The damage we do to boys and men that explains the Trump presidency

Donald Trump waves after speaking to Boy Scouts during the National Boy Scout Jamboree (Credit: Getty/Saul Loeb) It is impossible to talk about Donald Trump — his election victory, his personal brand, his public persona — without also discussing toxic masculinity. This is a man who brought up the size of his penis during a political debate, who bragged about using his fame in the service of sexual assault, who recently interrupted a call with another world leader to hit on a nearby female reporter. Trump rode toxic masculinity and racial demagoguery to the White House, and he continues to embody and inflame both as a key strategy of his… Read More

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Why I chase eclipses

The total eclipse of the sun on 11th August 1999, viewed from Hungary. (Credit: Getty/Gannet77) As Eclipse Day (August 21) approaches and eclipse mania builds, some of you are wondering: “What’s all the excitement about?” Indeed, it seems, from afar, kind of crazy: Why do some people travel long distances at great expense just to see an event that only lasts a couple of minutes? More peculiarly, why do some eclipse chasers travel all over the world to experience these things? For those of us who have experienced solar totality — in my case, 16 times — no other natural event has the visual, mental and emotional impact that an… Read More

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Music doc veteran and co-director, Rudi Dolezal talks about “Whitney: Can I Be Me,”

Whitney. “Can I Be Me” (Credit: Showtime) The documentary, “Whitney: Can I Be Me,” begins with an emergency operator relaying the details of the death of a woman in Los Angeles who, as we know, isn’t just some Jane Doe. It’s pop star legend, Whitney Houston, who drowned in a hotel bathtub when she was 48 years-old in 2012. We then hear it wasn’t the cocaine in her bloodstream that killed her. “She died of a broken heart,” says a voice, pointing us in this tale’s direction: there’s a gap between what we know and what we think we know about the rise and fall of Houston. Co-directed by the… Read More

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For the Love of Spock! Star Trek’s Terry Farrell Engaged to Leonard Nimoy’s Son Adam

It’s a match made in deep space! Adam Nimoy, television director and son of the iconic Leonard Nimoy, is engaged to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine alum Terry Farrell — news that is sure to delight Star Trek fans around the world. Film critic and fellow Trekkie Scott Mantz first reported the couple’s updated relationship status in a tweet on Friday. “RT BREAKING NEWS!! How’s THIS for #StarTrek ROYALTY?? TERRY FARRELL & ADAM NIMOY are ENGAGED!! May their love & union LLAP!!,” Mantz tweeted along with a heart and Vulcan salute emoji. When a Twitter user responded with the question, “Serious? Not fake news? Baby will be 1/16 Vulcan,” the… Read More

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