Volume 12, Issue 3
This issue explores suburban fight clubs, veterans struggling with mental health, and ex-offenders struggling to re-enter society. Also: viewpoints on charter schools, Linsanity, the rise of the “illegal alien” and marriage equality support among black gays and lesbians.
What attracts some suburban professionals, dads, and husbands to a fight club? For some, it’s a lifelong interest in fighting and martial arts and a desire to test their skills and toughness. For others, it’s a space to exorcise boyhood experiences of emasculation.
The U.S. military offers veterans and active personnel a variety of mental health support services. Yet many of those who would most benefit from help choose to suffer in silence.
After serving a long prison sentence for murder, Bruce was released into a world he no longer knew. Over ribs and shortbread, he shares the story of his re-entry and his passion for food.
Criminologist Charis Kubrin explains the big--and problematic--picture for those who have served their time, but will now be put to new tests on the outside.
￼When Atlanta was selected to host the 1996 summer games, local officials promised new money and visibility would follow. It did—but only for a lucky few.
For a brief moment, NBA star Jeremy Lin offered Asian Americans a different way to imagine themselves— while affirming many longstanding myths about immigrant success.