Surprising findings about humanity’s environmental footprint
It's not necessarily linked to population or economic growth.
Ben-Hur: why classical movies are no longer truly epic
We should look to science fiction for today's epics, rather than films set in the ancient world.
Getting America onto the right track
A few things have improved, says a Heritage report, but the moral ecology is fragile.
Let’s treat porn as the public health hazard it is
Brain science is strengthening the case for a new approach.
Muhammad and the believers: At the Origins of Islam
Before there was Islam and Muslims there was an ecumenical movement
Magical village discovered by local children
Even the neighborhood trolls couldn't find it...until now
Youth unemployment high worldwide
What does it mean for the future of our societies and workforce?
How the Islamic State recruits and coerces children
ISIS recruits children as "Cubs of the Caliphate"
Elegy for Amatrice, struck by earthquake
An Italian grieves for lives lost and treasures ruined.
Go ahead, ban me, but I’ll never say a man is a woman!
A UK parenting website has to give 'transphobists' a say.
Wake up and smell the coffee
World Youth Day gives all of us a glimpse of our real priorities.
After 140 years, Tom Sawyer is still a beloved character
No one captures the heart of a young boy like Mark Twain.
Can the Pope change Catholic teaching on contraception?
He won't. Because he can't. And hasn't.
Thailand’s ageing population
At the same time, it's working age population is declining.
That nagging feeling that a woman somewhere doesn’t know abortion is good for her.
Can we learn from Thucydides’ writings on the Trump of…
Cleon, remarkable for the violence of his character, set the pattern for future demagogues.
Transitioning of children ‘too risky’ say Obama’s own experts ...
... but doctors will be forced to do it anyway.
Why Penelope waited for Odysseus
Ancient pagans knew a thing or two about ethical sex, says the author of a new book.
Screwtape takes aim at homeschooling moms
A devilish plot against 'that vile breed of women who educate their own offspring'.
Goodbye to the loudest drunk in NPR’s online bar
Once seen as a way to democratize the media, commenting sections have become playgrounds for trolls
Rio’s most successful countries by size
The real medal table is medals per capita.
What’s wrong with social science today?
Did it all begin with Margaret Mead's giddy portrait of guilt-free promiscuity in the 1920s?
America’s most famous magazine uses its pulpit to bully
Melania Trump deserves more respect from Manhattan literati
Is the Hebrew Bible elastic enough to make God transgender?
A rabbi says yes, but that is not what the texts of Scripture show
The incalculable cost of assisted suicide laws
The process comes with a price-tag, but the social costs cannot be estimated.