HPR writers explore the 85th Academy Awards.

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Man of Steel: The Hero We Needed

In the latest of the series, Superman is not the man we want, but the man we deserve.


The Radical Redeemer

Reza Aslan’s Zealot and the Historical Jesus.


/ June 8, 2014 11:51 pm

The Politics of Race in Rap

"I don't care if he's purple, as long as he can rap."

/ May 29, 2014 11:52 pm

Words for Other Worlds

Science and speculation in Margaret Atwood’s dystopias

/ May 28, 2014 5:59 pm

We Exist: Arcade Fire’s Failed Revolution

For all its good intentions, Arcade Fire and Garfield's video reinforces old stereotypes about trans people.

/ May 17, 2014 7:57 pm

To Ferment and Foment

The curious links between nationalism and beer.

/ May 15, 2014 4:37 pm

America’s Sport Audited

The NFL's tax-exempt status under attack

and / May 11, 2014 2:11 am

In Sight, In Mind

Re-humanizing war in the era of the drone.

/ April 28, 2014 3:17 pm

Advertising 2.0

Today's advertisements are better equipped to reflect the interests and values of individual consumers

/ April 22, 2014 10:44 am

If at First You Don’t Succeed: A Review of Elizabeth Warren’s A Fighting Chance

The Massachusetts senator tells us an earnest, though occasionally clichéd, story of personal struggle and policy wars.

/ April 13, 2014 2:39 pm

France Cannot Forget Its Complicity in Rwanda

A memorandum against erasing the trauma of the Genocide.

/ April 8, 2014 7:59 pm

Re-Telling America’s Origin Stories

James Madison, Fox, and Friends.

/ April 7, 2014 11:52 pm

An American in Zunyi

History for the Next Generation

/ April 6, 2014 6:39 pm

Where Are We Now?

David Bowie's Legacy in the 21st Century

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