Anthro roundup: “Decentering “the human” at the interfaces of anthropology and science studies?…

Decentering “the human” at the interfaces of anthropology and science studies?  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology   This entry is part 19 of 19 in the Decolonizing Anthropology series. By: Kristina Lyons #AnthroForward Post-Election Resources American Anthropological Association by Anne Kelsey   On December 7th the AAA asked our members to join us in a live … Read more

Literati roundup: after all Google’s scan of millions of books has been declared legal…”Digital Islamic Humanities Project…

Google’s audacious project that scanned millions of books has been declared legal The Next Web by Owen Williams Google Books, a project that involved scanning tens of millions of books to make them available online, was met with resistance from authors around the world. A group of authors sued Google in 2008 claiming that the project violated copyright and … Read more

RIP Christopher Lee, the metalhead

Remembering Sir Christopher Lee‘s Heavy Metal Output Metal Injection by Robert Pasbani The man had a lot of music! Christopher Lee on the power of the fantasy genre  Boing Boing by Caroline Siede Christopher Lee died earlier this week, but the renowned actor leaves behind an impressive body of work, including a ton of great genre films. Read … Read more

A roundup for #BaltimoreRiots

Baltimore set for ‘victory rally’ as officers charged Thousands expected to attend march, celebrating charges against six police officers over custodial death of a black man.  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) / Clashes in US city Baltimore after Freddie Gray funeral AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) National Guard, curfew activated amid confrontations after memorial for black … Read more

A literati roundup: “Puzzling Peer Reviews…”Serbian researchers troll academia…

  Puzzling Peer Reviews As open-access journals search for a review process that preserves diversity and quality, a sting operation exploits the weaknesses of lax quality control. The Incredible Predictive Power of Tom Clancy’s Novels Before Tom Clancy became an international publishing phenomenon, he was just another insurance salesman, working out of Baltimore and dreaming … Read more

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