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Little Leader

When I was 15, I attended a church camp in the summer. This was not your usual church. It was named The Center for Spiritual…

My Room

The door is white, with some scratches at the bottom from my pug scraping it with her claws. My pug scratches the door when she…

The Brink of Death

When I was 13 years old, I went on a 735-mile cycling trip with my brother and father. My father was a professional cyclist, and…

The Black Death

Our age is the age of health. Though humanity still battles such terminal diseases as AIDS, cancer, and ever-mutating strains of exotic types of flu,…

Will All the Trees Disappear?

Major deforestation is a known issue today, but not many think about it as more than just a statistic. Though forests still cover roughly 30%…

Communication Specialist

What is a communication specialist? Is it just a person who can communicate really well? Yes, and no. A communication specialist focuses on producing and…

First Lady Melania Trump

Melania Trump is the current First Lady of the United States, but how much do we know about her? Besides being the first non-native First…

Before the Big Bang

Physicists usually point to the Big Bang or Big Expansion as the beginning of the universe, and from cosmic microwave background radiation, physicists predict that…

History of the American Flag

The American flag has gone through quite an evolution, and might undergo even more change with the addition of Puerto Rico as an official state…

A Short History of Celebrity

By Patrick West When you read tirades about today’s cult of celebrity, you can invariably expect two axioms to present themselves. One is that this…

Sam Harris on the Science of Good and Evil

By Dolan Cummings American philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris, author of The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, is on a mission to…

Voltaire and the Buddha

This article [Voltaire and the Buddha] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2017/03/08/voltaire-and-the-buddha/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

Smoking Ban

By Nick Thorne The recent Privacy International report, Civil Liberties: Up in Smoke contains some excellent arguments against the smoking ban. Nevertheless, the persistent hyperbole…

Connoisseurship and Condescension

By Michael Savage Some of the earliest art exhibitions gathered together selections of the greatest works they could find, without particular concern for coherence. The…

Slaughterhouse-5

By Miguel Fernandes Ceia Even before Kurt Vonnegut’s 1969 novel has begun, the reader is already confronted on the back cover with a wide variety…

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