Academia

entertainment

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.
Katya Lopatko
5.8.18
Memes

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.
Justin Caffier
5.22.17
education

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.
Tom Whyman
3.3.17
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.
Matt Cole
9.29.16
Drugs

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.
Tom Usher
1.21.16
Music

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.
Mike Doherty
10.23.15
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.
Nikhil Goyal
9.30.15
Stuff

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.
Luke Winkie
9.28.15
Fashion

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.
Andrew Nunes
9.19.15
Growing Up

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."
Arielle Pardes
5.15.15
News

The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater Is Training Canadian Soldiers

The mercenary company with a track record of war crimes is instructing Canadian commandos.
Ben Makuch
4.10.15
News

Is the Blackwater Verdict the Beginning of the End for Private Military Contractors?

Mercenaries are finally paying a price for killing innocent Iraqi civilians.
Matt Taylor
10.26.14
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