Culture, Page 6

A Power Figure’s Power over History

The “Nail Fetish” Power Figure (referred to as nkisi or nkonde), found in the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri, offers much insight into the Iron Age history of Central Africa.

Who Will Build the Better Ape?

We are trapped within what I call the Better Ape Fallacy Loop, in which like Frankowski's theoretical gorillas we continually enhance the traits that we consider to be most beneficial to our survival while ignoring the historical and scientific precedent stating that we simply do not know what will drive our further evolution.

Our Home Away From Home: Putting a Stop to College Campus Violence

Many factors such as gender roles, alcohol use and societal norms lead to violence on Mizzou’s campus. These crimes cause not only physical, but also emotional and mental damage to victims, and students are beginning to protest.

Reblogging: The Crocodile’s Bite – Russia’s “Meth Problem” And Drug Reform – Explicit

A gritty report on drug abuse in Russia.

Dove Chocolate: A Love Story

Ads can really only play off the ideas and emotions that are already present in the minds of the audience, even if they are just the seeds of a thought. It is also important to note that most of the effects of advertising are very subconscious—it inspires a thought, an impression seated deep within.

Emmy for Ethos

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is more than just a late-night talk show but rather an informational tool used to educate and entertain the population on matters of politics and media.

Growing up Through Food

I am sitting alone in my room and watching the 5th episode of “A Bite of China” (which translated literally means “China on the Tip of the Tongue”, Sun 2012), a documentary on China's great food culture which makes a big sensation these days. At the same time, today's supper, a cup of ramen noodles, is being cooked in the microwave oven.

The Bosom Serpent Legend Through History: How The Legend Changes To Address Modern Anxieties

Most Bosom Serpent legends begin in the same way: a person mysteriously becomes sick and complains that it feels like something is squirming around inside of them. Then, the patient goes to the doctor and explains that they believe a live animal is inside of them. The doctor does not believe the patient and sends them home.