From Datcher Dreams to His Americus

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Holiday reading for the winter, torched and charred.

Why Are We Indifferent to Male Rape Victims?

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Andrew Smiler wonders why we give so little public attention to boys and men who have been sexually assaulted or raped.

The Hole a Father Leaves by Leaving

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Kyle’s father abandoned him, causing unbearable pain. But this young man has pushed past shame to redeem his life and claim his manhood.

Father of Five: Is It Always Father Knows Best?

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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?

Watching Pharrell Cry Made Me Cry

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Dillan DiGiovanni shares the impact of watching an extremely successful man cry.

Oprah Makes Pharrell Cry After Showing Him ‘Happy’ Fan Videos

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Because when Oprah says, “Can we roll the tape of that,” your tears are going to be released from eye jail.

Is God Really An Old White Dude Sitting On A Cloud In Heaven?

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Edie Weinstein questions the deeply instilled version of God in favor of the God of her understanding.

The Photographer Knew the Actor’s Tears Were Real, And Had to Stop Shooting.

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Photographer Jeremy Cowart was surprised when actor John Schneider asked for a different kind of photo. The reason he asked is even more surprising.

The Opportunities of Aging

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The clock is ticking, but with it comes opportunities.

In Praise of Tom Cruise

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Steven Axelrod sees Tom Cruise, today’s action hero. A man who does his own stunts and performs so he’s worth the price of admission. Nothing else should matter.

The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened

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Jackie Summers has identified the most troubling thing about racism these days: no one ever admits to being racist.

Your Cheating Heart Will Tell On You

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Celebrity athletes lose endorsements when they lie; the rest of us lose our integrity.

We Do Not Know What You Mean Unless You Say I

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Colin Berry invites famous and unfamous men alike to own what they say, and for all of us to reap the benefits.

Forgiveness May Not Always Be the Best Option

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Simon Doonan argues that all we have are our lives, and when we start forgiving people for taking them away we are leaving ourselves vulnerable.

They’re All Lying to You: Sylvester Stallone, Demi Moore, Photoshop, PEDs, and the Paranoid Style in American Journalism

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Want the “truth” about breaking news stories like Lance Armstrong’s PED confession and the Manti Te’o affair? Oliver Lee Bateman argues that there isn’t any to be discovered.

The Best and Worst Gender Representations in Super Bowl Commercials

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Sarah Hope shares what she argues were the very best, and very worst of this year’s Super Bowl ads.