The Beatles, Help! and the Creation of the Modern British Man


In the film “Help!”, The Beatles subverted traditional symbols of masculinity and showcased the social changes men saw in the 1960s.

If You Are Going to Be Conscious During Brain Surgery, You Might As Well Play Guitar to Take Your Mind off it, Right?

Playing Guitar During Brain Surgery

We bet the surgeons enjoyed the work environment a little more, too.

Harry Nilsson: The Legacy of “The American Beatle”


His talent was too big for just one genre or role, and he set the bar a little higher for everything he did (except Dracula.)

My Decade of Freedom Before Middle Class Life Drew Me Back


Graham Phoenix remembers the 60’s and 70’s, his years of rebellion, and how they ended up in the power of marriage, parenthood and ordinary life.

Will The Real Working Class Please Stand Up?

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This week, James Plunkett challenges his fellow millennials to stop pretending.

Lou Reed: An Appreciation

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The music world loses its Rock and Roll Heart.

The Good Men Playlist: The 50 Minute Indoor Workout

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Cyclist David Stanley with a playlist to beat the cold.

Empty Chairs Video a Backward Vision of the American Dream


Indie band’s “GTMO” single tells tale from Guantamo inmate’s point of view.

The Good Men Playlist: Eight Reasons to Reconsider KISS

8 Reasons to Reconsider KISS

Come on, you know you loved them.

‘Beatles vs. Stones’ Reveals Myths About Both Bands

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A new book on the classic rivalry that reveals what kind of guy you are.

The Good Men Playlist: ‘The White Album’

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What’s it like to crawl so deeply inside an album that it becomes part of your emotional vocabulary?

The Beatles At Sea


Ken Goldstein believes in letting the music wander where it will. And this time, it was The Beatles channeled into a husband and wife duo on a cruise ship, and the result was magical.

A Musician’s Cry – Kanye West at the VMAs

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Daniel Simon watched the VMA’s start to finish. But unlike most other people, he wants to talk about Kanye.

Father and 2-Year-Old Son Perform “Don’t Let Me Down.” And They Won’t Let You Down.

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Kudos to dads of the 21st century who not only spend all sorts of engaged time with their children (of course) but share those moments with us on video.

The Parable of the Cold Burrito

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Ken Goldstein explains how doing the job no one else wants to touch can be turned into your golden opportunity.

The Circle of Life


The Beatles, The Bible, and the Sanskrit word for bliss: Jeff Swain explains how by following our bliss, we find our purpose.