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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:42:00 -0400Novelist Mat Johnson's mother spent decades trying to escape her MS diagnosis. Johnson looks back on her journey — and what it meant when the disease finally caught up with her.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:20:00 -0400A subway ride hammers home the reality that many Muslims face: While they fear being hurt by terrorists and vigilantes, others see them as a threat.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:18:00 -0400A songbird, trapped in an airport, gets cute and playful; cue the inevitable video shares. But what are we missing, asks anthropologist Barbara J. King?
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:23:00 -0400Donald Trump isn't the first politician to use coarse language, but linguist Geoff Nunberg says the 2005 Access Hollywood tape of him discussing women's genitalia wasn't like other live-mic incidents.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:32:00 -0400Gene Demby thought a visit to Ghana for a wedding would be fun and uncomplicated, but it sent him down a road of introspection about black fatherhood and its connection to America's original sin.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:09:00 -0400Do cities destroy nature or are they part of nature? Astrophysicist Adam Frank looks at a new book attempting to answer that question — which he says could be a key to our collective future.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:58:00 -0400With the presidential election days away — and media attention at full force — blogger Tania Lombrozo draws your attention to some unrelated facts regarding seahorses, kangaroos and cinnamon.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:26:00 -0400Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. Today the Sugars consider relationships with a significant age difference.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:24 -0400One way or another, someone's going to lose on election night. And there's a graceful way to concede defeat, as Adlai Stevenson showed in 1952, and Al Gore did in the disputed 2000 election.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:00 -0400Luket Ministries filmed a video in which seven white women depict the Ugandan way of life. Then came the uproar — and the apology. Two Ugandan writers weigh in.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400In the past week, we've looked at a few studies showing ways apes are like us. Today, we consider a way in which monkeys, specifically capuchins, are different, says blogger Alva Noë.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:07:00 -0400Anthropologists have nailed down evidence that termite-fishing chimpanzees teach their kids — meeting the scientific criteria — and that's big news, says commentator Barbara J. King.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:27:00 -0400Ethical dilemmas make reporting on hacked information awkward.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:28:00 -0400In the early 20th century, we weren't able to visualize reactions of tiny matter. We didn't doubt they were there, but we weren't sure of the details. Now we are, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.