american-culture

COMMENTARY

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday | Analysis

BY: - April 4, 2021

Since the days following the winter solstice gradually become longer and less dark, it was ideal symbolism for the birth of “the light of the world” as stated in the New Testament’s Gospel of John.

In Philly, a second John Coltrane mural falls to new development; but developer offers to recreate it

BY: - July 21, 2020

“That’s our mural, so put it where we can see,” Green said. “Don’t put it in West Philly when you know it was down here in North Philly.”

COMMENTARY

How our partisan divide creates different Americas. And how to fix it | Opinion

BY: - September 23, 2019

With political disputes magnified and amplified by disparate, even opposing, ways of life, it’s harder to see political rivals as fellow citizens.

COMMENTARY

Why a lack of humility might be what’s really ailing our politics | Opinion

BY: - May 24, 2019

While there has probably never been an excess of intellectual humility in Washington, D.C., it’s rarely been as nakedly apparent as it is today.