If the central political questions of our time are inescapably personal, how can we dismiss arguments for being “too emotional”?
2014 felt like a long, cruel object lesson in disappointment. Should we really have expected better?
Over 900 members of Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple died on November 1978. Here, in their own words, are some of the people who made it out alive.
YouTube’s (mostly) teenage vloggers created a monumental mainstream youth culture free of adult supervision. Now they’re doing the unthinkable: growing up.
Whether at a friend’s birthday party or stark naked in the Nicaraguan jungle, our first conversations with strangers require a complex dance of tentative reveals and elisions.
Given the environmental compromises required for Canada’s evolution into an energy giant, it’s no great surprise that the government may want to downplay our bucolic past on our legal tender.
By attempting to discredit his victims, Ghomeshi lost his own credibility. This time, the public listened to the survivors; will they continue to?
MetaFilter began in 1999 as a sort of humane proto-Reddit. Why did a site for sharing “best of the web” links become a place where strangers help each other in real life in extraordinary ways?
Humans will debate just about anything; whether their positions stand up to any sort of external scrutiny is often of secondary concern. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this diagram.
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