Culture isn’t just what’s left; it’s what you start with. Our coverage focuses on trying to find the bigger “why” behind the day-to-day news.

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Our world and our politics aren't getting worse. But our incentives for complaining about it are, as two academics explore in a new study.
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Terrorism and the media

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painting by Winslow Homer

Reflecting on who we were and where we've been is more than just woolgathering -- it turns out to be an indicator of personal resilience.
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Political heroes

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