Reading Time: 9 minutes In honor of Martin Luther King Day, WhoWhatWhy presents — through a fascinating collection of pictures — a brief history of American racism, a look at the kind of hatred, atrocities, and soul-searing humiliation that spurred King into action.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 2017 is a potentially explosive year for America and the world. WhoWhatWhy is preparing to play a constructive role. Learn more, here.
Reading Time: 9 minutes WhoWhatWhy produced some pretty remarkable stuff this year. Here’s a sampling. You might have missed some — but now you can catch up.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Where else but WWW do you hear about the Deep State? It’s a notion known all over the world, but unfamiliar to most Americans. And where will you hear about how the Deep State operates in the Trump era? Only at WhoWhatWhy. Click to learn more.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Speaking of the election season, a time when lying seems to be at its most intense…. Here is a charming selection of some of our favorite quotes about lies, liars, and lying, quotes by the witty, the wacky, and the worldly. And that’s the truth.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Droll, cynical, deliciously nasty comments on the forces that make the world go around, by wickedly witty thinkers from the past and the present. (Posted originally in 2014, and much enlarged.)
Reading Time: 3 minutes Barack Obama, the socialist Muslim born in Kenya, only had one job: To destroy the United States from within. He has failed miserably.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Providing health care to the first responders who risked their lives on 9/11 should have been easy. But then Washington politics came into play.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A review of a book on W.E.B. DuBois, and how the white intellectual establishment kept this brilliant black scholar “in his place.”
Reading Time: 3 minutes Fifty years ago today, a shooter operating from a Texas university tower killed 16 in the largest massacre of its kind at the time. Today, Texas begins permitting concealed weapons on many campuses. Here’s a review of a related documentary.
Reading Time: 4 minutes All across America, Muslims have not only condemned what Omar Mateen did — they have openly expressed support for the gay community.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Insightful, funny, and surprising quotations on the subject of skepticism, by some of the wittiest people who ever lived. We ran this collection before — and we will probably run it again. We don’t think you can ever get enough of this kind of thing. (Ran originally on February 13, 2014.)
Reading Time: 4 minutes Funny and frightfully true observations on elections, politicians, and voters, by such characters as George Carlin, Jon Stewart, Woody Allen, P.J. O’Rourke, and even Joseph Stalin. (A slightly shorter version was published by WhoWhatWhy last August.)
Reading Time: 2 minutes A documentary on how rising real estate prices destroyed a tiny rock club that was more like a nightly happening, the kind of authentic creative endeavor that draws us to places such as New York.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A quiet movement aims to turn public universities into career mills, while transforming students into customers and professors into service deliverers.
Reading Time: 4 minutes For Memorial Day, we present paintings and other works of art from the last two centuries that express the horrors of war. (First published May 26, 2014)
Reading Time: 1 minute In honor of JFK’s 99th birthday and Donald Trump clinching the Republican nomination, we envisioned what a debate between the two might look like.
Reading Time: 3 minutes When former pro footballer Steve Gleason learned he had a particularly horrible illness, he also found he was going to have a son. His story, in this documentary.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This year marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas Tower shootings. A creative new documentary brings the larger story to life.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Ed Curtin honors the extraordinary life of his friend, anti-war activist Daniel Berrigan, a deeply courageous man who was also magical, and full of surprises.