What's on This Week

07.05.2015
As terrible as it sounds, most of us will go through something traumatic at some point in our lives. The experience can be deeply isolating and crushing, but it doesn't have to be...
07.05.2015
It's hard to wrap your head around the future of the human brain.  Augmented intelligence, memory playback, downloadable skills - it's all coming.  We explore the future of the...

On Our Minds

Danielle Allen is a political philosopher who’s taught the Declaration of Independence at some of our nation’s most elite universities, including Harvard and Princeton. In...
By Steve Paulson The Dalai Lama turns 80 today. He’s a unique global leader - not only the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, but also the de facto ambassador for...
The Hidden History of Esalen By Steve Paulson   One day in 1950, Michael Murphy accidentally walked into a class on comparative religion at Stanford. In that class, taught...
This weekend, HBO’s gritty and poetic True Detective embarked on its second season. The show is driven by Nic Pizzolatto, the writer, creator, and executive producer, whose...
Lars Svensen is a professor of philosophy at the University of Bergen, and his dangerous idea is that “work” isn’t what is wearing us out these days, but our leisure time. We...

Their Lovely Bones [Slideshow]

Paul Koudounaris has spent the past decade traveling around the world, climbing into church crypts and bone chambers and taking photos at over 250 burial sites in 30 countries. He's discovered chapels decorared with skeletons, underground caves filled with skulls, and bones adorned with jewels and elaborate costumes. Here are some of the photos of his amazing, macabre, and beautiful discoveries.