A biweekly look at recent stories on anthropology and practicing anthropologists in the popular media
- Music communicates a lot—next time you’re watching a movie, pay attention to the way music directs its audience. But research conducted by anthropologist Nathalie Fernando and neuroscientist Stephen McAdams will probably convince you that music is not a universal language. There are still people in Democratic Republic of Congo that are not freaked out by the theme to Psycho.
- Anthropologist John R. Bowen writes in Time about French social and historical characteristics that set the stage for the Charlie Hebdo massacre and… Continue reading