Nobody foresaw that a science-fiction story about a moisture farmer's adventure with a rag-tag group of interstellar ne'er-do-wells would break box-office records for 40 years and redefine American storytelling....
Stereotyping isn't about "bad people doing bad things." It's about our subconscious biases, and how they sneak into organizational structures.
The amount of political disagreement in the nation is matched only by righteous indignation. But in order to disagree without disrespecting each other, we need to look hard at our own positions.
Why might America's respect for its military be a mile wide but less than an inch thick? Less than one half of one percent of its population serves, making civilians more cavalier about deployment.
Two-thirds of the achievement gap for American children is due to the "summer learning loss". Here's how we fix that.
Religion influences politics more now than it did 50 years ago. Are we going forward or backward?
In an age of bountiful data, there's dark potential for how corporations and judicial systems could use private details to discriminate against innocent people.
Living in the moment is an exception, not the rule. So why do we invest so much energy into a future we can't predict, control, or anticipate? It turns out our happiness may depend on it.
After fleeing the LRA in her native Uganda, Igoye came the University of Minnesota. There she began finding resources to combat the scourge of human trafficking.
Millennials are criticized for not working hard and wanting a participation trophy. Bryan Cranston doesn't buy it. He thinks they have valuable lessons to teach older generations, if they can listen.
Concepts like hope, faith, and love have no material reality—save perhaps for neurons firing in the brain—yet they are the cornerstones of human well being.
Friendly neighbors and wide oceans. That, in a phrase, is America's security plan. North Korea? Simply not a threat, says foreign policy expert Michael Desch.
Does religion help us survive? No more than moths thrive in flame, says Richard Dawkins.
Heaven is a place on earth, says a major American thinker. And a certain awesome '80s pop song.
Capitalism has hijacked our emotions and rewired us for instant gratification—but we can reclaim our lives by practicing deep hope.
To understand ourselves, our creativity and emotions, we must grapple with our pre-human existence.
Who will live on the this brand-new floating nation in the South Pacific—and how?
Have you heard the one about the U.S. Open and Yom Kippur? You're about to.