The Greatest Imperfect Hero

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Who’s your favourite flawed but hyper-competent hero?

“Have we become obsessed with skeleton’s in everyone’s closets?”

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Striking Out

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Hank Kalet presents a compelling poem about baseball and teaching, expertly drawing parallels between the speaker’s personal life, Dwight Gooden’s mixed legacy, and a seemingly pedestrian classroom exercise.

Chris Christie is Just Another Old-Fashioned New Jersey Boss

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Chris Christie has tried to make it seem like he’s different than other politicians… Does the Fort Lee bridge scandal prove he’s just another New Jersey boss?

The Boys’ Club and Sexism in Politics

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Sexism in politics is not a Republican problem—it’s everybody’s problem.

Santa Sex Tape

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One celebrity whose star will never set is Santa Claus’, and one reason why is that he’ll never be brought low by scandal.

The Conspiracy Theorists Among Us

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Shows like Scandal and House of Cards make for interesting entertainment, but they tell us little about how politics actually works.

Spoiler Alert: It’s On You To Avoid Spoilers – Even For ‘The Walking Dead’

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Joanna Schroeder was chastised for posting Walking Dead spoilers on Twitter after the show aired… And she’s none too pleased about it.

The Blackslide:The Golden Age of Blacks on Television

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Alex Yarde thinks resting upon our laurels cost us progress for blacks in television.

In Spite of Leaked Sex Tape, Minister Shows Support for Kevin Terry

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With two children out of wedlock, church musician Stanley Carter says he refuses to cast judgment on the embattled male gospel singer caught on camera in a sexual act.

How Celebrities Work Is Not A Secret

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Why freaking out about Miley Cyrus is both pointless and embarrassing.

Infidelity and Powerful Men

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What the Anthony Weiner scandal teaches us about cheating and power dynamics between the sexes in America.

Family Outings: Call for Submission Due 7/24

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Trips, travel, secrets, love, discovery, beauty, disaster. What’s your family outing story?

The Wrestler: Should the Academy Awards Test for Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

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“The Wrestler” star Mickey Rourke won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for a performance clearly enhanced with the use of drugs. Why isn’t Bob Costas complaining about that?

Buckle Up: BDSM, Blackmail and Game Theory

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John Edale explains how to get what you want, by limiting your own options.

It’s Not Whether You Win or Lose, It’s Whether You Win: High Stakes in College Football Coaching

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Can you alma mater afford to fire its head football coach if he fails to win a national title? Can it afford not to?