Books can get us to empathize with monstrous people. Professor Richard Middleton-Kaplan believes that’s not only a good thing, but a vital part of human rights work.
A new strategy to revive struggling small towns is seeing success—but also giving rise to cultural and class conflicts.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Lori Tsugawa Whaley credits the ancient bushido code for much of her recovery. Now she’s showing others how it can change their lives.
Has murder gotten…nicer?
As an immigrant, the civic lessons and shared American culture taught in school made me feel at home. Now, forces on both the left and right are pushing back against what I learned.
Technology alone won’t save us from climate change. We have to fundamentally shift how we view our role on earth, says professor Brian Henning.
Carlos Gil’s uncle risked everything to cross the US-Mexico border without documents in 1922. Why? And what does his story reveal about the struggles of future immigrants?
If you’re going to use a writer or activist’s words, educate yourself about their lives, says comic artist Tessa Hulls.
Five ways humans made sweets without adding sugar.
As IBM’s first Black systems engineer, Clyde Ford’s father had to navigate racial tensions—and his company’s troubling history.