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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: How to be a Man

Friday, February 28, 2014

Colum McCann and a host of writers tell you "How to be a Man"

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Selected Shorts

This Guy is Having a Really Bad Day

Friday, February 28, 2014

This story by Ian McEwan is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “How to Be a Man,” hosted by Colum McCann and featuring stories from the anthology The Book of Men.  The reader is Rebecca Naomi Jones.

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Selected Shorts

It Takes Two to ????

Friday, February 28, 2014

This story by Vanessa Manko is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “How to Be a Man,” hosted by Colum McCann and featuring stories from the anthology The Book of Men.  The reader is Gabriel Byrne.

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Selected Shorts

Lady Liberty’s Secrets Revealed by Ben Fountain

Friday, February 28, 2014

This story by Ben Fountain is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “How to Be a Man,” hosted by Colum McCann and featuring stories from the anthology The Book of Men.  The reader is Stockard Channing.

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Selected Shorts

A Touching Father-Son Story

Friday, February 28, 2014

This story by Roddy Doyle is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “How to Be a Man,” hosted by Colum McCann and featuring stories from the anthology The Book of Men.  The reader is Gabriel Byrne.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

Sounds of Masculinity

Saturday, July 27, 2013

In this week's episode, Terrance McKnight pairs characteristics of masculinity with music and musical personalities. Musical selections span works by Terry Riley and Philip Glass to Franz Schubert.

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The Takeaway

Is America Too Familiar with Guns?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

As a sophomore in high school, Bruce Holbert used to sleep in the room where his father stored several rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. This proximity to guns led to a familiarity with them. He accepted them into his life as a part of being a man. But all that changed, when he accidentally killed his friend with a service revolver, and he realized that even though he was comfortable around guns, he didn't know how to use them safely.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

A Hero, Removed: A. E. Hotchner on Hemingway's Role as "Emissary of Other Men's Dreams"

Friday, October 19, 2012

WNYC

A.E. Hotchner, a friend of Ernest Hemingway during the last 14 years of the writer's life, reminisces about their relationship in this Books and Authors Luncheon appearance promoting his memoir, Papa Hemingway (1966). 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Man Up

Friday, September 28, 2012

Carlos Andrés Gómez, poet, actor, activist and the author of Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood, wants to redefine masculinity and offer young men options beyond the hyper-masculine scripts he says they see as their only options.

→ Events: Carlos Andrés Gómez reading on October 1, 2012, at 7:30PM at Greenlight Bookstore, in Brooklyn, NY and on October 4, 2012 at 6:00PM at La Casa Azul, New York, NY.

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The Takeaway

Is the Recession Redefining American Masculinity?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Economists consider workers between 25 and 54 to be in their prime, and fewer of them are working than at any point since 1948. That means America’s workforce is going through a dramatic shift. And so is the definition of the family breadwinner.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Can You Learn To Be A Man?

Monday, May 21, 2012

Time columnist Joel Stein talks about trying to make himself into father -- and manly man -- material after learning he was having a son in his new book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity.

Fathers, can you teach masculinity to your son? Have you struggled with how to raise a "man"? Let us know!

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