James Stafford, the Good Men Project’s new Arts and Entertainment editor, wants to read your stories.
Last week the daughter of the “Achy Breaky” rubbed her butt up against the son of Growing Pains, and the Internet lit up:
He’s a married man! How could he do such a thing?
I can’t let my kids watch something like that.
I felt like a dirty old man just reading about that.
Way to go, Billy Ray. You have my vote for parent of the year.
Just a single minute of MTV’s Video Music Awards lends itself to any number of topics interesting to Good Men readers, which is what makes Arts and Entertainment such a dynamic category for writers. It’s not all about the twerk: Men make art, are depicted in art, react to art, and are surrounded by art. Whether its lessons you learned from Rocky I to Rocky III (to quote Cornershop), your experience as a musician/father/husband, or why you were blushing at the Georgia O’Keefe retrospective, you have a unique perspective on the arts and a story to tell about them.
So why not share it? If you have a true A&E story to tell that’s between 500 and 1,500 words and conforms to the Good Men Project Style Guidelines, I want to give it a fair read. Reprints are welcome, too, so don’t hesitate to forward that great piece you published about feeling like the old guy at the Good Charlotte show. Women writers, the project may be about good men, but this is no boys club. Your contributions are more than welcome, too.
And Robin Thicke and Billy Ray Cyrus, if you want to write a little piece about the VMAs, you have my complete attention.
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