Total Eclipse of the Smart? Remember: It’s Science that Allows Us to Ogle

“I’m not a person of faith, but even so, the sun’s reappearance as the moon drew away seemed like the first line of Genesis retold.” In a special section of the New York Times Magazine... Read More

Racism Past and Present Recognizing the Real Robert E. Lee

In the wake of the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend stemming from a white supremacist rally to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in the city, it’s worth taking... Read More

Religious Humor and Its Discontents

In Seinfeld’s 153rd episode, “The Yada Yada,” Jerry’s dentist converts to Judaism and begins to make Jewish-themed wisecracks, so much so, Jerry quips that the dental care professional only converted “for the jokes.” While the... Read More