Category Archives: History

“Waking Up Without My Penis is My Worst Nightmare”: Masculinity in the Post-Reagan Parody Film

“Waking Up Without My Penis is My Worst Nightmare”: Masculinity in the Post-Reagan Parody Film by Bryan Cebulski Reagan era action-adventure films like Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987) and Rambo: First Blood Part 2 (George P. Cosmatos, 1985) display men … Continue reading

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November of the Soul, suicide survivors

Even the people closest to the survivor are often eager to pretend the suicide never happened. Families may shut down; friends may keep their distance. The night after they found their nineteen-year-old son’s body hanging in their vacation house, one … Continue reading

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November of the Soul

As a term project for “The Psychology of Death,” a course taught by Edwin Shneidman at Harvard, one student placed an ad in the personals section of a local alternative newspaper: “M 21 student gives self 3 weeks before popping … Continue reading

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Reed Erickson

“In addition to being a successful businessman, [wealthy female-to-male transgendered philanthropist Reed Erickson] was a nudist, New Age spiritualist, and recreational drug user. He flew his own planes, once sold his private yacht to Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, kept a … Continue reading

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