Prohibitionists around the world have long used rhetoric to associate the plant with violence and depravity.
Ryan Stoa | Jan 23
Sherry Zane sheds light on a dark covert operation that targeted homosexual Navy men.
The Editors | Jan 20
In order to preserve nihilism as a meaningful concept, it's necessary to distinguish it from pessimism, cynicism, and apathy.
Nolen Gertz | Jan 16
Chicago sees itself as the quintessentially modern city of industry. But the urban grid emerged long before the calamity from which the city as we know it arose.
Hannah B Higgins | Jan 3
Dreidel isn't just a game of simple luck; it's a practical lesson in discovering the value of fairness both to oneself and to others.
Eric Schwitzgebel | Dec 19, 2019
Amid all the imperial aspiration, wooly-minded New Age mythologizing, and pure unadulterated commerce, the obelisk stands tall.
Brian A. Curran, Anthony Grafton, Pamela O. Long, and Benjamin Weiss | Dec 16, 2019
From field recordings to bird box automata and clocks, humans have been reproducing and utilizing bird sound for centuries.
John Bevis | Dec 12, 2019
The symbolists of the 19th century saw art not as a social revolution, but as a revolution in sense and how to conceptualize the world.
Zone Books/The Editors | Dec 9, 2019
The choice to have children is not just a prudential or pragmatic decision, nor can it be justified by appealing to “what comes naturally.”
Christine Overall | Dec 5, 2019
The former chancellor of MIT reflects on his upbringing and his best — and worst — experiences at the institute.
Phillip L. Clay | Dec 3, 2019