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Shakespeare: Research Blows Away Stereotypes and Reveals Teenagers Actually Love the Bard
When you think of inner-city teenagers, what springs to mind? For many, it’s hoodies, video games—and probably hating Shakespeare. But my research proves that this stereotype is far from the ...
May 17, 2019
Finding the True Self, Part 5: Navigating Beyond Fear
In modern psychology, we have books like “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway,” which are international best-sellers ...
May 16, 2019
Book Review: ‘The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions’
According to Emily Freeman, author of “The Next Right Thing,” it is estimated that adults make over 35,000 ...
May 15, 2019
Finding the True Self, Part 4: Navigating Through the Hunger for the Ever-New
Imagine a world of perpetual feasting and drinking, where one was above the ordinary and everyday cares of ...
May 10, 2019
The Rewards of Reading ‘The Story of Civilization’
Eleven volumes in all. Total length: approximately 22 inches. Width per volume: 6 3/4 inches. Height per volume: ...
May 8, 2019
How Totalitarians Force Confessions From Innocent People
I recently re-read George Orwell’s anti-Soviet fable "Animal Farm" for the first time since high school, and I found ...
May 6, 2019
Finding the True Self, Part 3: Navigating Beyond a Need for Power
In Part 2 of this series of articles, we saw Odysseus barely managing to escape from the land ...
April 29, 2019
What Makes Great Children’s Literature Great?
When it comes to reading great children’s literature, I’m making up for lost time. I was not a ...
April 22, 2019
Marlon Bundo’s Hop Around Washington
Marlon is an inquisitive bunny, and his curiosity is piqued as he hears visiting school students recite the ...
April 16, 2019
Finding the True Self, Part 2: Navigating Past Inertia
In Part 1 of this series of articles, we introduced the nine types of personality that constitute the ...
April 15, 2019
The Root of Our Troubles
Like you, I’m horrified by the exponential growth in social chaos and totalitarian impulses ravaging our country. It ...
April 8, 2019
Great Books I Wouldn’t Want to Be In (And Some I Would!)
If there’s something book lovers like almost as much as reading books, it’s talking about books. About the plot ...
March 31, 2019
Finding the True Self: Odysseus’s Journey, Part 1
The “Odyssey” is the most famous homecoming story in Western literature and mythology. It is justly famous because ...
March 26, 2019
The Creative Brilliance of J.R.R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's fantastical world of Middle-earth may be make-believe, but for Tolkien it had a real ...
March 18, 2019
‘The Water Margin,’ China’s Outlaw Novel
"The Water Margin," also known in English as "Outlaws of the Marsh" or "All Men Are Brothers," is ...
March 10, 2019
Jane Austen Forever!
I’d been reading Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” to my 10-year-old daughter. I admit I was immediately motivated by my ...
March 10, 2019
Only the Heart Sees Rightly
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes this is true. A picture comes in handy ...
March 7, 2019
Book Review: ‘The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors’
Readers will enjoy the new Charles Krauthammer book, “The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves ...
March 3, 2019
‘Building Wall’: A Response to American Poet Robert Frost’s ‘Mending Wall’
As the border wall with Mexico that President Trump is building gains greater and greater attention, so too ...
February 27, 2019
Lydia Chukovskaya, Editor, Writer, Heroic Friend
The Russian poet Anna Akhmatova is too tragic and striking a figure ever to be forgotten. A famous portrait depicts ...
February 21, 2019
How PC Moralism Cuts Us Off From Our Cultural Heritage
Anyone who has read classic literature knows that there are things in old books that offend our sensibilities. ...
February 19, 2019
Book Review: ‘Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service’
Albert Einstein’s quote, “The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the ...
February 3, 2019
Peter Rabbit: Why It Is Still One of the Greats of Children’s Literature
Since the days of Aesop, animals have been used as vehicles by which humankind has addressed its moral, ...
January 30, 2019
Apollo and the Making of Poetry
It was Lord Chesterfield, not a particularly profound thinker, who in 18th-century England correctly observed that "I am ...
January 29, 2019
‘The Tale of Genji,’ a 1,000-Year-Old Japanese Masterpiece
Celebrating its millennial anniversary in 2008, “The Tale of Genji” (“Genji Monogatari”) is a masterpiece of Japanese literature. Completed ...
January 24, 2019
The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children
Writer Andrew Davies, who has won general acclaim for his television adaptations of historical novels, including most famously ...
January 22, 2019
How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past
“The Lord of the Rings.” “Star Wars.” “Harry Potter.” These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all ...
January 21, 2019
Trump Warns Beijing That Violent Crackdown in Hong Kong Would Harm Trade Talks
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More Than 1.7 Million Hongkongers Defy Heavy Rain to Protest Police Violence
Flynn’s Former Partner Wants New Trial, Claims Prejudice in Turkey Lobbying Case
9th Circuit Denies National Injunction of Order Blocking Trump Asylum Rule
Tlaib Suggests Boycotting Bill Maher’s Show After He Criticized Anti-Israel Movement
Epstein’s Lawyers ‘Not Satisfied’ With Medical Examiner’s Results
Omar, Tlaib Share Drawing by Cartoonist Accused of Trivializing the Holocaust