Men Do Silly Stuff to Impress People: Baking a Cake With a Muscle Stimulator

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Watch those two dudes trying to mix ingredients and bake while their arms muscles are stimulated by an electric machine.

The Art of Andreas Englund


Swedish artist’s photo realistic paintings are funny, poignant.

Male Train Conductors in Stockholm Wearing Skirts to Work

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Train company Arriva’s dress code states skirts or long pants are acceptable, but not shorts.

Why Working Parents Have It Hard in America

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The United States is the only country of the world’s leading 34 economies to not offer paid parental leave

At Night I Fly: The Good Life Introduces Spoon Jackson, a Poet Behind Bars


Spoon Jackson writes from prison of the freedom he enjoys as he flies: ‘My heart pounds behind no chest.’

DOMA-sticity or Has Antonin Scalia Gone Completely Barking Mad?

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Tom Gualtieri insists that DOMA and Prop 8 are bias laws without basis in the U.S. Constitution.

Does Gender-Neutral Play Really Equal A “War on Boys”?


Are the Swedes wrong to encourage gender equality by forcing boys to play with toys traditionally meant for girls?

Behold the Pregnant Man


A man of mythical proportions, Thomas Beatie has undergone extreme bodily transformation.

Swedish Man Cleared of Rape Charges Because Victim Had a Penis


Cooper Fleishman is horrified that despite Sweden’s gender-neutral rape laws, a case was thrown out because the victim was a transwoman.

European Union Closer To Banning Forced Sterilization

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Justin Cascio reacts to Sweden joining the rest of the European Union in preserving reproductive rights for trans people.

Anton Hysen: Europe’s Highest-Profile Openly Gay Soccer Player

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“If I perform as a footballer, then I do not think it matters if I like men or women.”

Pelé: The Essential


By accepting the game for what it was, Pelé showed us sport at its full, idyllic potential.

The Worst Story of the Year


In September 2009, a Swedish man in his 60s went to a local clinic to get his UTI treated. What follows is not for the squeamish.

Wikileaks’ Office Batcave

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“If Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is trying to turn himself into a Bond villain, he’s succeeded.”

Is Your City Driving You Crazy?

When you walk through a major city, it’s impossible not to come across at least one crazy person. Whether it’s a man trying to convince you that the world will end next week or a homeless guy breakdancing outside a sushi restaurant, urban areas just seem to attract nut-jobs. We may finally know why. A […]

Paid Paternity Leave Means Swedish Dads Got It Made

In case you missed it when the magazine covered how awesome Sweden is a couple months ago, check out this column written by a very happy Swedish dad. “In total, I’ve spent 18 of the past 36 months on paternity leave here in Sweden, my adopted country, ‘off’ work to care for my two kids,” […]