The Grief Performance: Football’s Concussions and Controversies

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Ronald Metellus on concussions, Manti Te’o, and the complicity of fandom.

Middle-class White Guy Exposes Six Signs of Dadscrimination

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From Katherine Heigl movies to the Great Potty Disparity, writer Jerry Mahoney calls out Mommification

Admiring the Ugandans Who March for Gay Pride

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Irishman Peter Houlihan admires the people who marched for gay pride in Uganda, where homosexuality is a capital offense and believes their bravery is a beautiful thing.

Titans Receiver O.J. Murdock Apparent Suicide

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Justin Cascio examines the high cost of fame, including the apparent suicide of O.J. Murdock.

Top Ten Reasons a Literary Snob Won’t Go Out with You

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Being a snob means being discerning and exclusive. Try not to take it too hard.

Should There Be Laws Protecting Children From Playing Football?

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Liam Day wonders how parents letting a 5 year-old play football is much different than the “tanorexic” mother who put her 5 year-old in a tanning bed.

Is There a Moral to John Edwards?

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The moral of the Edwards trial is the extent to which we collectively have lost track of what is important and, in fact, have lost track of the truth of what it means to be a man.

Are You Shittin’ Me? Jamie Lee Curtis + Activia = Normal

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Jamie Reidy reveals how a Hollywood superstar altered him as a human being.

The Accidental Gay Rights Heroes

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Joanna Schroeder wonders how the real story of the men behind Lawrence v Texas impacts the LGBT-rights movement.

Facebook’s COO Tells Women to Get Aggressive

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Is there a glass ceiling or do women need to get in gear?

How to Get Dumped by a Hollywood Starlet

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Mark Radcliffe reveals how breaking off a short-lived romance can hurt just as much as a long relationship.