Tag: Men and Boys

Men Say They Want Paid Leave but Then Don’t Use All of It. What Stops Them?

ImageA new report says men feel freer to take leave when company leaders do. As a supporter of family leave, Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband of Serena Williams, took time off to care for their daughter, Olympia.Credit…Paul Kane/Getty Images Men today are as likely as women to say they need to have time […]

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We Can Help Men Live Longer

All over the country, men are dying. Every kind of man: rich and poor, blue collar and white collar, men of all races, religions and ethnicities. In addition to sex, these dying Americans share another trait: They are no longer young. How can it be that men by the millions are dying while their female […]

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Can a Woman Who Is an Artist Ever Just Be an Artist?

In a recent feature film about the sculptor Alberto Giacometti, we find the great man in his Paris studio, brooding over the difficulty of giving birth to his own genius. Fuming and raging, lashing out at his familiars, he is a chain-smoking wild beast being kept in cultural captivity. His growing fame brings admirers to […]

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Not Your Father’s Masculinity

John Wayne, that repository of testosterone — now considered an illicit substance in many states — once played a character who said, “You have to be a man first, before you’re a gentleman.” Who knows what, exactly, he meant by it? It sounded like a fine thing to say, back when men were unabashed “men.” […]

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A Young Man Nearly Lost His Life to Vaping

Gregory Rodriguez thought he had the flu when he went to the emergency room on Sept. 18, feeling feverish, nauseated and short of breath. He woke up four days later in a different hospital, with a tube down his throat connecting him to a ventilator, and two more tubes in his neck and groin, running […]

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He Didn’t Abuse His Daughter. The State Took Her Anyway.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] For the first five years of his daughter Amanda’s life, Ping N., a restaurant manager in Manhattan, lived with his little girl and her mother. He tucked her into bed at night and enjoyed spoiling her with her favorite […]

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A New Wave of Caregivers: Men

Third of three articles. Read the first article, on paid family leave, here, and the second, on state child support, here. When you hear the word “caregiver,” what image comes to mind? Most likely it is a woman in her 40s — someone tucking her children in with a phone call to her aging mother […]

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When You’re Ready to Move Beyond Irish Spring

When a new men’s personal care company called Huron recently asked CrossFit Union Square in Manhattan to test its products, some of the men there didn’t have much basis for comparison. A few told Matt Mullenax, the 33-year-old founder of Huron, that they had never used a face wash. Eric Brown, one of the gym’s […]

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After Kanye, After Virgil, After Heron

ImageFrom left, Du of Bstroy, Ev Bravado (on the floor), Brick of Bstroy, Bloody Osiris and Tremaine Emory.CreditGioncarlo Valentine for The New York Times The hip-hop generation has arrived in luxury fashion. Here, haute street wear’s next generation of innovators and inspirations. Sept. 11, 2019 The speed with which hip-hop and high fashion have become […]

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Who’s Missing From Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the F.D.A.

In recent years, health officials have pushed aggressively to include more women in clinical trials of new drugs. Gone is the ban that once excluded women of childbearing age from participating in studies. Even scientists who work with animals are now encouraged to include mice and rats of both sexes. But when it comes to […]

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The Strange and Beautiful Universe of Walter Van Beirendonck

THE COLLECTION WAS called Wonder and was shown in Paris’s Bataclan theater, in the 11th Arrondissement, in late June of 2009. Large, hirsute men — bears, in the lexicon of gay male culture — stomped down the runway. A dizzying tempo of electronic music blared on the speakers. The bears had a variety of facial […]

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Why Andrew Luck’s Retirement Was So Shocking

Athletes’ retirements are fundamentally unusual. The delusions of invincibility that help players climb to spectacular sporting heights are often the same delusions that find them hanging around for too long. Few of them ever actually choose to walk away. More often, a livelihood is cut short, unceremoniously, by injury or by the posting of a […]

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