Scholars Say if You Hate the Kardashians, You Probably Hate Yourself
The field of Kardashian research is growing. Here's what it can tell us about society.
Meme Historians Are an Inevitability
Memes now have as much power, influence and reach as the propaganda posters of yesteryear. Of course they're going to be academically studied.
Why Universities Really Should Be Dominated By Left-Wingers
A new report claims right-wing academics are the minority, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Is University Still Worth It?
How to Study for Knowledge When the World Wants You to Study for Money
Some tips from an academic on how to pursue knowledge when your university wants you to chase a job.
We Asked a Doctor Why People Love Listening to Depressing Music on Comedowns
We spoke to an Oxford academic about why you can't stop playing Aphex Twin records the morning after.
Bad Religion’s Frontman Has a New Theory About Evolution and Coexistence
SoCal punk legend Greg Graffin has a new theory on what drives natural progression.
The Road to Nowhere Issue
After a String of Suicides, Students in Palo Alto Are Demanding a Part in Reforming Their School's Culture
Students at several high-level California high schools believe that as much as the achievement culture needs to be reconsidered, it's the support the academic community provides that needs improvement.
The Last Gasps of Texas German
Nearly 15 years ago at a diner in Texas, linguistics professor Hans Boas recognised a dialect of German he'd never heard before. It was Texas German. In a few decades, it will be extinct.
Vestoj Proves Fashion and Academia Don't Clash
We talked to Editor-in-Chief, Anja Aronowsky Cronberg, about fashion's most critical journal's unique approach, the state of the industry, and the future of the publication.
A Philosopher Explains Why Growing Up Is So Hard
For Susan Neiman, growing up is "about thinking for ourselves, and this is something that we're actually too lazy and too scared to do as often as we should."
The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater Is Training Canadian Soldiers
The mercenary company with a track record of war crimes is instructing Canadian commandos.
Is the Blackwater Verdict the Beginning of the End for Private Military Contractors?
Mercenaries are finally paying a price for killing innocent Iraqi civilians.