Articles about Culture
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The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism
I’ve been talking with a lot of my friends recently — in private where they felt comfortable letting their guard down — about the dirty little secret no one is supposed to talk...
Mutiny of the Soul, Revisited
Over the years, I’ve probably received more mail about Mutiny of the Soul than any other essay I’ve written. The idea of the article has been hugely validating for many...
Why Don't We Feel as Burned by the Panama Papers as We Do by Donald Trump?
Outrage abounds these days, but the biggest story of all is hardly getting any attention
Healthy Love Vs. Toxic Love: 14 Core Differences
Love: Development of self first priority. Toxic love: Obsession with relationship.   Love: Room to grow, expand; desire for others to grow. Toxic love: Security, comfort in...
Joseph Medicine Crow, Last Crow War Chief and Living Link to Battle of Little Bighorn, Dies at 102
Devoted Indigenous rights advocate and chronicler of Plains Indian history died this weekend in hospice in Billings, Montana
How a 'New World' Would Look to One of the Most Famous Pagans Alive
A new book by Starhawk explores the task of healing society.
Microsoft's New Twitter Bot Becomes Nazi Sympathizing Maniac Within 24 Hours
Anytime there’s a new development in robotics or artificial intelligence, popular culture almost instantly regurgitates the Skynet Terminator narrative. To wit...
This Anti-Racist Facebook Post Wins The Internet
Blogger Emlyn Pearce responds to those who feel all Muslims are responsible for the actions of a few, with an amazing Facebook post that's going viral.
We Know Nature Makes Us Happier. Now Science Says It Makes Us Kinder Too
New studies show being in nature may increase your willingness to be generous, trusting, and helpful toward others.
22 Startling Images Depict Life for Disney Characters in the Modern World
‘Unhappily Ever After’ uses beloved Disney characters to expose the unfortunate effect pollution, war, and modern society has on the world.
The Hollywood Ethnicity Problem
A Conflict Unfolding Online and Nowhere Else
Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being a Nigger?
A commentary on being Black in post-Obama America
Traditional Gender Norms Are Imprisoning All of Us - It's Time to Break Free!
The world needs all of us to become healers. It needs us to nurture the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine that lies dormant to various degrees within each and every one...
The 10 Revolutionary Keys to Saving Humanity and Healing the Planet
The Awakening of Humanity Occasionally in the course of human events, a new worldview emerges that transforms society. It happened when Jesus’ disciples were inspired by his...
Kind is the New Cool
When I was in high school, I remember social banter consisting of a lot of subtle put-downs and one-upsmanship. The popular kids were generally not very nice, certainly not to...
Indigenous Board Game Brings Collaboration, Stewardship, Generosity, and Gratitude to the Table
If you look on a board game shelf, how many games will you see with actions based on collaboration, stewardship, generosity, and gratitude? Most likely, you’ll find mechanics...
How Male Circumcision Harms Women
Learn about the hidden negative psychological and sexual effects of circumcision and how these effects harm women in relationships with men. This article is based on research...
Depression Is a Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure
Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from...
We Are All Human: 10 Labels We Need to Stop Using to Describe People
Humans have an innate desire to place labels on everything. Labels give people a sense of order, and a way of distinguishing things. Yet, people aren’t things; they are human...
What It Means To Communicate
Recently, we were doing some work with a couple who were struggling in their relationship. They had been together for twelve years and had two children. It seemed that they...
The Opposite of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture
The opposite of masculine rape culture is masculine nurturance culture: men* increasing their capacity to nurture, and becoming whole. The Ghomeshi trial is back in the news...
Fantasies, Sex & Betrayal: Exploring Love's Shadow
We get an energy high in our initial time with someone but the going can get rough when we settle into life together. Most of us are deeply wounded with shame, insecurities and...
Why Patriarchy Persists (And How We Can Change It)
“Patriarchy has no gender.” ― bell hooks in Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom bell hooks’ quote is a clear reminder that patriarchy does not just describe male...
The Trouble With Equality: Feminism and the Forgotten Places of Power
"...Patriarchy is not the rule of men over women, it's the rule of the binary - the insistence that there really are sides, and that each is a pre-existing category unto...
Why I Teach White History Month in February
I have abandoned Black History Month and have been celebrating White History Month every February since 2013.
Be a Weirdo - Don’t Hide Your Passions
Weirdness is good. It sets us apart and allows us to be wholly different from the rest of the world, while still being innately the same. Humans tend to forget that what...
The Super Bowl Promotes War
Super Bowl 50 is the first National Football League championship to happen since it was reported that much of the pro-military hoopla at football games, the honoring of troops...
Recovering From Betrayal: 7 Steps That Will Change Your Life
I understand it hurts, and it hurts really badly. No one deserves to be treated the way you were. No one deserves to feel emotional pain tearing through their body or bringing...
A Force in Our Culture Is Driving the World Towards Homogenization on Every Level. We Must Resist.
A long, long time ago, an idea was born. It was the concept of Right and Wrong. Right and Wrong have been with us for so long it's hard to imagine life without this conceptual...
My (Apparently) Obligatory Response To 'Formation': In List Form
1. I have actively avoided saying anything about Beyoncé's new song and video. I don't think they are interesting, important or deserving of my commentary. That as a Black...
After Living in Norway, America Feels Backward. Here's Why.
A crash course in social democracy.
The Gift of Presence
“Wherever you are, be all there.” — Jim Elliot
The Numbing of the American Mind: Culture as Anesthetic
9/11. It was to have been the end of irony, remember? Superficial celebrity culture was over; a new age of seriousness was upon us. Of course, the way media celebrities focused...
5 Ways to Change the World From the Comfort of Your Own Self
Immersed in middle class American life, I am the mother of a teenage son and daughter, and I live in a medium sized town outside of Philadelphia. If that conjures images of...
The Repressed Man: What He Really Needs From His Partner
We hear a lot of talk about the oppression of women, but do we really hear any talk about the oppression of men? Quite frankly, I never have. At least not in the way I'm about...
"Meritocracy" as Propaganda Lie and False Assumption
I witnessed this bumper sticker, decked out in bright red, white, and blue lettering, attached to the post holding my neighbors’ mailbox this week as I walked my dogs during...
"Me" Culture
We are what we buy at the mall, see at the multiplex, and hear on our iPods. Author Thomas De Zengotita discusses our new "Mediated" life.
On Men's Pain and Transformation
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain" – Carl Jung This article is about pain, its healing, and its transformative importance for men, particularly men in...
Why I Work Remotely (Hint: It Has Nothing to Do With Productivity)
These are some of the things I can do because I’m fortunate to work for a company that lets me work from anywhere: Hug my kids and feed them breakfast before they leave...
How We Used to Die; How We Die Now
An emergency physician’s beautifully written and agonizingly empathic account of “how we used to die” starkly contrasted with how most people die now in our death-defying...
The Reductive Seduction of Other People's Problems
“If you’re young, privileged, and interested in creating a life of meaning, of course you’d be attracted to solving problems that seem urgent and readily solvable.”
How Higher Levels of Consciousness May Appear in Our Life
When we are asked what we find the most important thing in our life, the most of us would be able to answer the question. We would, naturally, come up with different answers...
Are You Awake? The Dimensions of Alertness
What does it mean to be Alert? When the notion of Alertness is mentioned at a conversation, people often tend to confuse it with being awake. Alertness is, however, not...
Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed
Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening. A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that...
The Sad Truth About Today's Society Illustrated by Steve Cutts
These are so true.
The Age of the Demagogues
  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest on July 11 in Las Vegas. (John Locher / AP) The increase in nihilistic violence such as school...
Why We Should Use 'Daesh' - Not 'Islamic State' or 'ISIS'
In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, the world has woken up to the threat that the ‘self-proclaimed Islamic State’ poses to the Western world. Among other things, it...
Cupcake Fascism: Gentrification, Infantilisation and Cake
Cupcake fas­cism as­serts it­self vi­ol­ently through some­thing the in­fant­il­ized sub­ject holds deeply as an ideal. This ideal is niceness.
The Oneness Is the Greatest - #SanctumBristol
A reflection on religion, spirituality, connection and destruction.
Decoding Daesh: Why Is the New Name for ISIS so Hard to Understand?
Arabic translator Alice Guthrie investigates 'Daesh', the new name for ISIS recently adopted by several world leaders because it delegitimises the group's activities. But how...