March 2010

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Man Knowledge: Dueling Part II – Prominent Duels in American History

by Chris

Share The United States currently finds itself in a rancorous political moment, with partisan name-calling on the one hand and much hand-wringing about the classless nature of the debate on the other. Those in the latter camp seem to think that politics has devolved from an unspecified golden age in which politicians sipped tea and […]

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The Menaissance: The Death of the Metrosexual and the Rise of the Retrosexual

by Brett

ShareBack in February I gave an Ignite Talk in Tulsa called “The Menaissance: The Death of the Metrosexual and the Rise of the Retrosexual.” If you’re not familiar with Ignite Talks, here’s the jist of the concept from the Ignite Tulsa website: A dozen or so speakers present on a variety of topics, but they […]

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Need Some Manliness? There’s an App for That: The AoM iPhone App

by Brett & Kate McKay

For the past few months, we’ve been getting requests for an Art of Manliness iPhone app. Well, your wish is our command. Presenting the Art of Manliness iPhone app. With the Art of Manliness iPhone app you can: 1) Read the latest posts from the Art of Manliness 2) Check AoM’s Twitter updates 3) Listen […]

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How to Jump From a Speeding Car

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Sometimes when I’m driving, I’ll imagine scenarios that would require me to jump out of my speeding car. I know I can’t be the only one who does this. I do it mainly to pass time while in traffic, but I think there’s also a part of me who wants to be prepared if […]

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A Man’s Guide to Dining Etiquette and Proper Table Manners

by Antonio

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” -Clarence Thomas Why Table Manners Matter Share As a young Marine Corps Officer, I was dumbfounded one afternoon when after training on the Mark19 we transitioned into a class on proper table manners.  Taught by a petite older woman, the class covered the basics of […]

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New Art of Manliness Email Newsletter Format

by Brett & Kate McKay

Note: I’ve sent this out in our new email newsletter to our email subscribers, but it’s been brought to my attention that the new email was being sent to some people’s junk box. So I’m publishing this on the main site and through Feedburner email to let people know. We’re always looking for ways to […]

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Three Moments Every Father Dreads (and How to Cope)

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Curtis Silver. As a parent, there is much to enjoy about that role in your life. There are so many wonderful moments you have with your children over their lifespan that are impossible to properly track and catalogue. Some stand out above the rest-their first words, learning […]

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So You Want My Job: Video Engineer

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Behind every great event, is a great video engineer. One like Scott Goegebuer, […]

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The Case for Cold Water Shaving

by Brett

Share When I watched the HBO series Band of Brothers, I was struck by how the soldiers, ill-supplied, freezing, and wearily dug into the snowy trenches of Bastogne, still made time to shave. The clean shaven face was and is military policy. Even today, US soldiers, although they must do without hot water and baths […]

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Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #19: A Conversation with Mad Men’s Rich Sommer

by Brett

Rich Sommer, center, as Harry Crane on television’s Mad Men. Welcome back to the podcast! In this week’s episode we talk to actor Rich Sommer who plays ad man Harry Crane on AMC’s hit drama Mad Men. We discuss Mad Men’s take on mid-century American masculinity, how starring in the show has influenced Rich’s perception […]

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One More Week to Submit an Entry to the Lessons in Manliness Group Writing Project

by Brett & Kate McKay

The Lessons in Manliness Group Writing Project has been going on this month, and we’ve already received a lot of great entries about some truly honorable men. And we hope to receive many more. The project ends on March 31rst, so be sure not to miss out on this chance to honor a man who […]

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The Bucket List Generation in the Age of Anomie

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share In the Art of Manliness Community, members often pose questions to the forum asking for advice. One question that pops up from time to time runs something like this: “I feel like I’ve lost passion for everything in life. Nothing seems to interest me and life feels empty.” Other members often respond that the […]

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Manvotional: Watch Yourself Go By

by Brett & Kate McKay

Watch Yourself Go By By: Strickland Gillilan Just stand aside and watch yourself go by; Think of yourself as “he” instead of “I.” Note, closely as in other men you note The bag-kneed trousers and the seedy coat. Pick flaws; find fault; forget the man is you, And strive to make your estimate ring true. […]

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3 Guitar Chords Every Man Should Know

by Brett

Leadbelly playing his 12 string guitar Share So you can get a perfect score on “Free Bird” in Guitar Hero? Besides your twelve year old cousin, who do you think that’s going to impress? Instead of wasting your time with pretend guitar, start learning how to play the real deal. The guitar is a skill […]

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Odd Object Training Primer

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Hashey. Share Odd object training is nothing new, but it has once again started to regain popularity. Odd object training was once done out of necessity. People did not have the means to procure state of the art training equipment, or it just wasn’t invented yet. […]

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Building Your Resiliency: Part V – Recognizing and Utilizing Your Signature Strengths

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from Von Asaider This is the fifth part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV. Share When we first introduced the topic of resiliency, we discussed how it is both a reactive and an active quality, a […]

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Federal Duck Stamps

by Brett & Kate McKay

Mallards, by J.N. Darling (1934-1935) Share When my dad wasn’t working as a federal game warden, he pursued a manly hobby. He collects U.S. Federal Duck Stamps. I remember as a boy my dad would bring out his stamp albums around duck season (a busy time for a game warden) so he could add the […]

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Developing the Heroic Imagination: The 5 Traits of Heroes

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share Every boy dreams of being a superhero, and knows that donning a cape or Spiderman costume is hardly just for Halloween. But as we get older, we realize we don’t possess the supernatural powers of Spidey (or Batman’s primo cache of gadgets). And we notice the absence of the kind of otherwordly arch nemeses […]

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10 Wilderness Survival Lessons From Hatchet

by Brett

Share The other day I was sorting through some old books and stumbled upon a childhood favorite, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The last time I read it was nearly 15 years ago, so I decided to read it again for old times sake. For those of you who haven’t read Hatchet, the basic plot is […]

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