Democratic freedom, rapturous religion, and newspapers created a hotbed for social experimentation in 19th-century America.
This essay was previously published on AlterNet. In the summer of 2010, I saw him several times a week: a portly, dark-skinned gentleman, leaning against a pillar in Penn Station […]
Looking forward to the end of the world requires a divorce not only from reality, but from the awe that our infinitesimal place within it inspires.
“It doesn’t erase what happened to you. It just changes the impact it has on your life.”
Some classic books, like Mark Twain’s "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," remain controversial to this day.
Books that were rarely taught in 1963, when baby boomers were students, became classics when those same boomers were teachers and parents.
What qualifies someone for the top position in American government?
On May 4, 1970, the National Guard shot and killed four students during an anti-war protest. The massacre went on to change American culture forever.
Studies have shown that dominant sexual activity can often boost your work ethic several days after a sexual experience.
Now is a good time to brush up on who's on the ballot.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
From the history of LSD to the origins of hip-hop, these 10 documentaries will educate and inspire.
Long thought to be a fallacy, new analysis shows the ‘hot hand’ is real, and Klay Thompson has it. “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on […]
Locate any of the 57 trillion three-by-three-metre squares on Earth with just three words.
TV talk shows may have you believe that divorce rates are at an all time high--don't believe it. Two-thirds of marriages are estimated to last till death in this new millennium.
In September I covered a paper that described the massive amount of bias created in the legal system in parts of the US where forensic laboratories are paid in return […]
If you haven’t yet seen Bill Nye’s video on evolution versus creationism, watch the video here: This video has made national headlines, received nearly 3 million views on Youtube, and […]
Kids, want to be an artist when you grow up? We’ve got a check-list for how to tell your parents. Parents, oh no, you accidentally raised an artist? Don’t despair: […]
It seemed to me as if politicians began using the phrase “pre-9/11 thinking” too soon after the day itself. Even a decade later, Dick Cheney in his recent memoir condemns […]
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN JASON SILVA AND TECHNO-ECOLOGIC SCHOLAR RICHARD DOYLE Richard Doyle also goes by mobius, an indicator of just how important interconnections are to him – and how transformative, […]
There is no communist or socialist ideology that is as poisonous as the one held by radical Republicans these days. No fascism as insidious as the warped political creed that […]
[Image from Salon.com feature on panelist Barbara J. King]Full details are now available for the previously announced panel on Communicating Science in a Religious America at February’s AAAS meetings in […]