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By Lily Percy January 17, 2014

On Being gone hip-hop? Well, not really. But our closing credits gain a small bit of street cred with this behind-the-scenes look at crafting the show.

By Lily Percy January 15, 2014

Spike Jonze’s latest film is a contemplative meditation on how we connect with one another, and the role that technology plays in searching for that connection every time we turn on our electronic devices.

By Megan Bender January 12, 2014

The two sisters known as CocoRosie seek out comfort in the mysterious. Visually arresting, their music is full of wonder and absurdity — at once unnerving and familiar. Take a listen, it might surprise you.

By Martin E. Marty January 08, 2014

Few expressions of religion are as public and inescapable as buildings. Some photos of the best of the best of this year's religious architecture from Faith & Form.

By Lily Percy January 04, 2014

Nicole Holofcener's film is funny, raw, and intimate — and it does what very few films do: it gets women right.

By Debra Dean Murphy December 25, 2013

How do Christians find their place within the Christmas story? A religious scholar reflects on the necessary, urgent correspondence between two traditional Christmas narratives.

By Monisha Bajaj December 23, 2013

How does a child of Indian immigrants — and a new mother — who isn't Christian celebrate the Christmas season in the U.S.? By taking it in and making it her own tradition.

By Trent Gilliss December 18, 2013

A simple phrase quoted at a rural elementary school has us contemplating its meanings.

By Trent Gilliss December 16, 2013

A video featuring dancers aged 85, 65, 45, 25, and 5 performing the same sequence that is "stunning in ways I can't explain."

By Jay Blossom December 14, 2013

The season of Advent is not only a time of preparation, but one of sorrow and mourning. It's a time for reflection + remembrance of those loved ones we lost. Jay Blossom reflects on letting go of his father — and the necessity of finding the time to lament and hope for a better world ahead.

By Trent Gilliss December 12, 2013

Watch a recording of our live video stream with Rev. Lucas Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The topic: nonviolence and how social change happens. A riveting hour story and substance.

By Jeanne Bishop November 28, 2013

To be so far from want that we wish others to be partakers of our plenty is something for which to give thanks writes a Chicago public defender on this Thanksgiving day.

By Trent Gilliss November 24, 2013

Pop culture makes meaning. Enter the Florida State University AcaBelles' a cappella rendition of Lorde's "Royals" to make the point.

By Lily Percy November 22, 2013

Geneticist and Anglican priest Lindon Eaves offers insight on how he's able to take comfort in what he does not know, in both science and religion — something we could all learn from.

By Trent Gilliss November 18, 2013

In a 1919 letter to Gandhi, the Nobel laureate offers these words of advice on planting the seeds of intolerance.

By Lily Percy November 16, 2013

A moving affirmation of the power we have to affect one another simply by being ourselves.

By Trent Gilliss November 11, 2013

Rachel Button sent us this poem marking the parades that often go unacknowledged on Veterans Day.

By Trent Gilliss November 09, 2013

KindSpring creates a project to celebrate all that we have to be thankful for with the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge. What are you thankful for?

By Trent Gilliss November 07, 2013

Sally Kohn offers a vision of how we can better communicate with others who don't share our perspectives and ideas. The way in? Emotional correctness rather than political correctness.

By Eric Nelson November 05, 2013

Would the Higgs boson exist without our thinking it existed in the first place. Is it possible that by thinking differently – about ourselves, about others, about our universe – we might begin to see things differently?

By Sarah Imoff November 04, 2013

Is this Hasidic man posing on a bed for an American Apparel advertisement a sexualized image? Sarah Imoff argues why the media fails to see the context and places the model — and the tradition — on a pedestal.

By Lily Percy November 02, 2013

Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller Gravity is more than just a vehicle for snazzy special effects. It's also a love letter to life.

By Trent Gilliss October 26, 2013

You will not believe how a cancer doctor uses the venom from a scorpion's sting to paint the malignant tumors in children's brains and lymphatic systems. And, in the process, tap the human spirit.

By Trent Gilliss October 26, 2013

What does restoring trust between the financial industry and the U.S. culture look like? A former corporate CEO and board member of Goldman Sachs on the ethical line of business and the incumbency of financial leaders to rebuild what has been lost after the financial meltdown of 2008.

By Megan Bender October 20, 2013

On the first Sunday of October, pet owners flock to an unlikely place: their local churches. Across the U.S., dogs, cats, hamsters, and even birds gather to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis, otherwise known as “the blessing of the animals.”

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