NBC's show explores all manner of philosophical quandary, but focuses especially on the meaning of life and the morality in mortality.
Songs like Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" attempt to harness holiday sentiment to support charitable causes. Should they?
Are black female artists fueling the jezebel stereotype or attempting to reclaim the narrative surrounding their sexuality?
Battle lines are being drawn, but what is the generational conflict really all about?
Ellen has defended herself against recent public backlash by asserting a basic obligation to be kind to others. What might this duty entail? What might be its limits?
What might Kanye need absolution for, who might he need it from, and are they inclined to grant it?
The Carson King saga is just the latest chapter in the debate on the value of cancel culture. Is public shaming on social media about anything more than exposure?
Seeking out moral advice from, and offering moral advice to, strangers in a public forum is nothing new. What has changed are the qualifications to claim moral expertise.
Gillis's recent dismissal from SNL raises questions about free speech and the boundaries of offensive content.
Brand-building is taking on the guise of genuine openness. What's the harm? How should we respond when vulnerability obscures more than it reveals?