My first contribution to the cultural blog Filthy Habits is now online. The piece is about "American Gladiators" and the book, "Steroid Nation":
They are the new Davids.
Granted they are not singularly recognizable –- they are remarkably generic –- but the bodybuilders slash athletes on American Gladiators represent the ideal male appearance. At least I think so, having had my ideal male physique built on a foundation of images of professional wrestlers and action movie stars.
The rest can be read here.