I've watched this video several times since @PetiteSam first shared it, and each time I'm struck by the simple message that we're never quite satisfied.
For two days Hurricane Irene pounded the coast of the Eastern United States. Though she was ultimately downgraded to a tropical storm, the damage from flooding and downed branches left no doubt as to the power she commanded: washed out roads and rail lines, flooded homes, and widespread power failures left millions trying to pick up the pieces.Not surprisingly, New Yorkers were skeptical of Irene's impact ahead of her arrival.
This week from ResearchBlogging.org: With breaking news about our evolutionary history, Zach of Lawn Chair Anthropology delivers a nice summary concerning reports of what may be the oldest Acheulian tools found, and questions the ways stone tools have been assigned to particular taxonomies given the histories we do know (or think we do).
As an anthropologist, I realize I’m sometimes hyper-aware of social norms—particular those that I find offensive—so I work to ensure that my responses are as balanced as they can be.
If you've been the path of earthquakes or the hurricanes this week, hope you're safe! Here are this week's picks: Should you or shouldn't you take your husband's last name after marriage?
Once upon a time there was a family that lived in homes raised on platforms in the sky. They had cars that flew and sorta drove themselves. Their sidewalks carried them to where they needed to go.
New York City’s subway system provides a rich ethnographic field site. New Yorkers are so used to being alone together that they often let their guard down in unusual ways, conducting private affairs without much concern for the present company, who are all busy with the business of seeming occupied themselves.
Edit: The Story Collider is a ticketed event. The cost to attend is $8.00 and tickets can be purchased at The Story Collider website. At the door, the price to attend will be $10.00.
During a very packed trip through New England last week, I managed to squeeze in a late tour to the Sam Adams Brewery where I learned that if a bartender attempts to serve my Sam in anything other than a sanctioned Sam Adams glass, I should consider sending it back.I'll admit that for the most part, I've regarded the fancy glasses paired with some beers as the outcome of well-executed marketing plans.
"To be happy, stay hidden." - Yopie, Parisian cataphile Ever since reading Jennifer Toth's The Mole People as a teen, I've been intrigued by the metropolitan underground.
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