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.