Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
Successful romantic relationships require desire, but that desire doesn't have to be sexual.
The role of the Devil’s advocate was to argue against the beatification of mystics. Contrary to popular belief, they did not wear Prada.
There's more to miracles than turning water into wine.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
Released in 1972, "Ways of Seeing" has proven to be as worthy of study as the artistic traditions it investigates.
In a nod to its addictive qualities, it was first dubbed “Some More.”
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
Understanding these links could bring us closer to a cure.
The Hyperloop is physically possible, but engineering challenges will make its construction very difficult. Also, accidents would be catastrophic.
“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past?” Steinbeck writes.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
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.
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
The sonnenrad is a Heathen symbol composed of 12 repeated runes.
Travel half the distance to your destination, and there's always another half to go. Despite Zeno's Paradox, you always arrive right on time.
Frank Slater’s book "Practical Portrait Painting" reveals the secrets of masters old and new, from Leonardo da Vinci to Augustus John.
If you ask your maps app to find "restaurants that aren't McDonald's," you won't like the result.
Many people perceive the struggle to understand our Universe as a battle between science and God. But this is a false dichotomy.
These astounding inventions show that civilizations of the past were a lot more advanced than we might have thought.
Gravitation, all on its own, can reveal what's present in the cosmos like nothing else.