Reboots, Remakes, Revivals: Nostalgia in the Streaming Era

Contemporary popular media seems to be powered by the fumes of nostalgia, and doesn't appear to be changing course anytime soon. When should we let the past go, and when should we re-purpose television series and films to address our current challenges?

What the Covered Bridge Reveals About Our Struggle Against Nature

All important technologies must be granted the option of becoming passé. In fact, the goal behind any technology should be for it to serve well and to die young.

Should Parents Admit Having a Favorite Child?

Whether parents admit it or not, most have a favorite child, though they should heavily consider whether admitting it would be in any child’s best interest.

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Elvish Has Been Spoken for Centuries In This Small Swedish Community

Experts estimate that one language goes extinct every 14 days. When a language dies, we lose history, culture, and a unique way of viewing the world.

How to Keep Jews Jewish by Being More Like the Amish

A Jewish version of Rumspringa offers a proactive and holistic approach for developing religious identity in youth, while respecting individual autonomy.

Why So Serious, Part One: Child Abuse

 The actions, nonetheless, of our parents and the mentors of our youth bear heavily on our psychological, social, and neurological development.

Ayn Rand in the Age of Anti-Intellectualism

Regardless how one may feel about Ayn Rand, her “philosophy,” or her generally unpleasant demeanor, she does comprehend at least one underpinning truth of our species.

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