Culture

One of the reasons there aren’t more women in leadership positions? Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says that it’s our inability to differentiate between confidence and competence. Read more....

What would your personal utopia look like? Well, it probably wouldn’t involve furniture making and no sex. Chris Jennings talks 19th century American utopias. Read more....

Judy Cockerton saw a problem and decided to do something about it. At 48, she shut down her toy store and created a village of sixty homes. The catch? They were reserved for seniors and families with foster kids. We visited Cockerton's village to learn how she built it. Read more....

Even without cars and computers, the Amish have managed to start and grow successful businesses. Professor Donald Kraybill tells us how they’ve developed a surprising culture of innovation without the help of the latest tech. Read more....

Empathy is an inherently good human quality. So, why is Yale psychologist Paul Bloom against it? We talk with him about why feeling others’ pain makes for bad public policy. Read more....

 

Back in the mid-20th century, wealthy people fled big cities in droves for a quiet life in the suburbs. Now they’re coming back. Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City, tells us why, and how it’s going to change. Read more...

barbra

Modern Hollywood might have some problems, but it’s a lot better than it was sixty years ago. Neal Gabler explains how Barbra Streisand changed the town, and with it, American culture. Read more....

bible

A fiery, belligerent outsider shakes up the political system. Sound familiar? Chris Kutarna tells us what the Renaissance can teach us about our world. Read more....

The Mona Lisa, the David, and … the internet? Writer Virginia Heffernan explains why we can view the internet as a work of art. Read more....

A look at early dating

Is  dating dead? Moira Weigel explains how courtship has changed over the years and where it is today. Read more....

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