September 27, 2019

Beneath the metropolis of New York, Rae and her coworkers labor to keep the trains running. Read more

September 25, 2019

As unfair as it is, if we manage to save the world, it seems likely that we’ll have to drag the denialists kicking and screaming to their own rescue. Read more

September 23, 2019

A person with integrity doesn’t claim to know supernatural things that he or she cannot know. Read more

September 20, 2019

In which we meet our hero, on a hot, snowy night, in a future New York City changed beyond imagining… Read more

September 18, 2019

We have kids because we believe that, whatever struggles or setbacks they face along the way, their lives will be better than ours. Read more

September 16, 2019

[Editor’s Note: If the wild incompetence and racism of the Trump administration makes you feel nostalgia for George W. Bush – a thought I’ve caught myself having a few times – then today’s post is a useful corrective. —Adam] By James A. Haught Incredibly, when President George W. Bush was stampeding the Iraq invasion in 2003, he told French President Jacques Chirac that the attack was needed to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible’s satanic agents of the Apocalypse. Honest…. Read more

September 13, 2019

I came across Vienna Teng while reading up on hopepunk for the article I published today, and I immediately knew I’d found something special. Most of her five studio albums are heavy on piano ballads, melancholy and contemplative. But her most recent, Aims, is more up-tempo. This album is from 2013, but it’s astonishing how well it fits the tenor of our time. All of it is excellent, but this song is my favorite. Whenever I’m feeling tempted to anger… Read more

September 13, 2019

Especially in dark times, stories of hope and utopia show us how the world could be better than it is, and thereby give us a blueprint for creating that better world. Read more

September 11, 2019

The strange and curious sect of EnlightenNext, a cult that peacefully dissolved when its founder realized he had become a monster. Read more

September 9, 2019

In the 1970s, West Virginia fundamentalist Christians staged a campaign of violence against public schools. Read more

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