Visual artist Lorna Simpson speaks at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts Medal Gala in May 2018.
Paul Rutherford/Tufts University
Simpson, who has made the black body the focal point of her work, discusses her biggest influences and the challenges of creating in our current cultural and political climate.
As Mark Twain once said, ‘Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.’
Globalism has made it easier than ever to visit faraway places – and easier to never really leave home while you're there.
Former President Bill Clinton promotes ‘The President is Missing,’ the new novel he wrote with James Patterson, in New York.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
What happens to motivated, determined and egotistical men when they are forced to abandon the White House? As John Quincy Adams once said, 'There is nothing more pathetic in life than a former president.'
Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day …
You might think you've made your day more efficient – but it can actually affect what you accomplish during your unstructured time.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev watch the action during the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia that opened the 2018 World Cup.
Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
The Russian leader seems to understand the ability of sport to foment feelings of national pride and enhance his popularity at home.
Toni Kroos is the only East German on the German national soccer team.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
Made up almost entirely of West Germans, the roster of Germany's national soccer team reflects divisions that remain almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In Season 3 of ‘Parts Unknown,’ Anthony Bourdain took viewers to Tanzania.
When covering Africa, Bourdain rejected the monolithic way media outlets have historically depicted the continent's diverse cultures and populations.
Will and Grace are out of retirement – along with a host of other TV characters.
'Will & Grace,' 'The X-Files,' 'Fuller House,' 'Arrested Development' – the list goes on. If we're in the midst of a TV renaissance, why are networks and their viewers looking to the past?
Ford has doubled down on its best-selling pickup trucks.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
For 30 years, it’s been the best-selling vehicle in the US.
BTS performs ‘Fake Love’ at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018.
K-pop has been hugely popular in Asia, but has never able to catch on in the U.S. – until BTS topped the Billboard 200.
Panel pintado a mano que anunciaba un centro deportivo. Foto: C. Nualart.
Los muros vietnamitas se descomponen en grupos por letreros pintados a mano, una cultura material ahora extremadamente rara.
Roseanne Barr had her sitcom canceled on May 29, after calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the child of an ape.
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Dehumanizing insults have become more common in political discourse. Psychology research has shown that they can prime us for violence – and even change our brains.
Many claim that bouncers use dress codes to discriminate. But is it systemic?
A sociologist dressed men of different races in the same clothes – and then dispatched them to nightclubs across Texas to see what would happen.
Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
So long Roseanne?
Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago can go viral in an instant today. ABC seems to have learned from the mistakes of others.
Many authors born in Latin America have produced some of their finest work while living in the United States.
Spanish-speaking writers have made exceptional contributions to American literature. Here are the best Latin American and Latino authors you probably haven't heard of.
Philip Roth would call the Jewish resistance to his work “the luckiest break I could have had.”
AP Photo/Douglas Healey
With the Holocaust still on their mind, many American Jews were highly sensitive to portrayals of Jews in popular culture. So when Roth's sex-obsessed characters came along, the pushback was swift.
During the war, the poster on the left, painted by J. Howard Miller, was only on display for only two weeks. Norman Rockwell’s, on the other hand, was seen by millions.
Nick Lehr/The Conversation
During the war, few Americans actually saw the 'Rosie the Riveter' poster that's become a cultural icon.
A quick distraction is at our fingertips – and app developers know it.
Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
Throughout its storied history, the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team has won 13 state titles.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Beitar Jerusalem has always attracted the outsiders, the oppressed and the victimized – Israel's 'forgotten Jews.'
A tour guide holds up a flag with the faces of Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle.
AP Photo/Alastair Grant
Royal weddings have shaped how Americans imagine their own dream weddings. Unfortunately, they don't come cheap – which might explain why fewer and fewer are tying the knot.
Tom Wolfe, in 2010, fired up and holding forth.
AP Photo/Tina Fineberg
A journalism scholar and biographer of Tom Wolfe looks back at a literary great's life of challenging cultural standards.
People line up to place bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
AP Photo/John Locher
With leagues lobbying for their share, a thriving illegal market that needs to be stifled, and bettors chomping at the bit, the headaches are just beginning.
Rapper Skibkhan in the video for ‘Shob Chup,’ which condemns the culture of silence around poverty and inequality in Bangladesh.
In voicing youthful outrage over inequality and violence, Bangladeshi rappers are creating a powerful form of protest music — just as American MCs have done for 40 years.
For many graduates, the future looms.
AP Photo/Nancy Palmieri
A few years ago, a folklorist started gathering data on the creative ways graduates were embellishing their caps. From student debt to immigration, some themes quickly emerged.