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Seeking New Around the Web Intern for 2015

With Dick Powis now a full time contributor, Savage Minds is looking for someone to fill his shoes as our Around the Web editor. This position is called an “internship” because we see it as a way to cultivate new talent. (Also because it isn’t paid, but then nobody here is paid.) Doing the weekly … Continue reading Seeking New Around the Web Intern for 2015 ?

Mega Buzz: Get the Details on Young Gideon on Criminal Minds

Gideon and Rossi will share the screen for the first time on Wednesday's Criminal Minds - well, young versions of them - and fans should expect more friendship than fireworks. Though young Gideon (Ben Savage) and young Rossi (Robert Dunne) are as different back then as they are now, Joe Mantegna says Read More > Other Links From Criminal Minds Joe Mantegna Ben Savage

'Criminal Minds' fact: Ben Savage's take on a Mandy Patinkin is dead on

"Criminal Minds" fans have known this day was coming, but now the big '70s flashback episode is upon us.Thanks to guest-star Ben Savage's Instagram, viewers got a special sneak peek of the episode entitled, "Anonymous" directed by "CM's"...Show More Summary

From #EbolaBeGone to #BlackLivesMatter: Anthropology, misrecognition, and the racial politics of crisis

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by Thurka Sangaramoorthy and Adia Benton. Thurka Sangaramoorthy is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Treating AIDS: Politics of Difference, Paradox of Prevention (Rutgers University, 2014). Show More Summary

'Criminal Minds' Episode 10.13 Photos: Ben Savage Guest Stars as Young Gideon

Are you ready to explore the early days of the BAU? That's what's coming up in the January 28 episode of Criminal Minds, season 10, episode 13, "Nelson's Sparrow." Ben Savage guest stars as young Gideon, and Robert Dunne returns as young...Show More Summary

Adam Savage Of 'MythBusters' Says This Scientific Fact Blows His Mind

"MythBusters" host Adam Savage has learned his fair share of science in over 200 episodes of the Discovery show. But he says this one scientific fact blows his mind. Produced by Justin Gmoser Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Goodbye, Comadre

[Savage Minds is honored to publish this essay by Ruth Behar. Ruth is the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of numerous articles and books including The Vulnerable...Show More Summary

Old Friend, New Contributor

Savage Minds is very happy to welcome long-time “intern” Dick Powis to the ranks of Savage Minds “contributor” (we also call them “Minds”). Dick has been doing a great job all year with the weekly roundups, and he’ll keep doing them until graduate school grinds him down, or we officially launch a search for a … Continue reading Old Friend, New Contributor ?

Ethnographers as Writers: An Introduction

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Kristen Ghodsee.] I am thrilled for the opportunity to write as a Savage Minds guest blogger for this first month of 2015. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to become a better writer, and I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few months pouring through style guides … Continue reading Ethnographers as Writers: An Introduction ?

Around the Web: Year in Review 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, I thought I’d take up the annual task of rounding up the best of Savage Minds and the anthroblogosphere. First, some fellow Savage Minds authors will share their favorite posts from the year. As the Around the Web curator, I’ll list the posts (from SM and elsewhere) that stood […]

The Future at Last: Unraveling the Embargo on Cuba

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by L. Kaifa Roland who is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Kaifa is the author of Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: An Ethnography of Racial Meaning (OUP, 2010) “T/racing Belonging in Cuban Tourism” (Cultural Anthropology, August 2013), and “Between Belonging and the […]

Anthropologies/Savage Minds student debt survey: THE DEBTORS

Earlier this year I posted two informal student debt surveys here on Savage Minds as part of the Anthropologies issue on Student Debt. Both of these surveys focused on student debt in anthropology. Here at long last are some of the results. (Sorry for taking so long  to get to this…I was writing a dissertation […]

Revolutionary Time: First Thoughts on a Concept

[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by Melissa Rosario who is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at Bowdoin College. Melissa is a cultural anthropologist interested in the politics of autonomy for Caribbean peoples and marginalized U.S. Show More Summary

Reflections on the AAA Die-in as a Symbolic Space of Social Death

[Savage Minds is honored to publish this essay by Faye V. Harrison who is currently Professor of African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Show More Summary

‘Criminal Minds': Ben Savage As A Young Gideon, ‘CSI: Cyber’ To Air After CBS Series In March

If you have wanted to see more of Gideon and/or flashbacks to younger versions of any of the profilers, you are in luck, because an upcoming Criminal Minds episode is going to be diving into the younger versions of Jason Gideon (originally...Show More Summary

'Criminal Minds' fact: Ben Savage's take on a Mandy Patinkin is dead on

"Criminal Minds" fans knew this day was coming, but now the big '70s flashback episode has officially started filming, according to upcoming guest star Ben Savage's Instagram.Savage is playing a younger version of Jason Gideon, who was originally played on the series by "Homeland's" Mandy Patinkin, and the resemblance is shockingly good. Show More Summary

Zora Neale Hurston(1895-1960) and Anthropology

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger IRMA MCCLAURIN Beginnings: I have been a practitioner of the literary arts since the ripe young age of eight—both a poet and a voracious reader. Fortunately for me, I had elementary school teachers who introduced me to Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Yet it was not until […]

Racism is Real, and Colorblindness is Racism: Truths from a Black Feminist Anthropologist

(Savage Minds is pleased to run this essay by guest author Bianca C. Williams. Bianca is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, and holds a PhD in anthropology from Duke University. She is the author of “Guard Your Heart and Your Purpose: Faithfully Writing Anthropology,” and of the forthcoming Duke University Press […]

Ferguson: A Blog Entry

Savage Minds has gotten a lot more sophisticated than we were when we first started this blog almost ten years ago: We have guest bloggers, comp’d copies of books for our book reviews, and polished, seven thousand word interviews. And for the past couple of years we’ve also gotten an increased amount of accolades and […]

DayZ may implement cannibalism in the next update

"With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health" -- Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man. It appears that the developers of DayZ may implement a functional version of cannibalism in the next stable build of the game. Show More Summary

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