After years reporting on the science of mindfulness, I now realize that the practice of moment-to-moment, nonjudgmental awareness darts in and out of the series. But as a kid, I just wanted to blow stuff up.
Can something as simple as watching movies—and empathizing with fictional characters—help generate more compassion and understanding in the real world?
From the Current Issue
The film “Bikes vs Cars” tells us that bicycling for transportation can reduce our emissions. But more importantly, bicycling can change our mindset.
Research shows meaningful films, in particular those that depict values of love, kindness, and connectedness, go a long way toward changing your worldview.
National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes writes about fatherhood and his own struggle to negotiate Americans' narrow definition of masculinity.
Filmmakers hope “Sold,” based on the bestselling young adult novel, will inspire empathy and action among young viewers.
“Nebraska” writer Bob Nelson on his new film and how economically depressed father and son characters are pulled from his own life story.
As Hollywood directors race to cash in on the growing interest in the trans community, the results aren’t always good.
In "This Changes Everything," Naomi Klein lays out how industry interests are opposed to those of ordinary people—a point climate activists have had trouble communicating and been reluctant to fully embrace.
In her directorial debut, Afia Nathaniel brings the reality of Pakistan's child bride crisis to American audiences.
I interviewed the filmmakers of the new blockbuster "No Escape" to see if they think their movie is racist. Spoiler alert: They don't.
Jason Segel steers away from his usual funny guy persona in "The End of the Tour," and plays the late "Infinite Jest" author David Foster Wallace.