer to three myths about love that prevent us from entering and enjoying meaningful relationships.

The Harsh Truth About Whether Or Not There Is Someone For Everyone

Paul Hudson’s take on the ‘soul mate’ concept? Brutal. Why? Read on.


Dwight Gray’s “Mapmaking” makes the simple act of a child drawing appear as profound and miraculous as any myth of creation and destruction.

The Easter Bunny Tale: Fun Fiction or Harmful Myth?

This Easter perhaps consider gently giving your children a basketful of honesty about who really supplies the Easter eggs.

Sex Sells, But At What Cost? How The Media Killed Romance

A Gen Y writer laments the death of chivalry.