Oceans and water
Defend the deep
Instead of letting waves of exploitation sweep through the deep ocean, we could choose to protect this vast living realm
Film and visual culture
You might think that horror movies are a delicious, trashy pleasure. But watching them has surprisingly wholesome effects
Why simplicity works
Does the existence of a multiverse hold the key for why nature’s laws seem so simple?
Mood and emotion
Feeling, in situ
What if emotions are not universal and hardwired but exquisite acts of meaning-making specific to context and culture?
Thinkers and theories
When hope is a hindrance
For Hannah Arendt, hope is a dangerous barrier to courageous action. In dark times, the miracle that saves the world is to act
Samantha Rose Hill
Slavery en famille
The story of Marie Aymard and five generations of her family tells an intimate history of slavery in a small French town
Psychiatry and psychotherapy
It is a powerful, liberating therapy that lets you (literally) shift perspective on who you are, and who you could become
Scott Kellogg & Amanda Garcia Torres
Human rights and justice
Patients and psychiatrists at Saint-Alban in France fought against fascism side by side. What can we learn from them?
What is ‘the West’?
While the West belonged to a European geography, its name meant something. Now it is a vague invocation, laden with fear
Sex on the curriculum
Sex education is a battlefield over morals and young bodies, and has exposed fractures in American life for over a century
What animals think of death
Having a concept of death, far from being a uniquely human feat, is a fairly common trait in the animal kingdom
Maestro of more than music
Look beneath the surface of Bach’s music and you will find a fascinating hidden world of numerology and cunning craft