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The Weight of Masculinity, Toxic or Otherwise

The Weight of Masculinity, Toxic or Otherwise

In our house, emotions were embraced. I was never told that “boys don’t cry;” it was never implied that men hide their emotions. When your dad is a professional opera-singing pastor-psychologist, and your mother a high-powered hospital executive, you get different messages about gender norms than most. As if you needed proof: my parents let […]

Murder Your Spouse and Other Practical Tips for a Happy Marriage

Murder Your Spouse and Other Practical Tips for a Happy Marriage

“The word of the cross for marriage is the word of perpetual absolution. It is the word that forgives the existence of the other.” Paul Zahl, Grace in Practice In the next two weeks, I will be attending two weddings. Because I will merely be a guest at both weddings, I have no legitimate basis […]

October Playlist

  1. Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It – Stars
  2. From Here On Out – The Killers
  3. Cry for Judas – The Mountain Goats
  4. Scared – Albert Hammond Jr.
  5. If You Gotta Break Another Heart – Albert Hammond Sr.
  6. If You Change Your Mind – The Raspberries
  7. Eddie Walker – Ben Folds Five
  8. Way Back Into Love – Hugh Grant and Haley Bennett
  9. My Diane – The Beach Boys
  10. February Seven – The Avett Brothers
  11. Around Every Corner – Derek Webb
  12. The Man I Didn’t Know – Scott Weiland
  13. The Moon Is Calling – Nada Surf
  14. Ashes to Ashes – Faith No More
  15. What Deaner Was Talkin’ About – Ween
  16. Black Tears – Ian Hunter and the Rant Band
  17. Pay in Blood – Bob Dylan
  18. There Is A Valley – Bill Fay
An Alternate Ten Best Records of 2011

An Alternate Ten Best Records of 2011

One last year-end post before we move on to 2012, this one comes from new Mbird contributor Carl Laamanen, who also blogs over at Losing Sight of Land: I’m going to highlight some albums that didn’t get press from some of the bigger outlets this year, even though I could have made some “trendier” picks […]