How did we go from ignoring the bad things men do to talking about them all the time? Victoria Medgyesi explores the cultural—and personal—cost of ignoring the obvious.
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There’s no such thing as a real man. And that’s OK.
Robert Barsanti gives a eulogy for a local man killed in a hit-and-run accident—a man who, in another life, could have been him.
Writer Jonathan Papernick embarks on a quest to become a better Jew—and a better man.
The Rev. Neil O’Farrell’s reverie about honor and dignity.
What does it mean to be memorialized as a good—not great, not awful—man? And can we let go of loved ones when they’re still online?
Alex Steed remembers the night his dad almost became a murderer.
Jack Jones was adopted from China to an American family. Growing up, he was picked on in school because of his race and skinny frame.When he saw Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time in a film, he thought that becoming muscular would make girls like him and solve everything. He became obsessed with bodybuilding —…
David Dean tells the tale of an immense struggle hidden and neglected throughout time and of a game that turned out to be so much more.
Matt Cordle wants to take full responsibility for the horrific thing that he did. And he wants others to stop before they do the same.
Erin Kelly, a writer with Cerebral Palsy, speaks about the tragic rise of disability hate crimes.
In some circles, speaking ill of Dr. King is blasphemous. But wasn’t he just a man like ourselves?
Everybody’s talking about the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Nobody’s talking about Alabama Senate Bill 112. That needs to change.
T.J. McCormack believes that if we truly want a post-racist society, both the left and the right need to drop the rhetoric and up the compassion, and meet somewhere in the middle.
Jackie Summers suggests we “teach the teachable” when it comes to equality.