Did traditional Chinese thought pave the way for the philosophy of Maoism?
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
Black cat crossed your path?
The Spanish language has the ability to minimize and exaggerate by the simple addition of a suffix.
The so-called "court painter of Silicon Valley" was shaped by her youth in communist Poland but looks forward to a future ruled by celebrity robots.
The Mayan calendar is revered for its impeccable accuracy. Now, a recent excavation in Guatemala reveals how the system developed over time.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not to mark Mexican independence.
Independent of cultural background, people seem to share a sense of what makes certain color combinations aesthetically pleasing.
A toxicological study shows that the victims of human sacrifice consumed coca leaves and ayahuasca before they were killed, but not for reasons we originally thought.
Is there victory in defeat?
Elon Musk's successful bid to take over Twitter has fragmented the internet along predictably partisan lines. But only time will tell whether this is a good or bad thing.
Moments of social anxiety around truth tend to be accompanied by similar “fool the eye” pop culture phenomena.
Satire and an inflated sense of self-importance collide in a series of maps that goes back more than 100 years in American history.
Frank Slater’s book "Practical Portrait Painting" reveals the secrets of masters old and new, from Leonardo da Vinci to Augustus John.
Catholic sisters outnumber priests and religious on every continent.
Most cities reeked of death, defecation, and industrial waste. Still, focusing only on stench means turning a blind eye (or nose) to the many other smells that helped shape human history.
Chess was once blamed for triggering mental health problems, including suicide and even murder. Today, the same is said of video games.
In some Asian countries, what's in your blood may influence your social status.
While there is more to North Korean cinema than meets the eye, the country’s film industry ultimately amounts to little more than a mouthpiece for the ruling Kim dynasty.
Until robots understand jokes and sarcasm, artificial general intelligence will remain in the realm of science fiction.
By toppling medieval Europe’s mightiest political power, the Protestant Reformation ushered in a new age of freedom, religious and otherwise.
Far from being inappropriate, many of the most controversial acceptance speeches highlighted important issues in the film industry.
The design was as intricate as that of modern-day, factory-fabricated denim jeans, and just as durable. The ancients had fashion.
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
Memes communicate complex ideas quickly and efficiently, but that’s precisely what makes them so dangerous.
Like witchcraft, "racecraft" refers to a kind of magical thinking — one that treats race as if it were scientifically meaningful.