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soda

How popular conspiracy theories in the black community find their roots in abuses that actually happened.More

Tetris

There are currently 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US. Jose Angel N is one example.More

Sunjeev Sahota

In "The Year of the Runaways", British novelist Sunjeev Sahota tells the story of three recent immigrants to the UK, and with deft...More

Immigrants on Ellis Island

The story of immigration is inseparable from America's history, and usually, it's told as a tale of struggle and ultimate success. It...More

open borders

There's a concept that's gaining ground among some economists and the idea's simple -- let anyone who isn't a criminal live and work in...More

connected world

What would a world without national borders look like?More

Artist and activist Molly Crabapple believes borders are soon becoming a thing of the past.More

This story quite literally hit close to home for me. I grew up just about an hour away from the suburb it takes place in, and until...More

My conversation with Turkish writer Elif Şafak back in April still sticks with me as the year comes to a close. In many parts of the...More

2016 marked the 100th anniversary of America’s beloved National Park system. I could think of no one better to reflect on the importance...More

Brandy Clark

This interview was recorded near the end of the presidential race when everyone and their brother was trying to figure out what was...More

I thought there was good back-and-forth between Chuck and myself in this conversation. I like how the interview went “meta” at the end,...More

Donald Trump

People with a heightened sense of entitlement that they feel gives them a free pass. You and I have a word for these people. Philosopher Aaron James has an entire theory about them.More

empathy

If people were more empathetic, the world would be a better place, don’t you think? Paul Bloom thinks perhaps not.More

"The King Must Die"

Vikram Chandra reviews “The King Must Die” by Mary Renault.More

A Tiny House

You can interpret the line from Paul Sartre’s 1944 play “No Exit” in a lot of different ways. Philosopher Gregory Sadler has a fascinating take.More

Orphans

Leslie Jamison bookmarks "Orphans" by Charles D'Ambrosio.More

Stoner

Author Steve Almond recommends "Stoner" by John Williams.More

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