Real men cry: One man’s mission to redefine the term masculinity

An award-winning spoken word poet, poetry slam champion, speak and writer, Carlos Andrés Gómez also starred in Spike Lee's Inside Man
An award-winning spoken word poet, poetry slam champion, speak and writer, Carlos Andrés Gómez also starred in Spike Lee’s Inside Man
I had the pleasure of interviewing spoken word artist Carlos Andrés Gómez at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in October this year. Like most young boys, he was taught that a man needs to put up a fight and must never shed a tear. I wondered if all this talk of softening up a man’s hardened shell was bound to draw a heckler or two.

Gómez concurred, saying, “Sometimes, things get uncomfortable during my performances. It’s alright if people disagree with me, but it’s important that they hear me out and understand what I’m saying in the right context. We’re definitely going to need more such moments when two opinions collide because we can never have change if one opinion dominates. It’s going to take many an exchange, both of the courageous and uncomfortable kind.”

His is a story worth reading, so if you’d like to give the interview a proper read, head over to The Label by Louis Philippe. You’ll also find an excellent video link there that has Carlos talking about his very own ‘Man Up Moment’.

Here’s a link to the interview: http://thelabel.in/lifestyle/people/real-men-cry

Beer necessities—How to drink your beer right

Discover the finer points to getting the most out of your beer drinking experience

Beer is an easy drink. Perfect for a summer day or night—or just about any time of the year for many—this frothy beverage produces an alcoholic high that’s not too hard on the senses. As relaxed as that might sound, the entire process of drinking beer—storing the drink, choosing the right glass and pouring it—is more complex than you imagined it to be. Here’s what you need to know if you want to better enjoy that beer you plan to drink this evening. Head over to The Label to read the entire article. 

This piece was first published on The Label, a lifestyle magazine by Louise Philippe. Like their Facebook page if you want to get regular updates on the coolest stuff for men including fashion, gadgets, food, drinks and more. 

 

A touch of luxury

01_Lifestyle_Design_Story_RGB_High ResWhat’s it like to use a phone that’s as expensive as an exceptionally good car? What good would such an exorbitant gadget do over a good enough smartphone? These are just some of the questions you might find yourself pondering over should you decide to buy, or more aptly, invest in, the Vertu Signature Touch. Here are some reasons to own this luxury handset.

Head over to The Label to read the full review.