The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek is famous for his provocative takes, but how should we understand his basic ideas?
An interview with author Jordy Rosenberg about his new novel, Confessions of the Fox.
An interview with Arif Anwar, whose debut novel covers sixty years of Bengali history in five love stories.
Dean on the obstacles women face in being taken seriously as intellectuals, feminist infighting, and the importance of being an outsider.
Reich talks justice for Wall Street malfeasance, the importance of faith-based communities, the threat of demagoguery, and finding hope in today's youth.
Pinker on the dark side of political correctness, the differences between men and women, the media's violence bias, and his differences with Bill Gates on artificial intelligence.
Paul Lussier on how to energize people, work with business, and develop solution-focused rhetoric and strategy before it’s too late.
Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" is a cultural touchstone. But what about the women behind the "Women," Alcott's real-life sisters on whom she based her characters? An interview with novelist Elise Hooper considers the life of "The Other Alcott."
West speaks on Obama’s legacy, the failures of American empire, and the role of race in Trump’s election.
An interview with scholar and folklorist Gabrielle Berlinger, a professor of American Studies at the University of North Caroline Chapel Hill.