Tag: Men and Boys

The #MeToo Balancing Act in High School

This article is part of our latest Learning special report. We’re focusing on Generation Z, which is facing challenges from changing curriculums and new technology to financial aid gaps and homelessness. Last year, the private all-boys high school that Chris attends in Baltimore co-hosted an event with an all-girls high school. They discussed the #MeToo […]

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Lots of Rich Men Tweet Like the President Now

ImageLauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos, Anna Wintour and Jennifer Lopez at the Tom Ford Fashion Week show in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 2020.Credit…Calla Kessler/The New York Times Twitter was founded in 2006. Fourteen years later, and perhaps thanks to the influential example of President Trump, the masters of the universe have apparently learned to post […]

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Let’s Take This Conversation Offline

It’s getting to the point where when I walk past all the abandoned storefronts strafing New York City, I begin to imagine all the other things they could be used for. Impromptu raves or hardcore shows. Floor-to-ceiling floral displays. Short-run theaters for one or two-person plays. Housing for the unhoused. The idea that they might […]

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Young Men Embrace Gender Equality, but They Still Don’t Vacuum

Young people today have become much more open-minded about gender roles — it shows up in their attitudes about pronouns, politics and sports. But in one area, change has been minimal. They are holding on to traditional views about who does what at home. A new survey from Gallup found that among opposite-sex couples, those […]

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Storming the Catwalk in an L.L. Bean Boot

It was the impregnable fortress of heritage labels. Behind its clapboard walls lay an unlikely grail. Let international designers like Junya Watanabe and Demna Gvasalia have their way with Red Wing, Filson and North Face. Nobody touches L.L. Bean. Until this week, that is. Though scores of others had tried without success to breach the […]

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The Trans Actors Challenging Outmoded Ideas of Masculinity

1. First Time I Saw Me Last August, at a premiere party at the NeueHouse on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, the actor Brian Michael Smith was biting into a slider when he turned around and there was Oprah Winfrey. Several years before, as a black transgender man struggling to break into Hollywood, Smith saw […]

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Boys Will Be Swans: ‘What Is That Show, and How Do I Do It?’

In “Swan Lake,” an evil magician transforms a beautiful princess into a graceful swan, an image now intimately linked to the idea of classical ballet itself. When Matthew Bourne’s version first appeared, at the Sadler’s Wells stage in London in 1995, it turned this story on its head. Instead of the white swan as an […]

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Brad Pitt and the Beauty Trap

The meaning of Brad Pitt — as actor, star and supreme visual fetish — can be traced to the moment in the 1991 film “Thelma & Louise” when the camera pans up from his bare chest to his face like a caress. William Bradley Pitt was born 1963, but Brad Pitt sprung forth in that […]

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