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Human Family Tree

For a while now I have been fascinated by the narratives of human evolution. The stories told about how humans evolved from an ape-like ancestor, or a species that split into a line dedicated to become “human” and one dedicated to become “chimpanzee” and “bonobo”, are thrilling examples of historical and contemporary scientific paradigms, social theories, and more often than not – wishful thinking (for futher reading on this I recommend Raymond Corbey: The Metaphysics of Apes). 349 more words


John Coltrane Honored by Smithsonian for Jazz Appreciation Month

The Smithsonian Institute kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month this April by honoring John Coltrane, one of the most influential saxophone players in Jazz. Coltrane was commemorated with a portrait by artist Joseph Holston for their yearly poster. 530 more words


Full Evening of Vali String Music at Smithsonian

On March 8, Reza Vali visited Washington, D.C. to attend a full evening of his string music performed by the Carpe Diem String Quartet. The concert, which took place at the Freer Gallery, was the centerpiece of the… 18 more words

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