friends

A Cultural History of the ‘Dump Him!’ Friend

Earlier this year, I found myself at a movie theater with my nephew, watching Toy Story 4. In the latest sequel to the beloved Pixar…

The Complicated Psychology of Men Who Only Have Female Friends

Jared has had primarily female friends ever since he was a teenager, when his family moved to the edge of a rural East Texas town,…

How Long Does An Offensive Nickname Stick Around?

I’m lucky enough to have lived an unencumbered-by-an-offensive-nickname life. That’s not to say that I’ve never had a nickname: I have, but as nicknames go,…

What Do You Do When Your Bro Hurts Your Feelings, Bro?

Even in an age where it’s more accepted for guys to be open about their feelings, for many of us, there’s still that part of…