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Metrosexual

Texas Official: Perry Dresses Like A 'West Coast Metrosexual'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Departing Texas Land Commissioner and former GOP candidate for lieutenant governor Jerry Patterson has some interesting thoughts on the way Gov. Rick ...

'Do You Shave Your Chest?'

Mark Simpson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

Why do so many men shave their chests now? Because, as I told the skeptical Army doctor, it shows off muscle definition. That's to say: It shows off. Now that metrosexuality is pretty much "normal," young men think nothing of wanting to be sexy. To be hot.

'I'd F*ck Me': Mirror Man-Love

Mark Simpson | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

The Philips Norelco ad is funny and memorable largely because it confronts head-on what too much advertising for men's beauty products, particularly ones for the American market, try desperately to disavow, even as they're exploiting them: male vanity and sensuality.

Buzz Bissinger's Metrosexy Addiction

Mark Simpson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

The 58-year-old Pulitzer prize-winning sports journalist and best-selling author Buzz Bissinger caused a minor tsunami of scandale, disgust and derision recently with a bravely barnstorming confessional piece in GQ.

Beckham's Bum: Satisfaction Or Disappointment?

Mark Simpson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

Unlike in those eye-poppingly photoshopped Armani ads, the emphasis in this ad commodifying the world's most famous male body seems to be not on his basket but his on his butt. And what a hungry butt it appears to be.

Swishy Villainy And Psychodrama In 'Skyfall'

Mark Simpson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

If Casino Royale outed Bond's omnisexual tartiness, Skyfall outs the queerness of the Bond villain, someone who was often implicitly coded as queer. After all those decades of coding, Bardem's openly flirtatious, swishy villainy seems exhilirating.

Meet The Urban Datasexual

bigthink.com | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home

The same cultural zeitgeist that gave us the metrosexual - the urban male obsessive about grooming and personal appearance - is also creating its digi...

On Change

Marian Salzman | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

And who could have imagined a world of "Yes, we can," in which a young-ish African American president gets elected, only to be challenged by those claiming to want to restore some notion of the American dream, complete with a blurring of church and state?

Toronto Columnist Under Fire For Lamenting Affection Between Men

Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices

A Canadian columnist is facing a blogsophere backlash after writing an op-ed in which she lamented what she perceives as an increase in physical affec...

Fag Up!

Mark Simpson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

Here's a red-blooded idea. Whenever you hear "man" or "he" or "guy" or "bro" strapped onto the front of some word in a desperate attempt to try and butch it up and banish the inner sissy, just replace it with "fag."

A Whole New Generation of Revolutionaries: WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

WikiLeaks raises some of the most poignant questions of our time about the power of cyber warfare, the role of hackers, and the future of the Internet...

Last Look: Style News You Might Have Missed (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Welcome to the second edition of Last Look, where we round up the Style scraps that didn't make it to our news page this week. Scroll through and catc...

Metrosexual, Schmetrosexual

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Garver

The line between what is male and what is female continues to blur. The latest woman-man crossover is the girdle for men. It was bound to happen, wasn't it?

Ask Michael Cohen: Anthony's Secret

Michael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Cohen

I would be worried if I was a heterosexual woman and my boyfriend had an underwear collection that had him traipsing around the house like Giselle. Yeah, its a problem. Plain and simple.

From Brawny Men to Barbie's Ken - Who Are the Real Guys?

Trisha Gura | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trisha Gura

Men are left trying to reconcile a new ideal of attractiveness with old societal expectations regarding masculinity.