Was war ever more "civilized"?
Can war be “civilized”? Is one era of mass organized armed conflict more “civilized” than the other? We asked experts to attempt to put this question into a historical perspective.
A Freaks and Geeks geek on becoming the M'Lady meme
Following several standout roles as a child actor, Jerry Messing found himself at the peak of internet infamy for an unfortunate headshot as a 'poster-child of neckbeards.' This is his story.
The man who taught your cab driver how to navigate NYC
AJ Gogia runs his cab driving school like a strict headmaster. His charisma has landed him in the year's most acclaimed documentary and brought offers for a reality TV show, which he rejected.
The lingering effects of NYC's racist city planning
While changing hearts and minds is essential for the end of racism, the infrastructure of cities will also have to be altered in order to have meaningful progress.
Meet the activist leading the lonely 'smokers' rights' movement
Audrey Silk, the founder of CLASH, is fighting for her right to smoke... anywhere she wants.
The universal language Hitler couldn’t kill is thriving on the internet
Hopes&Fears talked to Esperanto expert Chuck Smith about the language's Utopian origins and the inadequacy of English as a universal language.
What ever happened to the Tunnel of Love?
Which generation of teens dry-humped on slow-moving indoor boat rides? Daniel Kolitz investigates the Tunnel of Love. Does it still exist? Did it ever?