Why The World’s Cushiest Prison Is Also Among Its Most Effective
This photo tour of Norway's Bastoy Prison reveals why this facility is called "the world's nicest prison" and why its methods work so well.
Toussaint L’Ouverture: The Slave Who Defeated Napoleon
The harrowing, heroic story of one man who brought himself and his people from slavery to freedom.
The Quran Has More In Common With The Bible Than You Think
From violence toward outsiders to depictions of Jesus, the central texts of Christianity and Islam are both similar and different in ways you wouldn't believe.
The Dark Origins And Troubling Future Of Conjugal Visits In American Prisons
Many countries around the world still permit the practice — and the U.S. is not one of them. That's a problem.
10 Progressive Marvel Comics That Pushed Boundaries On Race, Gender, And More
Comics can be — and often are — about more than just action heroes.
Dark Buddhist Teachings That’ll Upend Westerners’ Peace-And-Love Assumptions
From hatred of singing and dancing to comparing women to snakes, these Buddhist teachings reveal that this religion isn't exactly the paragon of peace and love that so many ill-informed Westerners think it is.
Tantra Is Not What You Think It Is
Ever since tales of Tantric sex reached the West, many have attempted to understand Tantra -- and have gotten it very wrong.