We begin the damaging process of turning boys into men long before boyhood ends.
Two survivors of the war between Iraq and Iran were separated in the chaos by enemy lines, but were reunited more than twenty years later.
An Indian cartoonist looks to bring change to America, along with a new perspective of the events that occurred during the Arab Spring Uprising.
Retired Police Officer and current Clinical Psychologist Ive Eicken describes how old notions of masculinity may prevent police officers from being peace officers. Most of us depend on law enforcement officers to keep us safe. We call the police when something has already gone very wrong. We want the officer who shows up to be […]
Elvis Alves reflects on darker aspects of human nature in this ekphrastic (based on a piece of visual art) poem.
In the wake of Baltimore’s riots, Raoul Wieland explores the nature and implications of violence and the social disconnection that inflames it.
Austin Harrington reflects on the unprovoked, violent attacks on fellow African Americans by police.
Ty Phillips grew up under the shadow of violence. But he’s made sure it doesn’t darken his own home.
Every time you pressure a man to perform masculinity in a certain codified, narrow way—you are traumatizing him. The man-box itself is an act of violence.
Ethan Gilsdorf remembers the summer of 1977, the year he was ten, and the intersection of boys, violence, and the animal kingdom.
“Many of life’s sorrows are inevitable, but feeling sorry for yourself is a choice. Mentally strong people don’t waste their energy thinking about the problem, instead they focus on creating a solution.”
Aaron Everingham is about to become a dad — to someone else’s child. It is a role that is much maligned and difficult to navigate successfully. Here is his heart, and why he is the right man for the job.
The toxic “Man Box” affects every facet of life. But Cameron Conaway says we all have the ability to change it.
Does place make a difference in your cup of coffee?
Online hate groups have the perfect tools for radicalizing and recruiting your teen.
Torsten Klaus wonders why so many people have no clue how to talk to kids.
There is a meltdown in corporate America. Disengaged workers are starting to realize that they can be more. — I lived in this world for about ten years. I was aching for freedom and knew there[Read More…]
Inside the Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia sits, amid ruin, a religious prop preserved.
IKEA announces $1.13 billion-investment in renewable energy projects to help poor countries fight climate change.
We have to trust the people we’re closest to, but we’re all human. We’re going to make mistakes, and hurt is inevitable.
Neil Hill marks time with the movement of mountains.
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