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Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Angelique Haugerud. “America is a shining example of how to hold a free and fair election, right?” asks Bassem Youssef, a comedian and former heart surgeon who is often referred to as “the Egyptian Jon Stewart.” Astute answers to that question about the condition of U.S. Show More Summary

Savage Love: Senior Moments

by Dan Savage JOE NEWTON I'm 64 years young, a musician, chubby, full head of hair, no Viagra needed, no alcohol, I don't mind if you drink, smoker, yes I am. I am also faithful, loyal, and single for five years. No health issues, nada, zero, zilch. Show More Summary

Around the Web Digest- September 25

As anthropologists in the U.S. prepare for the barrage of racist costumes at the end of October, we here at Savage Minds offer you some readings for the week! In a hearing world, sign language confronts the linguistic conventions that dominate “bodily expressiveness”. Show More Summary

Trump: A Bolivian’s Perspective

[Savage Minds welcomes guest bloggers Daniel M. Goldstein and Raúl Rodriguez Arancibia] In the Andes last summer, while traveling to visit family and friends prior to beginning his studies in anthropology at Rutgers University, RaúlShow More Summary

Singer and Charlotte, NC, Native Anthony Hamilton: ‘We Are Fed Up’ With Injustice

There is turmoil across the nation. The time is now to use our voices to insist on change. Unfortunately, people with closed minds label us racists because we want our black men, women and children not to be gunned down like savages. Although slavery was technically abolished more than a century ago, let me remind […]

Chris Hayes: Hacked Emails Are Just the Beginning

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage We should keep in mind that hacks of emails are just the beginning. 1/x — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 15, 2016 Right now a lot people say things like: "don't put in an email anything you don't want published...Show More Summary

Would Margaret Mead tweet? On anthropological questions, social media, and the public sphere

Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Rachel C. Fleming In my first introductory anthropology class of the year, I spoke a bit about the figures I consider “founding” to cultural anthropology, and asked if anyone had heard of them. Franz...Show More Summary

We’re Hiring a Social Media Intern!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. We’re hiring! Are anthropology blogs and news part of your daily intake of internet media? Are you Twitter/Facebook/Instagram savvy? Then we’re looking for you! Savage Minds is currently looking for a Social Media Intern. Show More Summary

Muslims Savagely Throw Gay Men Off Roof [WARNING: DISTURBING]

How does one get to the point in their mind where they truly believe they are ‘called on’ by a divine source, to end the lives of people that do

Why Are Today’s TV Shows Obsessed with Making Creepy Parodies of Multi-Camera Sitcoms?

There was no way for Mr. Robot’s Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) to protect his body after he was immobilized by a savage beating, but on Wednesday night’s episode, his mind took refuge in the most nonthreatening environment imaginable: a 1980s sitcom. Show More Summary

Wherein Trump suddenly sympathizes with that ‘loser’ Romney over tax returns: 'It was so unfair'

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Never mind the fact that Donald Trump has savaged Mitt Romney as a "sad," "pathetic," "jealous," "loser" in the past, when it comes to releasing his tax returns, Trump has a soft spot for Mittens. Here's Trump from This Week with George Stephanopoulos  on Sunday: TRUMP: I watched Mitt Romney four years ago. Show More Summary

The Savage Truth: Getting Worse Before it Gets Better

When it was reported that Brock Lesnar had been flagged for a potential performance-enhancing drug violation shortly after UFC 200 the first thought that crossed my mind was Ultimate Fighting Championship brass stating that bringing in United States Anti-Doping Association to test UFC fighters would likely lead to some tough times before things started to get better.

Danger and the Rio Olympics

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Kristen Drybread.] The 2016 Olympics in Rio are fast approaching. For the past two months, people I haven’t seen in years—and people I have never even met—have been emailing to ask if I can help them find an affordable and, above all, safe place to stay during the Games. Never … Continue reading Danger and the Rio Olympics ?

How Hot Is Too Hot? Adam Savage and The Food Lab Sear Steaks to Find Out

I was always of the mind that with searing, the hotter and faster the better. After all, too much time spent over high heat is what gives steak that dreaded Gray Band of Dryness underneath its surface. But after watching a group from...Show More Summary

Jamala, Eurovision, and Human Rights

[Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Greta Uehling] Many Savage Minds readers will be aware of the victory of Jamala at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. As part of my current project, I have been following the work of this Crimean Tatar singer, composer, and actor closely, and was among those who greeted her at the … Continue reading Jamala, Eurovision, and Human Rights ?

Why are conferences in Africa excluding African scholars?

Savage Minds is excited to present this invited blog from Ellen E. Foley, an Associate Professor in International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University. She was also the Program Committee Co-Chair of the recentShow More Summary

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Little Big Man

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage I’m a hetero male in my late 20's. I have a smaller dick. It’s not a micro-penis, as it’s around 5", maybe 6". I honestly don't mind that aspect of it—whatever, it’s “average,” right? The issue for me is that I am 6'5" tall, and thickly framed and naturally muscular. Show More Summary

A Letter to the AA Regarding its World Anthropology Section on Israel

[Savage Minds welcomes the following invited post by Matan Kaminer. Matan is a doctoral candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is working on his dissertation, an ethnographic explorationShow More Summary

Held in Suspension: Reflections on “After War: The Weight of Life at Walter Reed”

Savage Minds is delighted to present this invited book review by Lauren Cubellis, a Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis. In this engaging first book, Zoë H. Wool takes on the density of daily life after war for young veterans recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Show More Summary

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