american-culture

COMMENTARY

Goodbye to the high church of social media. It’s been fun, but not really | Alanah Davis

BY: - October 11, 2021

I like this new reality and the control over how I feel. I’m not absorbing unnecessary toxicity or ridicule. And I think everyone deserves that freedom.

COMMENTARY

Amid our fellow citizens’ foolish choices, how do we maintain our empathy? | Opinion

BY: - October 7, 2021

That these divisions have so deeply infiltrated every aspect of our lives, including our ability to grieve, to offer compassion or empathy, leaves me more unsettled than almost anything else over the past 18 months.

COMMENTARY

Americans are deserting the pews. How one simple step could reverse it | John A. Tures

BY: - July 29, 2021

Isn’t it true that you miss 100 percent of the fish you don’t cast your line out for?

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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.