Norm MacDonald Mastered the Art of Being Himself

It wasn’t his jokes that were funny — it was him

Sonny Chiba Was the Portrait of the Asian Anti-Hero

Japan’s ultimate badass leaves behind a remarkable legacy in TV, film and martial arts — and an indelible mark on Asian identity and representation

We Could All Learn a Thing or Two About Beating Back Fear from Surf Legend Greg Noll

He was the first famous surfer and first name-brand extreme athlete. But his true legacy is how he showed the rest of us to stop being so scared of the unknown.

Sean Connery Was the Best Bond. But He Represented the Worst Parts of the Character, Too

The beloved actor’s passing provoked plenty of accolades for his legendary career. But his attitude toward women too easily reflected the sexist worldview of his most famous role.