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Will Smith’s slap shows ‘honor culture’ is alive and well

H. Colleen Sinclair, Mississippi State University After witnessing the “slap heard around the world” during the 2022 Oscars, I...

‘West Side Story’ may be timeless – but life in gangs...

David Pyrooz, University of Colorado Boulder; James Densley, Metropolitan State University , and Scott H. Decker, Arizona State University

As the pandemic rages, the US could use a little bit...

Marie Helweg-Larsen, Dickinson College In recent years, the English-speaking world has found two Danish concepts, “pyt” and “hygge,” useful for dealing with anxiety and stress. Now...

As states reopen, tensions flare between the rule followers and rule...

Michele Gelfand, University of Maryland Since Republicans, on average, are five times more likely than Democrats to believe it’s safe now to resume normal business...

7 reasons to learn a foreign language

Kathleen Stein-Smith, Fairleigh Dickinson University Half of the world population is bilingual, but only 25% of Americans can hold a conversation in another language. Changing...

7 reasons to learn a foreign language

Kathleen Stein-Smith, Fairleigh Dickinson University Half of the world population is bilingual, but only 25% of Americans can hold a conversation in another language. Changing...

Which cheek and how many? In France and beyond, a kiss...

Mathieu Avanzi, Sorbonne Université In the English-speaking world, friends and family generally greet each other with a wave, handshake or hug, depending on their degree...

Cultural studies key to national security

Nicholas Tampio, Fordham University After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a commission formed to figure out why the attacks occurred. One of the culprits,...

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Wealthy countries still haven’t met their $100 billion pledge to help...

Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Boston University After another year of record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather disasters, wealthy countries are under...