Obama's controversial pilot program will make higher education dollars available to inmates this year. Proponents hope it will build on the success private liberal arts programs are achieving in prisons across the country.
Grace Lee Boggs died on Monday, October 5, 2015. We hope that this article, originally published in 2009, helps readers to remember her work.
Could smaller—and cheaper—schools produce more thoughtful, engaged, and compassionate human beings?
From a better hairbrush to modern 3D technology, ten things that might never have existed without the invention or innovation of black women.
The silence among adults about the existence of teen love may take a particular toll on adolescent boys.
In New England, a community program matches college-savvy parents with first-generation college-bound students to help them navigate the overwhelming application process.
Why naturalists and their linguistic allies fight to keep the language that gives us our sense of place from falling out of modern dictionaries.
Thinking about your New Year’s resolutions for 2016? Here are 13 of this year’s most thought-provoking and useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
Is intelligence really all it's cracked up to be? Author John Lloyd explains the value of ignorance.
Los Angeles-based mortician Caitlin Doughty talks about America’s tendency to keep dead bodies out of sight, and how that may be bad for our families and communities.
“Nobody knows what the hell they’re doing,” and other tips from people older than you.