What A Picture Is Worth

Recently, a friend of mine posed a question to me about the phenomenon of photo sharing that we see running rampant on / with apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.  He wanted to understand why we do it and what I make of this new mainstream ritual and what we as humans get out … Continue reading What A Picture Is Worth

NYC: As Seen On TV

New York is one of the most iconic American cities: known around the globe as a cultural nerve center.  Manhattan and it's surrounding buroughs don't just house a disproportionate amount the nation's hippest, most creative, and richest citizens.  It also is home to the some of the grittiest, most neurotic, and shockingly average. There is … Continue reading NYC: As Seen On TV

Chic-Fil-A Doesn’t Want Gays To Get Married: But Can I Stil Eat Thier Sammiches?

What an interesting dilemma the folks at Chick-Fil-A have put consumers in.  They have publicly expressed a very polarizing point of view on social hot-topic:  Gay Marriage. In case you haven't heard: they are not in the equal rights camp. Rather, the CEO of the company has come out publicly on several occasions letting America … Continue reading Chic-Fil-A Doesn’t Want Gays To Get Married: But Can I Stil Eat Thier Sammiches?

Proving Anthropologists Have A Sense of Humor – Or At Least Putting It In Context

As the dialogue on the American Anthropological Association LinkedIn forum continues (was intended to be, in part, a shameless plug for my blog but ended up driving more commentary than viewers...which is more than i really could have asked for),  I thought I would share some updates. The question I posed was "do anthropologists take … Continue reading Proving Anthropologists Have A Sense of Humor – Or At Least Putting It In Context

The Beach Merch Graveyard For Unfortunate Fads

For those pop culture enthusiasts out there, if you've ever thought "where can I get a good retrospective on the worst of the worst fads that were so bad I might have forgotten them", then rack your brain no more. Rather, slip on your flip flops and Ron Jon t shirt and head to the … Continue reading The Beach Merch Graveyard For Unfortunate Fads

Is creativity the new mid-life crisis?

With quest rapidly approaching their mid thirties and having grown up in a hyper-scheduled race-to-achievement culture, only to enter the workforce at a time of recession and just in time to see their parent's lifetimes of investments collapse like a box of rocks, I have 2 predictions: 1. They will suffer early-onset mid-life crises 2. … Continue reading Is creativity the new mid-life crisis?