Bregman’s Theory: Despite Everything, Humanity Is Actually Decent

Bregman’s Theory: Despite Everything, Humanity Is Actually Decent

Ingeborg van Teeseling

In a staggering new theory, historian Rutger Bregman believes that our species is actually a force for good, not ill.

Dear Grandson: On Veterans Day

Dear Grandson: On Veterans Day

Stan Gerding

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about Veterans Day and what it means to him.

In the 21st Century, Stupid Is the New Evil

In the 21st Century, Stupid Is the New Evil

Mr. Inquisitor

As a species, we humans have made many a terrible/amazing thing. However, we’re fundamentally a stupid bunch, and I feel that’s what our legacy should be.

The Rise of Skywalker Will Close a Half-Century of Storytelling (and We Can’t Wait)

The Rise of Skywalker Will Close a Half-Century of Storytelling (and We Can’t Wait)

Victoria Cotman

This December, the Skywalker saga is set to finish what began in 1977. Half fan-service, half new ground, I can’t wait, frankly.

Manifesting Your Destiny Is a Lie, So Get Back to Work

Manifesting Your Destiny Is a Lie, So Get Back to Work

Claire Harris

Life coaches, spiritual guides, and similar gurus all point to an un-manifested destiny as the source of all your problems. Truthfully, the universe doesn’t care for you.

Animals Do Have Memories, and Can Help Us Crack Alzheimer’s

Animals Do Have Memories, and Can Help Us Crack Alzheimer’s

April Reese

It has long been disputed, but it seems animals do possess the ability to create memories, and that discovery could aid in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Book Review: Juliet Marillier Enters the YA Fantasy Realm With The Harp of Kings

Book Review: Juliet Marillier Enters the YA Fantasy Realm With The Harp of Kings

The Lesser Column

The Harp of Kings is a melding of past and present, introducing reality television tropes to the realm of fantasy. It’s distinctive, but safe enough for the merry throng of YA readers.

Veterans Day: Thank Me for My Service? Let Me Continue to Serve Instead

Veterans Day: Thank Me for My Service? Let Me Continue to Serve Instead

Sean Davis

On this Veterans Day, Sean Davis asks us to think about the work needed here at home, especially in rural America, and offers a solution: investing in our veterans.

Risen Apes: Pot Shots

Risen Apes: Pot Shots

S.M. Park

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Pot Shots,” Park shares what pot growing was like before it was legalized.

The Best Relationship Advice You Will Ever Hear

The Best Relationship Advice You Will Ever Hear

Will McMahon

Hard to give, harder to apply. The concept of meaningful relationship advice is the toughest beast to lasso, but I believe I have it tamed.

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