In this piece, a high school teacher explains her approach to teaching Shakespeare and rejects claims that she is taking part in “cancel culture.”
Read this article to learn about some of the ways our senses can distort our perception.
Many Americans firmly believe that individuals should be independent and self-reliant. But the author of this commentary argues that too much individualism can lead to tyranny rather than freedom.
In this article, Pastor Ron English reflects on the events of 2020 and considers what the struggle for freedom and equality will look like in the months and years ahead.
This article examines Shakespeare’s rise to greatness. It also features some interesting graphics that show trends in the popularity of his plays.
Are our minds playing tricks on us all the time? Click this link to watch an animated video that explains what perception and hallucination have in common.
The author of this article points out that humans are more successful when they cooperate. He urges Americans to unite under our nation’s flag, in spite of political differences.
This article highlights some of today’s leaders in the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality.
This article examines the reasons for the current level of political division in the United States and considers how we might go about trying to improve the situation.
This piece examines several ways Shakespeare was affected by the plague. It also points out how the plague plays an crucial role in the plot of Romeo and Juliet.
Researchers have found that people wearing heavy backpacks perceive the hills they are climbing as steeper than people who aren’t wearing backpacks do. Read this article to find out more about how our perceptions can become distorted.
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Asian and Black Americans are experiencing racism and discrimination more frequently than they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click this link to learn more about the results of the survey.
Many Americans believe the majority of the social justice protests of 2020 were violent. The data collected by the political science professor featured in this article suggests otherwise.
What does Shakespeare have to do with the coronavirus pandemic? Read this article to find out.
Check out this link to try out some cool interactive perception tests that demonstrate how our sense of time can be distorted.
New research from the Anne Frank House suggests that Anne and her family may have not in fact been betrayed by someone who knew about their hiding place. Read to learn more.
Many contemporary authors are inspired to explore the themes of immigration. Often drawing from their own experiences, they write about meeting different kinds of people and reconciling the past with the future.
The author of this opinion piece wants to remind those who call for an end to Black Lives Matter protests that the right to protest is crucial to the health of American democracy.
Click this link to read about the record-breaking auction sale of a copy of the “First Folio,” the book that originally collected Shakespeare’s plays.
How do we know what is real? This article includes some striking visual illusions and explains how they serve as a good reminder that our perception of reality is not always accurate.