Culture Archive

The Dehumanizing Way We Debate Same-Sex Marriage

People often resort to dehumanizing an opponent in an attempt to strengthen their case. Sadly, this has often been...
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How Mr. Rogers Became Chuck Norris

In 2005, sandwiched between the Iraq War and the Great Recession, the internet provided Americans a needed respite in...
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Don’t Pity Parents, Pray for Us

Once people know I’m a parent, it’s inevitable. I know the words I’ll hear shortly. Without fail, they are...
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The Hidden Religious Tragedy of S-Town

John, a 49-year-old antique clock restorer, tries his best to convince Tyler, a struggling, unmarried 20-something father, to come...
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Reaping the Whirlwind of Alternative Facts

Arguments over crowd sizes are insignificant and pointless, but they reveal actual—not alternative—facts about our culture’s attitude toward truth....