Jimmy Carter Was the Strongest of ’Em All

The Iran hostage crisis and the doomed rescue mission Operation Eagle Claw were the nadir of Carter’s presidency. But in her new documentary ‘Desert One,’ Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple argues that he was a tougher leader than history books suggest.

A Browbeating Cultural History of the ‘Old Battle-Axe’

What the hell is a battle-axe, anyway, and why is it even an insult?

I Lost My Job and Got Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer, All Within 48 Hours

‘They did an ultrasound and said, ‘It’s definitely cancer, we’re gonna schedule you for surgery. That testicle’s coming out next Monday.’’