The reason has to do with how the wind was blowing in a particular part of the world in August of 1588. It's that specific.
After Beyoncé’s landmark Coachella performance, a look back at the biggest musical stars ever. It’s impossible to pick just one as the biggest, but fun to try.
You might think conspiracies that say everything that happens is caused by a group of the powerful are a modern phenomenon. Karl Popper says they are two thousand years old.
Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.
What’s Eminem doing in Missouri? Kanye West in Georgia? And Wiz Khalifa in, of all places, North Dakota?
What is the Scully Effect? It's no coincidence that female fans of 'The X-Files' are inspired to choose careers in STEM fields.
The fascinating HBO documentary 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' looks at Elvis’s practice of re-making black hits for his white audience. Was it cultural appropriation or just love of the material?
In her new memoir, Duke Divinity School professor Kate Bowler opens up about battling Stage IV cancer.
A longtime debate over Buddhism's religiosity has drawn a line between metaphysics and action.
Churches and religious organizations are tax-exempt. Should they continue to get such a benefit?
The scales are not in favor for the most religious among us.
God, guns, sex, and mutually exclusive concepts of liberty. The Way Brothers' Netflix docuseries Wild, Wild Country tells a story that's about as American as it gets.
Is it ever okay to believe in things we consider to be impossible or extremely improbable?
Spirituality plays a different ballgame than science, so the language used in either of them doesn't often match up to the other side. This, says religious teacher Rob Bell, creates a lot of conflicts.
The Chinese government just banned the online sale of Bibles, yet another attempt at President Xi's suppression of Christianity.
Love is like umami. Adulthood is accepting the schmo you are. Wordplay and worldbuilding with novelist Meg Wolitzer.
Who or what is God? One religion answers this question better than the others
How we define "inequality" is of utmost importance in trying to implement fair equality.
Saudi Arabia began closing its cinemas in 1979. Now, the government is reopening theaters in an effort to diversify and modernize its economy.
What are we really talking about when we debate the existence of God?
One of the tangible benefits of religion is the community it can foster. What happens when those social connections start to decay?