Entries Tagged as 'urban anthropology'

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

An App For Love

By maximizing efficiency, technology has transformed dating into a routine for the acquisition of sex. Love has been, literally, written out of the code for a generation afraid to catch feelings. . . . Death. The future, as per usual, arrived first in Japan. Last year fewer babies were born in Japan than any year on record. […]

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The Last Exit To The Millennium

“Those of us who watched Kids as adolescents,” writes Caroline Rothstein, in her Narrative.ly piece Legends Never Die, “Growing up in an era before iPhones, Facebook, and Tiger Moms, had our minds blown from wherever we were watching–whether it was the Angelika Film Center on the Lower East Side or our parents’ Midwestern basements. We were captivated […]

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Why You’re Wearing Feathers Right Now

Jocelyn Marsh wearing headdress by Tiffa Novoa. Image: Brion Topolski, 2005 Right now all across America there is a feather shortage. In April, The Billings Gazette reported: Jewelry-makers and hairstylists have been snatching up the premium chicken feathers used in standby trout-fly patterns, creating a sudden run on a market that’s ill-prepared for significant fluctuations […]

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Sex, Drugs, & The Internet – Inspired By A True Story

You know those movies about characters trail-blazing the business of some terrible vice? They’re always set in a not-too-distant past, have trailers full of period-specific songs, and include the words “inspired by a true story” on the poster. There’s the initial meteoric rise to power and wealth, followed by a period of unbridled excess — […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

subliminal messages

The latest short film from London Squared Productions. Urban Anthropologists, Andy and Carolyn London interview some of New York City’s more overlooked citizens. Love it!