Thousands of demonstrators gather in Washington, D.C., to support women’s rights on Oct. 8, 2022. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

Voters are angry. That’s good for turnout — but bad for democracy | Opinion

BY: - October 30, 2022

Politicians on both the left and the right are eager to capitalize on this anger, leaving voters in a sour mood.


Yellowstone might be the perfect political soap opera for our divided era | Opinion

BY: - November 17, 2021

The Paramount Network show is a reflection and repudiation of Donald Trump's America

Philly and beyond celebrates the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

BY: - May 22, 2021

According to one expert, Gaye’s message of social justice may be even more significant today.


From ‘Folklore’ to the Bronze Age collapse: 3 things that kept me sane in 2020 | John L. Micek

BY: - December 21, 2020

Here's a quick list of the books, music, and bits of culture that provided some peace and tranquility amidst the frantic hours of work, moments of mourning, and surprising intervals of joy and extreme gratitude that made up my 2020.


The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ at 50: A look at a ground-breaking album | Appreciation

BY: - December 29, 2019

“Abbey Road,” perhaps more than any other Beatles album, shows how a song can be poetically written and an instrument deftly played.