With social distancing now part of everyday life, simple actions like shaking hands may be consigned to history.
For Stephen L. Carter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The fight over naming — whether it's a sports team or a country music band — is really a fight about power.
We have to make choices about what to take, leave and ask others to get for us.
Online learning — a wonderful workaround during a contagion — is an educational experiment in a world where teachers are no longer considered authority figures.
The smartest people in the world are working hard to automate the much-loved meal.
The U.S. presidential election will end in a tie and other educated guesses.
The most wonderful time of the year has developed an irritating verbal tic.
One thrilling World Series can't make the sport's viewership problems go away.
Attempts to ban self-checkout are in line with previous controversies over ATMs and self-serve gas.
It's officially time to panic — or at least pay more attention.