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How To Choose The Right Cigar…

Ahhhh Cigars. The ultimate indulgence for sophisticated men and revolutionaries for centuries. Not many things are better than a fine Montecristo and a bottle of Añejo 7 Años Havana Club. It brings back great memories of sitting under the stars at the original Tropicana Club in Havana, Cuba watching the spectacular show while enjoying the complimentary cigars and rum. I don’t normally indulge myself when at home in Canada though. When I head to Cuba on vacation I like to spend the week puffing away and usually bring the maximum allowed cigars back over into Canada (50 pieces). I usually smoke them all within a week, and quit tobacco cold turkey for another year.

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Letters From Men Who Go To Strip Clubs: INTERVIEW WITH SUSANNAH BRESLIN

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Letters from men who go to strip clubs is the latest project from renowned blogger Susannah Breslin. It features letters from anonymous men speaking on their experiences in gentleman’s clubs all over the United States. The content of these letters reveal the men’s honesty, openness, and vulnerabilities. The patron’s discuss their various self-perceptions and ultimately – the reasons why they find themselves attending strip clubs in the first place. There is a vast spectrum of diverse perspectives in these always unpretentious and often humorous letters. The letters range from: A self-deprecating narrative from a lonely older man, a gay guy who admits he just appreciates the fine art of pole dancing, and another gentleman that just finds it easier to socialize with other men in this environment.

Here’s a little tidbit to wet your appetite…

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Black Friday 2011: Best of Edition!…continued

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Black Friday is one of the few examples of not only how capitalism has subverted all of our dreams/minds/hopes and aspirations/sense of dignity, but, more conveniently for this blog: How bitches be crazy when it comes to shopping. This is the one area in our society in which violent crime committing females give their male counterparts a decent run for their money. Continue reading

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The Last of the Mohicans: The Romantic Structure of Drama…It’s Just Compelling

Yes, last of the Mohicans is a traditional narrative. Some would say the very structure of narrative is sexist. There is always a man at the centre who is a hero. Women are relegated to positions as sexual objects, often the bad guy is not white. In this sense drama can look like a negotiation of different bodily value in a culture. Narratives are accused of being patriarchal because they privilege the male perspective. In my experience, this has been used as an excuse to gloss over what I feel are a lot of brilliant pieces of literature. Continue reading

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