Arts and Culture

Horror

Can playing out negative scenarios lead to a more positive life?More

Snake head with red eye

David Pizzaro explains how disgust shapes our moral reasoning.More

Eggs and bacon shaped like a skull and crossbones

Journalist Christa Weil has a taste for food that's on the challenging side.More

Taco with chapulines (grasshoppers) and beans

What's the new trend in sustainable, eco-friendly food? Bugs!More

If you've ever been bullied, you've probably had revenge fantasies. But you probably haven't taken it to the extreme that Allen Kurzweil...More

Has bullying changed from physical to psychological terror?More

Dog and cat facing each other

Chances are if you were picked on as a child, you probably haven't patched things up with your bully and become friends. But fourth-...More

A field full of small American flags

Is bullying a public issue baked into America's DNA?More

Piano with sheet music

Julian Barnes discusses composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his bully - Joseph Stalin.More

Time

James Gleick, a science writer with a special interest in the cultural impact of technology, recently sat down with Steve Paulson to talk about the cultural history of time travel and its enduring appeal.More

Groundhog

Groundhog Day co-writer Danny Rubin talks about writing the story and the film's enduring impact.More

What Hath God Wrought cover

When and how did American get so polarized? For answers, Jonathan Chait recommends reading "What Hath God Wrought,"  a history of American politics from 1815-1848 by the Pulitzer prize-winning historian Daniel Walker Howe.More

Around 2 million years ago, it’s believed our hominin ancestors settled down and adopted a more communal style of living centered around...More

Esperanza Spalding / Shorefire Media

The jazz bassist and singer talks about the inspiration behind her latest album, 'Emily’s D+Evolution.'More

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Critic Ted Gioia says a new generation of young musicians have discovered an antidote to stale, formulaic pop music in the energy and ecstasy of jazz.More

Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang has long known that art can be a catalyst for social change. For Chang, a journalist and culture critic who’s written extensively about the political influence of hip-hop, artists play a pivotal role in helping society imagine new realities.More

Stills from “The Lottery,” courtesy of Hill & Wang.

Miles Hyman is Shirley Jackson's grandson. He's an artist who specializes in graphic novels and adaptations of classic literature. His latest book has a lot of personal meaning for him.

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Mariela Shaker

Three years ago, violinist Mariela Shaker escaped the Syrian Civil War and relocated to the US, moving from Aleppo, a city of 2 million, to a small Illinois town of less than 10,000.More

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