"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
Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
There's more to miracles than turning water into wine.
Vladimir Putin adores Fyodor Dostoevsky. A close reading of the legendary author’s texts reveals the feeling might have been mutual.
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.
No amount of success can overcome imposter syndrome without a mindset geared toward growth.
If you ask your maps app to find "restaurants that aren't McDonald's," you won't like the result.
New research sheds light on the indoctrination process of radical extremist groups.
A new bridge joins a divided Croatia, but it cuts Bosnia out of Europe — literally and figuratively. A bridge meant to unite also divides.
The role of the Devil’s advocate was to argue against the beatification of mystics. Contrary to popular belief, they did not wear Prada.
The modern antiracist movement is harming the very people it claims to help, according to the linguist John McWhorter.
Frank Slater’s book "Practical Portrait Painting" reveals the secrets of masters old and new, from Leonardo da Vinci to Augustus John.
This might help you make it to the end of Herman Melville’s 19th century classic.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past?” Steinbeck writes.
Using cellulose from trees and a synthetic polymer, MIT researchers have created a material that "is stronger and tougher than some types of bone, and harder than typical aluminum alloys."
What value does wit hold in genres defined by brute strength?
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
What responsibility do social media companies like Twitter have to free speech? It depends on whether they are "landlords" or "publishers."
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
Some neurology experiments — such as growing miniature human brains and reanimating the brains of dead pigs — are getting weird. It's time to discuss ethics.
By taking Satan out of the religious context, storytellers explored the nature of sin in new ways.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?