A new definition of masculinity with cultural historian GARY CROSS

    In years gone by, Americans idolized Cary Grant as the ultimate in masculinity – now it’s Adam Sandler, the consummate boy-man. In his new book “Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity,” cultural historian GARY CROSS examines the shift in masculinity that has given rise to this concept of the boy-man – a guy who would rather prolong the pleasures of youth than embrace the demands of adulthood.
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