Can brown boys be sexy? Throughout my childhood in the late '90s and early '00s, it was easy to turn to music, or television, or cinema, or any arena of popular culture and believe that the answer was a resounding "no." The few times desi (South Asian) men were lucky enough to be granted mere representation, we were imagined in the flattest of terms. Show More Summary
Audio reveals the heartbreaking moments when a child reported that his parents were the victims of a shooting
I grew up in a house full of brothers. There were black eyes and broken windows, a garage overflowing with every sports related implement and a fridge that had to be stocked constantly as our bodies grew and our appetites remained ravenous. Show More Summary
Pin it Name: Cayden and Kyle (6 and 11 months) Location: Providence, Rhode Island We started this room years ago in this theme — there's something about the classic red, white and blue that just says little boys to me, I love it! Although...Show More Summary
"My mama and my daddy got shot … They dead." That's how a 5-year-old boy describes the murder of his parents in Chattanooga, Tenn., in a 911 call released Tuesday. Over nearly eight minutes, the boy tells a dispatcher he witnessed the deaths of Lakita Hicks, 25, and George Dillard,...
Who did this? I'm driving my friend home and there's just piles of trash in front of her house, and look at this shit, which one of y'all left your bean bag chair sized Pikachu all dirty on the street like that? Come collect ya boy. You're starting to take the idea of a Danny DeVito Pikachu way too far. Show More Summary
I could be a control freak if I wanted to be. Umm, ok, I work hard not to be a control freak. What I've found in 8.75 years of mothering a willful boy is that lots of his activities push me outside of my comfort zone and leave me somewhat breathless. Show More Summary
Sometimes children forget things, including my own teenagers. ISIS decided to beheaded a 14 year-old boy for missing Friday prayers. In front of his parents. Because, you know, that is
As a kid, I must have asked my mom something like five times if I was supposed to be a boy. To me that seemed rational: maybe I was drawn towards action figures and boys’ clothes and sports and video games because it was a surprise that I was a girl. It was a mistake. […]
Before I was diagnosed with depression back in 2010, I always suppressed my emotions from the world I was "taught" to do this growing up as a young black man in an urban, impoverished neighborhood. Phrases such as, "Boys don't cry,"Show More Summary
Last week I had my good friend and her boys over for a playdate. What I love about getting together with her is that there's freedom to be real. I didn't race around my house minutes before she came to make it look presentable. I didn't attempt to create the illusion that I had time to do my hair. Show More Summary
by Andrew Sacher Jessy Lanza is following her 2013 debut, Pull My Hair Back, with Oh No on May 13 via Hyperdub. Like that album, she recorded it with Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys. It's hard to hear Jessy's voice...
It was late, and I was at my desk in my library, doing some writing for an upcoming book. Earlier that afternoon, we had taken in three foster children, all boys, ages ten, nine and seven. As I sat over my keyboard, the sounds of crying...Show More Summary
My boys had their friends Kevin and Treyvonne over after church on Sunday. It was chilly outside, but that didn’t keep the four boys from playing basketball and completely wiping out Marlboro Man’s ice chest in a way that only four boys between the ages of eleven and thirteen can do. I went outside for […]
I never really thought that boys night outs we're a real point of contention in relationships until a few of my guy friends mentioned it recently. To be honest, it kind of confused me at first because I didn't understand how this was actually a problem for some girls. Show More Summary
A visit to the doctor, orthodontist, school function or anywhere really, will alert you to the fact that people don't know how to talk to your son, if he doesn't play sports. Our society is programmed in a way, that a boy who doesn't play sports is an anomaly. Show More Summary
It's not the 1980s. I grew up in the 1980s, and this ain't it. I remember thinking on 8-hour car journeys during which my sister and I sang every word of the "Disney Gold Collection" (sorry mom and dad) that boy, the trip would seem much faster and easier if we just had a TV that could fit in our hands. Show More Summary
For my kids Star Wars was last month. But sexism springs eternal. And the attitudes about what boys do or don't or will or won't play with that come up in Michael Boehm's account of #WheresRey are girl problems because they're boy problems:n...Show More Summary
I have a thing about always needing to smell good. I think it started when a boy in my sixth grade science class told me that I smelled weird (I know, so uncool). After that fateful day I kept Green Apple Bath & Body Works body spray in my locker and sprayed myself with copious amounts of it... Continue reading
When my recent article on Yu-Gi-Oh! 's less than stellar treatment of women was published, I received some negative feedback on Twitter from trolls and men who happened to read my piece. Even though part of me expected it, it didn't mean the comments weren't annoying. One comment repeated among them was, "This anime is targeted at young men, so what's the problem?"