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Men In America

The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father

Over the summer, All Things Considered will explore what it means to be a man in America these days. Today's men have to reconcile old ideas about masculinity with new economic realities.

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Maliki's Power Base Crumbles As Iraq Slips Into Chaos

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I Remember Wes George Benson
Necrology The Cinematic Orchestra

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In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red

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Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy

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Digital Detox, Step 1: Step Away From The Phone

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Just Ain't Me Tommy Guerrero
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A Leap Too Far? 'Venus' And 'Jersey Boys' Bounce From Stage To Screen

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Walk Like a Man Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
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Land's End Tim O'Brien

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The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father

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Lay My Head Down Band of Skulls

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Congressman Rangel Battles For Political Survival

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Pharmaceutical Companies Accuse Hospitals Of Misusing Discounts

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