Five questions with the author of Far from the Tree on how families with extreme difference find connectedness in their "horizontal" identities.
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Watch this fabulous talk on Hubble and Rembrandt, Casablanca in psychological terms, how stars actually "evolve," and why Malala Yousafzai's bravery is "the best example of the power of curiosity."
A stunning full moon cradles a highline walker at Cathedral Peak. Bliss, beauty, and exhilaration at once.
The Zen abbot walks a live audience through this guided meditation on encountering grief. Download and share with your friends and family.
As Latino Muslims grow in population, how do Americans make space in our minds for these new communities?
This animated short from StoryCorps shares one of Studs Terkel's hope-filled stories about the power of the unfiltered human voice, a baby's voice, in our modern life.
What were your favorite blog posts of 2012? As we bid the year a fond farewell, a list of our readers' favorites. Drum roll, please!
A minister who teaches courses in reading to prison inmates reflects on smiling, subversiveness, and the power of recognizing herself in the other.
Pádraig Ó Tuama on the inaccuracy of the Christmas story, as commonly told, for we might miss the more important message within.
This week's been one of those surprising times when so many people identified with Krista's Scrooge-like outlook on Christmas but add to the discussion by contributing to community.
Krista Tippett on not playing the Christmas game of obligatory gift-giving and the redemptive human need for one another.
This week we feel especially privileged to do the work that we do. A brief post by our senior editor about the decision-making behind this week's show and why it matters to us.
By turning away from wanting things to valuing people, we can celebrate the holiday season through the eyes of a "beloved community" and ask what kind of community we can create together.
With the tragic shootings in Connecticut, let us turn to some of our wisest elders for light, hope, and a way forward.
The story behind this one powerful shot of "vulnerability and shame" from Segovia, Columbia.
If the stress caused by holiday gift giving were due to material lack, we’d see doctors prescribing less drugs and more widescreen TVs. Perhaps there's a spiritual solution.
An NYPD officer's act of kindness with an Advent duet. Love from Mr. Matthew Crawley, pieces recommended for reading, and quotations from Krista Tippett. A round-up and a reminder that this joyous season be filled with acts of kindness.
A stirring pairing of piano and cello performing this classic song for the first Sunday of Advent.
Memorials in Berlin and New York remind us to pray for those who have no one to pray for them.
Do we stop caring when there's no hope? Moving past the headlines with personal stories that create a human connection, an emotional connection.
With so many Christmas carols that bridge the chasm of time and space, it's a classic Spiritual that brings a "delightful burst of Christmas cheer." Listen to this rendition from Margaret Becker and Jennifer Knapp.
A poem inspired by our Civil Conversations Project dialogue on the future of marriage — written in Newark airport by Pádraig Ó Tuama.
The film Life of Pi is not just a "parable of the postmodern quest for 'spiritual fulfillment'" but a meditation on beauty and our own finitude.
We are reimagining identity and difference in this century. Watch this video showcasing the love between parents and children grounded in the grit of experience.