Are Academics Afraid to Study Scientology?

For a religion that some experts estimate includes only 30,000 members worldwide, Scientology attracts a lot of attention. But not so much from scholars.

Making College Work for Student-Athletes

What factors might help student-athletes at Division I schools get the most from their years at school?
Fear of Ebola

Psy-Q: The Psychology Behind Our Fear of Ebola

Welcome to the first of a new weekly column, Psy-Q, which delves into the JSTOR archives to give ...

Playboy‘s Complicated Relationship with Feminism

Playboy has begun producing some surprisingly feminist content in recent months.

Animal History: An Emerging Scholarly Trend

A survey of emerging fields in animal history and animal studies.
Judit Polgar Beast Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmastery: Nature, Gender, and the Genius of Judit Polgár

László Polgár raised all three of his daughters to become chess prodigies.

YIVO Vilna Project Will Digitize Jewish History

It's an exciting time for Yiddish scholarship. The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has announced the start of its YIVO Vilna Project, a $5.25 million, 15-year endeavor to unite, at last, a collection of treasured documents that has been separated by an ocean for half a century .
Neighborhood Gardens

Neighborhood Gardens: A Housing Project Born of Unbridled Optimism

Long before Ferguson brought it into the news, St. Louis became famous for its monumentally disastrous Pruitt-Igoe Housing ...