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Swirls

Psychedelic science is back — and they could help heal people with addictions, PTSD and end-of-life anxiety.More

Making notes

If everyone’s a critic online, does it mean that cultural criticism doesn’t matter anymore?More

Photograph of Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 02/23/1945, National Archives

Armed conflicts. Insurgencies. Civil Wars. Invasions. Syria. Iraq. Afghanistan. Nigeria. Ukraine. South Sudan. Gaza. Yemen. The world is at war. Why?More

Your electronic best friend

Do you love your laptop? Feel affection for your phone? Some of us spend more time with our devices than our families. How deep do those attachments go?More

Seeing the universe

The latest total solar eclipse will cross the US for the first time in a hundred years. But besides chasing eclipses, how else can we see what's out there, beyond our skies?More

Feet out the window

We take road trips and endless highways for granted, but there are other countries where people can pay a heavy price just for getting behind a wheel.More

Twitterstorm of bots

Everyone in your Facebook feed is falling for fake news–sharing it even when there's no way it can be true. But not you, right? You can tell the difference. Or can you?More

Prison bars

Most of us will never know what really happens behind bars. Prisons are generally off limits to the public and press, but several new...More

Alex Honnold

Yosemite is climbing’s mecca. It’s where Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell stunned the world with their dazzling climbs.More

Live in St. Louis

We’ve all had them—the big, significant, transformations that take your life in a new direction. And even though those gateway moments...More

Syna So Pro

Low-fi artist Syna So Pro loops with love.More

art

The virtues of transgressive, subversive, rule-breaking art, both as an aesthetic and as a way of life.  More

Joe at Catfish Bend

Filmmaker Laura Stewart on how being filmed affects documentary subjects, and how that affects the truth you can tell.More

David Byrne

The former Talking Heads frontman is one of those artists who just keeps reinventing himself.More

Woman staring into the distance

When you’re hurt and the only way out of toxic bitterness and resentment is to let go, how do you summon the resolve to reach out to the person who hurt you most?More

Twin Peaks  Agent Cooper

"Twin Peaks" co-creator Mark Frost takes a deep dive into the history of the strange Pacific Northwest town and its surreal residents in “The Secret History of Twin Peaks.”More

Praying in nature

Is there an inherent conflict between science and religion...More

Nope

In this hour, we explore what the superpower of not giving a f--- might allow you to do. More

Fall leaves

Richard Blanco’s poem begins the day after the November election, as he struggles to make sense of a new political mood.More

Stop Light

A near-accident has poet Laura Kasischke marveling at the fearlessness of young adults and also worrying about their future. More

repeat

Whether it’s nail biting or handwashing, most of us have a compulsion we can’t give up. Maybe that’s a good thing?More

fake news

Poet Nick Lantz has a darkly satirical take on American culture....More

Fargo quilt

How he transformed the iconic film into the critically-acclaimed, award-winning TV series.More

Stars

Do scientists see the world in a different way? Not really. Just be curious.More

tech love

In his new poem, Fady Joudah explores questions about exile, suffering and the language of nation states.More

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