Last night was Kate’s ten year high school reunion. It was at the Oklahoma Aquarium. There was food, drinking, dancing, and some badass sharks. Kate was in charge of putting it on and she did a bang up job. Everyone had a great time and I’m really proud of her.
Let’s take a look at some links.
General Interest Links
Once Upon a Time, A Real Leading Man (@NYT). There’s a Cary Grant film festival going on in NYC, and this article talks about how they just don’t make movie stars like Grant anymore. “Kael noted in 1975, during his lifetime, that it was impossible to imagine Grant in the macho action and crime films that were beginning to dominate Hollywood. It’s equally impossible to imagine him in the soggy, misogynistic, stealth-macho geekfests that pass for romantic comedy now. Watching him is to be reminded of a time when intelligence, grace and self-containment were their own rewards. The 21st century, so far, hasn’t deserved him.”
Masculinity’s Delayed Adolescence (@The Culture Warf). By comparing the metaphorical adolescence that men seem to be stuck in today with actual adolescence, Matt Higgins develops an interesting analogy to explain the current state of men. Do men need a Masculinism movement like the Feminism movement?
Around the Community This Week
Shaun has also started a new series called “Fix This,” where he poses a problem and and asks for your opinions on how the problem should be fixed. The first in this series is: