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American Manhood From Mickey Mantle to Landon Manchild Donovan and Why I'm Convinced the US Can Win World Cup 2010 in South Africa

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

The more mojo, hoodoo and juju we can send through the power of our collective will to Team USA in South Africa, the more likely it is for our dream to come true.

It's Not Tiger or Jesse, It's You

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

John Edwards, Tiger Woods, Jesse James, and our obsession with their bad behavior, are a symptom of a much deeper problem that the Groundhog Day feel of the news should shake us all to consider.

Friendship, Fatherhood and Male Bonding

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

We worked hard, not so much to condition our bodies but to condition our minds. The payoff was that this development of the mind could be applied to any situation in life later on, whether on or off the water.

What I Learned From Sandy Banks, Amy Alkon and Antwone Fisher: 'Do The Right Thing'

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

But I had made a commitment to speak at Los Angeles Book Festival many months before and couldn't very well back out after the panel -- featuring Antwone Fisher, Amy Alkon and me.

Can We Still Be Good?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Are men good enough to do something about the teenage boys across this country who truly are at risk?

Nick Flynn on Fatherhood, Suicide, Torture, Love, and Being Lost

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

He was sleep-deprived, had been put in isolation and sexually humiliated.

Rage and the Crisis of Masculinity: An Incendiary Mix

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

Populist rage often surfaces when times are hard, and also, when there is a crisis of masculinity in the culture. Especially when it concerns white Christian manhood.

Shepard Fairy on Manhood and Mistakes

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

To be honest, my expectations of a broad-ranging interview with the icon-maker, Shepard Fairey, were not high. I was moderating a panel on manhood be...

Up in the Air: Clooney Looks for Connection and So Do We

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

As an audience we are rooting for the well-oiled clichè of boy meets girl. What sets Up in the Air apart is its willingness to divert from the superficial and go inside to the uncomfortable truth of life.

Put Your Manhood On The Tray

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

My wife's annual mammogram has always been a time of great anxiety. It's my least favorite week of the year. Not because she has cancer but because she just might.

Tiger Woods And The State of Modern Manhood

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The continued revelations about Tiger Woods are crushing because his public persona was so perfectly manicured. We loved his goodness as much as his swing. We must look deeply in the mirror as men.

What does it mean to be "Good"?

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Matlack

Our view is that defining "good" is like defining God or beauty. It is crucially important but completely unique to the man and up to them to take responsibility for.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As it gets closer to Christmas, book review sites start looking back over the year, and reviewing fewer new books, but there are still some out there ...

Men: What Have We Learned So Far?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The one thing each of these men have in common is brutal honesty. You can't get very far towards your own definition of manhood when you are lying to yourself or the people you love. So dig deep.

An Open Letter to Tiger Woods (and American Men): Crash & Learn

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

Tiger is only the last, most painful, symptom of an underlying disease in the American male psyche. I should know. I lived it. Public success and p...

What Men Can Learn From "New Moon"

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

With all that longing and fighting and running and leaving and reuniting, these guys rise above the day-to-day fray of doing the dishes and taking out the trash.

Obama Nobel for Being Good not Great Man

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Matlack

Obama sets an example for the rest of us 40-something guys looking in the mirror asking ourselves those difficult questions how to move forward.

Are You An "Alpha" Male?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The alpha is a guy who is loud and pushy and so aggressively ego-fueled that he always gets his way. I couldn't help but think, is there a way to be an alpha without being obnoxious?

Men Who Are Redefining Masculinity

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Just as Kate Hudson accused men of being interested only in sex and sandwiches, 500 men and women packed the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston to discuss the complexities of modern manhood.

House vs. Mad Men

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Matlack

At some point we have to break our emotional silence and get down to what is really going on. Don Draper has yet to do that, and it looks like he will never be able to fully. Gregory House has at least made a start.

Two Guys Walk Into A Bar...

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Matlack

These two guys set out to write a book about what it means to be a good man -- not self-help drivel, not book about guys for women.

Alec: I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

10) What advice would you give teenage boys trying to figure what it means to be a good man? "Always tell the truth about yourself."

Take the Manhood Quiz

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Are you a real man? Turns out that is a pretty silly question. But for too long men have been scared off having real conversations about just what kind of man they are, and hope to become.

Why Men Don't Talk

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Men don't talk because the very vocabulary for day-to-day life has been so dominated by a female frame of reference that we've lost the ability to explain ourselves in any meaningful way.

The Sexy Androgyny of Prince and Purple Rain

Clarence Haynes | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Clarence Haynes

My suspicion: many women are thrilled by Prince because they readily see themselves in him, and vice versa, and the mutual love is visceral and real.