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Macho Memoirs by Daniel Pearce
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Taking writing to the mat in J.D. Daniels’s The Correspondence

Lynda Benglis by Federica Bueti
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The eminent artist discusses her materials, “frozen gestures,” and the illusion of form.

Andrew T. Betzer by Nicholas Elliott
Tala Madani by Diana Al-Hadid
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When I look at Tala Madani’s paintings, I notice a peculiar relationship between what is direct (the manner) and what is ambiguous (the matter).

Guys Like Us by Adam Day
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Walking the hardware store
aisles, past busted boxes
of finishing nails and mole
traps, he wonders if his penis
is still masculine if it resides
in a male mouth still warm
from casserole and coffee.

My Life as a Man: An Intimate Diary by Alan Pauls

TUESDAY

So tired of being a man. 

Pepón Osorio by Jennifer Gonzalez
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Most urban dwellers live within their own limit politics—a linked network of socially and economically circumscribed spaces. 

Tim Gardner by Allen Frame
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In his first New York solo show at 303 Gallery, the 26-year-old Canadian painter Tim Gardner works from his brothers’ and his own snapshots of their friends to create a vivid depiction of teenage male-bonding games glimpsed in the suburbs of Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. 

The Bad Father by Todd Grimson

My father got me drunk when I was 14, not too long after my birthday, and I have a scar on my forehead as a result. 

Louis Edwards by Ameena Meer
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Louis Edwards is the kind of sweet, gangly guy you knew in high school. He’s shy and considerate, with a self-conscious smile on his bespectacled face that turns quickly into a laugh. In conversation, he steers around controversy, avoiding the slightest meanness. His novel, Ten Seconds, is the opposite.

Two Photographs by Bruce of Los Angeles
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Two photographs of bodybuilders, one taken circa 1955 and the other circa 1987, by Bruce of Los Angeles from the Body Pictures portfolio.

Two Photographs by John Coplans
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Two black and white photographs of nudes, titled Self Portrait, Side View Walking and Self Portrait, Reclining Torso, Arms Folded by John Coplans.

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