birthday

What Every 21-Year-Old Guy Needs to Know About How Bars Work

On my 21st birthday, my friend Crystal and I high-tailed it over to the nearest dive bar — in Murfreesboro, Tennessee — to claim our…

The Unique Burden of a St. Patrick’s Day Birthday

Maybe there’s no good day to have a birthday. Maybe having your birthday fall on July 23 really sucks. I don’t know. What I know…

How to Be a Guy: What I Learned From Dad

My dad is a gentle, silly guy. He grew up in Chicago in the ’50s and ’60s, in a Jewish family, with fairly chill parents…

Guys Need to Cool It on Throwing Themselves Elaborate Parties

Birthdays are cool and everything, but after you’re 21 there’s really no reason to make a big deal out of them. Please tell that to…

Happy Birthday to MEL