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Awesome Men Throughout History: Juan Marichal

This week, Awesome Men Throughout History returns to baseball, mostly due to my perhaps foolish belief that it has finally stopped snowing and we can begin warm weather sports in earnest. This week’s Awesome Man is Juan Marichal, who spent most... 

The Self-Made Man: Philip Danforth Armour, Sr.

When you think of the Gilded Age, a few specific men come to mind: Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and so on. These men were industrialists and entrepreneurs, and some of them worked their way up from modest jobs to become the richest... 

Awesome Men Throughout History: Josiah Warren

When people think of anarchism, they generally picture young bandanna-faced white kids vandalizing Starbucks, or the structureless mess that was the Occupy movement. Those generalizations aren’t fair, but they’re not undeserved, either. Such... 

The Self-Made Man: Matt Mullenweg

Since what I’m doing here for TSB could be considered blogging, it makes sense to put Matt Mullenweg—the co-founder of WordPress—in the hot seat, so to speak, as this week’s Self Made Man. Mullenweg was 19 when he created WordPress, and... 

Awesome Men Throughout History: Allen Allensworth

We’ve profiled some pretty amazing people here at Awesome Men Throughout History, but I don’t think any of them ever founded their own town, so it’s high time we shed some much-needed light on Lt. Col. Allen Allensworth, founder of Allensworth,... 

The Self-Made Man: Larry Levitsky

Publishing really is a remarkable business. For one thing, it’s been “dying” for at least 20 years now, but no matter how many pearl-clutching op-eds are written about this year being the end of print media, it still keeps lurching forward,... 

Awesome Men Throughout History: Alvin Roy

Awesome Men Throughout History returns to sports this week, as we examine Alvin Roy, the man who brought weight training and anabolic steroids to football. Professional sports were probably better off without steroids, in retrospect, but either way, Roy... 

The Self-Made Man: Gene Simmons

In honor of KISS finally getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, Self Made Men is profiling the man that made that band a brand, so to speak: Gene Simmons. Yes, behind that prehensile tongue and semi-respectable sleaze is a razor-sharp... 

Awesome Men Throughout History: Joey Shithead

Being a fan of classic punk rock, I feel like it’s high time Awesome Men Throughout History took a look at a guy who’s been around forever and was one of the first guys to combine punk rock and political activism: DOA’s Joey “Shithead”... 

Awesome Men Throughout History: Billy Lee Riley

I’ve probably mentioned before that I love classic rockabilly, and one of my absolute favorites was Billy Lee Riley, a guy who should’ve been a big star, but wasn’t. We’ll get into that, among other things, in this week’s... 

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