The potential for Capoeira and community.
I was Black Hawk. I painted the skies with the wings my father saw, and chased many dreams an arrow would miss.
We’re at a cultural crossroads in which we’re forced to look critically at how we raise our boys. Now more than ever, we need broader representations of what it means to be male.
We tell our sons that real men overcome their fears. Is that the right message?
For my father, Wayne Proulx, on his birthday.
What do you regret not having the chance to do as a boy?
The first part of a provocative chapter on the hidden world of teenage boys, from the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes. A must-read for parents of boys.
Instead of imposing society’s toxic expectations of masculinity, Paget Norton works on developing in her son these more useful qualities.
Puberty is difficult enough. Imagine going through it when you’re nine
“Baby, it’s manly outside.” Gint Aras reflects back on the ways he was reminded that he needed to take the cold weather like a man.
“I was almost killed by men with shotguns, on a raft, down a river.” Sounds like the start of a blues song to us.
The journey from boyhood to manhood doesn’t happen overnight.
As dads we fear we’re never good enough—but the kids always pick up on our better nature.
Jason Bee sits down with Andy Behrman to talk about filmmaking, mental illness and the places where art and life collide.
“I picture him digging in the garden, /his sweat muddying the thirsty soil.”
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