Charles Blow: “Up From Pain,” Sex Abuse, and Bisexuality

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In his memoir, New York Times’ Op-Ed Columnist Charles M. Blow revealed not only his own startling truths, but some truths we all need to examine.

What is That on My Plate? An Adorable Dining Adventure

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Six second graders sit down to a seven course tasting menu at one of the fanciest restaurants in New York City – how can it NOT be hilarious?

How Do Adjectives Promote Sexism?

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The recent firing of Jill Abramson shows how gender based vocabulary signifies a social subtext of male dominance.

Father-Son Team Earns Ten Oscar Nominations [Video]


The New York Times sits down with Gravity makers Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón. Last year’s Gravity has a shot at a huge Oscar night. With 10 nominations the film is a favorite at this year’s Academy Awards. It’s a wonderful film, but what really makes it special is knowing that Gravity was a father-son labor […]

War. What Is It Good For? Still Absolutely Nothing.

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Marines who fought at the battle for Fallujah are now wondering if they fought in vain. Which prompts Michael Kasdan to seek an answer to the question of what war is really good for.

The End Of Obamacare Repeal


Very quietly, Republican politicians are giving up on their dream of repealing the President’s health care law.

Obstruction of a Passageway

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The first time Timothy Braun ate pizza and watched movies with his dog in the face of adversity, he wrote an essay on it that made him almost famous. When he did it again, it landed him in jail.

The Pursuit of Loneliness and The Death of Philip Slater

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Slater’s classic book changed the way Jesse Kornbluth thought back in 1970, and guides him even now. Here’s why.

Moving Beyond Sexuality into Masculinity

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Mainstream acceptance of gay men represents a shift in how we see masculinity.

New Guidelines Propose Change in Science Education


Changes could be on the way for science classes across the nation with the release of the Next Generation Science Standards.

OPEN THREAD: Are We Reducing the Impact of the Term “Bullying” By Overuse?


Are we doing ourselves, and our children a disservice by labeling every childhood conflict as “bullying”?

The Conversation About Dads Just Keeps Getting Bigger: A Response to the New York Times on Dad 2.0

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We are creating the change we want to see with how dads and men are portrayed in the media.

Tom Matlack Talks to the New York Times About Women, Beautification, and Self-Esteem

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Who are we to judge what someone else decides to do to her own face or body?

Another Man is Pushed to His Death on NY Subway Platform

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Police are searching for a suspect in another subway train death in New York City.

Ben Affleck: ‘I Am Not Running For Office’

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The star makes his denial of a Senate race official.

Actor Jack Klugman Dies at Age 90

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Although few will remember, Jack Klugman was a strong advocate for critical health-care legislation.