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Why ‘Star Wars’ Is Crushing ‘Star Trek’ in Pop Culture

Why ‘Star Wars’ Is Crushing ‘Star Trek’ in Pop Culture

It has something to do with the virtues and values emphasized in each of the franchises. 

So you think you're smart? Take the Final Jeopardy quiz and find out.

So you think you're smart? Take the Final Jeopardy quiz and find out.

All three contestants failed to answer any of these Final Jeopardy questions right. How can you do?

Actor: Western Civilization is in Danger of Losing

Actor: Western Civilization is in Danger of Losing

The actor who played Gimli has become an outspoken defender of the West.

Why Women (Still) Aren't Funny

Why Women (Still) Aren't Funny

A look back on Christopher Hitchens’ controversial essay 10 years later. 

‘White America’: Eminem channels Christopher Lasch

‘White America’: Eminem channels Christopher Lasch

"Indeed, the attraction of black culture for disaffected whites suggests that black culture now speaks to a general condition...:"

Muslim in hijab should have had US flag-bearing honor at Olympic Games... says everyone on the internet except me

Muslim in hijab should have had US flag-bearing honor at Olympic Games... says everyone on the internet except me

People are upset that Michael Phelps was tapped to be the Team USA flag bearer.

Olympic Athlete: ‘I was born to have babies’

Olympic Athlete: ‘I was born to have babies’

Does society have a problem accepting the idea that motherhood can be a fulfilling and non-shameful role for a woman?

Can You Pass 5th Grade Science?

Can You Pass 5th Grade Science?

Let's see how well you remember 5th grade science. 

What Star Wars can teach us about constitutional democracy

What Star Wars can teach us about constitutional democracy

In his insightful new book, Cass Sunstein explores constitutional questions through the prism of Star Wars.

Do you have a photographic memory?

Do you have a photographic memory?

Just 1 percent of people can pass this difficult memory test. Can you?

What Quentin Tarantino can teach us about ... Theology?

What Quentin Tarantino can teach us about ... Theology?

Dark, violent, and vulgar, Mr. Tarantino’s movies are hardly the first thing one thinks of when looking to derive theological reflection. But ...

What David Bowie's Childhood Can Teach Us About Madness
History Quiz: Kings of Medieval England

History Quiz: Kings of Medieval England

Think you know medieval history? Try our quiz on English kings from Medievalists.net.

Can You Solve These Medieval Riddles?

Can You Solve These Medieval Riddles?

'No one can hold me in his palms or sight: I scatter sudden clatter far and wide. I want to hammer oaks with...'

Shakespeare: More Beneficial than Self-Help Books?
Who Said It: Famous Philosopher Or Disney Character?
How Machiavellian Are You?

How Machiavellian Are You?

Is it better to be feared or loved? Let's see how much Machiavelli you have in you!

That Alexander Hamilton Had One Messed Up Childhood

That Alexander Hamilton Had One Messed Up Childhood

But his Dickensian upbringing is not the most amazing part of the story.

Who Wrote This Medieval Literary Classic?

Who Wrote This Medieval Literary Classic?

Can you match these nine famous medieval authors to their works?

Why are So Many Movies Based on Children’s Classics So Bad?
Marvel Kills Bruce Banner, Retires Tony Stark in Diversity Purge
Why People are so Crazy for Pokémon Go

Why People are so Crazy for Pokémon Go

In modern life, "entertainment" has largely taken the place of "leisure".

Can You Answer These 8th Grade History Questions From 1908?
Sharing Your Netflix Password Might Now Be a Federal Crime
3 Reasons Why Kids Should Read Classic Stories

3 Reasons Why Kids Should Read Classic Stories

The head of a prominent reading organization just bashed classic stories... is she misguided?

Can You Pass This 8th Grade U.S. Civics Test?
Can You Name The Classic Novel By Its Last Line?

Can You Name The Classic Novel By Its Last Line?

Quiz time! How well do you know your literary classics? 

Are Children’s Lives Becoming Too Structured?

Are Children’s Lives Becoming Too Structured?

“Why do [children] ... prefer structured activities to unstructured ones and ... seek adult guidance rather than lead peers on their own?”

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