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How Kirk Franklin Is Reviving Hip-Hop

“I’m trying to keep my faiiith,” sang out the soulful, whisper-like vocals of The-Dream. The…

2017 New Music Guide

Last year was all about long-held conventions crumbling—and the music industry was no different. From…

Martin Scorsese

“Maybe I’m naive,” he says. “All I know is I reacted that they were still…

Emotional Intelligence

If you’ve walked through the business and self-help sections of a bookstore lately, you’ve probably…

Empire State of Change

New York City churches tread the line between community center and place of worship; they…

Who Cares

You’re tired. Absolutely and utterly exhausted. Slavery. Genocide. Racism. Climate change. Refugees. Poverty. Women’s rights.…

What Would Jesus Shoot?

I grew up shooting guns. We went squirrel hunting, dove hunting, deer hunting, fishing and…

Sho Baraka Has It All Figured Out

Sho Baraka is one of the most interesting people out there. He’s an Atlanta-based rapper…

2016: A Hot Topic

This fall, a Ph.D. student at UC Irvine tweeted a graph of data collected by…

Education for the Common Good

There’s a lie floating around. You’ve probably heard it. It’s that furthering your education is…

5 Apps Every Student Needs

Evernote Evernote is a multi-device app that lets you organize and share your research and…

What to Know About Loans and Student Debt

With a weak economy and ballooning education costs, going to college requires more students to…

To Actually Get a Job, Sweat the ‘Small Stuff’

Getting a job is important, and the first thing a lot of people think about…

Degrees of Difference

Most students going into grad school assume their experience will be more or less like…

This Can Be the Year You Finally Take the Leap

A new year is a great time for taking a look at how you’re doing.…

2017: The Year in Preview

If you keep an eye on cultural trends, it becomes pretty easy to predict what’s…

Chris Thile: Meet the New Voice of Prairie Home Companion

He was only 15 when Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers frontman Chris Thile first performed…

What’s So Important About the Dakota Pipeline?

By now, you’re familiar with the controversy between the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and Energy…

Church, M.D.

Yes, going to church can save your life, in a spiritual sense. Christians have known…

Donald Glover Is the New Lando

Donald Glover is on top of his game these days. The Grammy-nominated artist (Childish Gambino),…

More Millennials Line Up With Marx More Than the Bible

Listen up, comrades: Statements by Karl Marx receive more support among Americans aged 18 to…

A Game Changer for Refugee Homes

There are now some 65 million refugees in the world, which means refugee camps often…

7 Leaders to Follow in 2017

From the fight for equal pay to “locker room talk,” there was a deliberate affront…

Have Archeologists Uncovered Jesus’ Burial Slab?

You know the story: Jesus’ body was laid on a stone slab in a borrowed…

70 Percent of Millennials Work to Travel, Not to Buy Stuff

When millennials roll up their sleeves and head into work, they’re likely thinking less about…

Mental Health’s Pop Culture Moment

Pop culture is getting real. In the past couple of months, three big name artists—Kanye…

A Generation Finding Faith on Its Own

In the United States, it’s a founding principle that each person has the freedom to…

Unequal: Can Race and Gender Shrink Your Paycheck?

Women today are more likely than men to complete college and go to graduate school.…

10 Years, Countless Lives

Only a few months ago, a report stated that suicide in the United States is…

This Rich Dude Just Gave Wifi to a Billion People

Only about 20 percent of people in India—the most population-dense country on the planet—have access…

The Cost of All Those Snaps and Double Taps: $192 Billion

This generation lives in a basically social-first world and, sure, that carries some benefits. It’s…

Millennials: America’s Most Conservative Generation?

The generation after “X” is Reaganing. A study published in the Personality and Social Psychology…

George Clooney Uncovered Some Serious Corruption

An organization co-founded by George Clooney, The Sentry, recently released the findings of a two-year…

Religion, Inc.

It’s not uncommon to hear people claim religion is bad for society. Of course, many…

It’s Lupita Nyong’o’s World

You can’t miss Lupita Nyong’o. She took home an Oscar for her role as Patsey…

Pop Culture Is Pushing Back Against Porn

The internet is a modern day Wild West, complete with interest groups and politicians rushing…

The Real Family Guy: Why Gaffigan Just Quit TV

They call it his “dad brand.” True, Jim Gaffigan makes a living cracking jokes about…

Grandpa is Right, the Kids Aren’t Alright

We’ve all heard older-types gripe about kids these days not understanding the world. Well, they’re…

The Case Against #alllivesmatter

As 2016 comes to a close, the two-year cultural debate about #blacklivesmatter and #alllivesmatter is…

Under God? The Raging debate over religious liberty in america

Christians in the U.S. are nervous. And it’s not just the older generations. More than…