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Halloween in a Sociological/Anthropological Lens

Halloween is always an interesting time for anthropologists and sociologists. The things people choose to dress up as and what that suggests about the culture, the cultural histories of Halloween and it’s variations around the world (Dia de los Muertos, for example) are all areas of critical thinking and exploration. 316 more words

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Leiden, 15 Sept. Evening.

If I ever write a novel, I shall have to include what it’s like to live under a young woman short of gait yet deep of step. 289 more words

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Red Ice Radio - James Swagger - The Irish & Scottish Origins of Halloween

James Swagger is a researcher, field investigator and engineer who has dedicated the last 15 years of his life to researching megalithic sites and ancient cultures. 200 more words


"Lead Us From the Unreal to the Real"

International Center of Photography (Cafe) — October 29, 2014

The cup reads: “We love having you here.”

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The Bogeyman

Monsanto – the name does not often elicit a neutral response. It is a company people feel strongly about.

A visit to the company’s home page (“Monsanto – a sustainable agricultural company”) feels hopeful and promising. 466 more words


Modern Day Mythos

The derivation of the word ‘myth’ harkens back to the Greek word mythos, meaning “speech, thought, story, myth, anything delivered by word of mouth.” Consequently, “myths are ‘stories about divine beings, generally arranged in a coherent system; they are revered as true and sacred.’” As the… 356 more words

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