Politics and History

Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment....More

Bastøy Prison from the air

For two years, criminal justice advocate Baz Dreisinger traveled the world, touring prisons in nine different countries. She points to Norway as a model of humane reform.More

Attica Prison entrance

The Attica Prison riot is remembered as one of the bloodiest and savage of its kind, but historian Heather Ann Thompson is challenging that familiar narrative.More

Bob Hansmen

One professor crosses St. Louis’ racial divide.More

Kameel Stanley and Tim Lloyd of "We Live Here"

Two St. Louis podcasters take the conversation about race to a national level. More

Bobby Norfolk

A master storyteller brings the Negro League’s iconic players to life.More

Spoken word with Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Hip hop artist and poet Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre has his own set of responses to being told to man up. Ten to be exact.   More

A boy in crisis.

The father of the men’s rights movement is Warren Farrell, author of the core text of the movement, “The Myth of Male Power.” Steve Paulson sat down with Farrell for a candid talk about men’s rights and masculinity in America.More

Screen shot from the "American Male": http://michaelrohrbaugh.com/portfolio/main/american-male-2/

Michael Rohrbaugh's short film “American Male” portrays the pitfalls of hyper-masculinity with a punch.More

lightning

Ancient humans lived as hunter-gatherers, with animistic religions. So why did people start to believe in Big Gods? University of British Columbia psychologist Ara Norenzayan has a theory. More

Boys at school

When Ashanti Branch first started teaching, he noticed that a lot of boys at his school were kind of checked out, absent and not on track to graduate. He decided to push them to take off the "male mask."More

Daniel Schorr

Daniel Schorr, a legend and former senior news analyst for NPR who passed away in 2010, reminds us of the role journalists play in holding their feet to the fire of facts.More

Woman at dusk

Journalist Ariel Levy recounts how quickly everything—your career, marriage, family plans—can come unraveled.More

Bible

Could a 1500-year-old Christian doctrine really have that much effect on lives and politics today?More

Reflection on beach

In a new book called "Born Bad," historian James Boyce argues that the concept of original sin is the foundation of Western thought. More

Original blessing

For theologist Danielle Shroyer, what happened in the Garden of Eden is a story of original blessing. More

Lone tree

Laird Hunt has written what is really three stories wrapped around each other: A famous lynching in Marion, the story of a song about it, “Strange Fruit,” and a new novel, which begins on that terrible day. More

digital and analog, together

Many of us are living two lives – old-school analog and cutting-edge digital. Author David Sax says that’s okay. More

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