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Jack Kerouac Adler signpost, San Francisco, California. Photo by Dominic Simpson, via Wikimedia Commons.

While the Beat Generation’s influence has waned with time, in Brazil there has been a resurgence of interest in this group of misfits and their values.
Why Brazil, and why now?

Stamp out Racism graffiti, Eblana Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Auigust 2010. Image by Ardfern, via Wikimedia

Tumblr is an interesting place to observe social justice in action. It hosts networks of anti-racist bloggers who resist the everyday racisms they experience. But some people view this anti-racism as inauthentic. Why?

Alexandra administers a wildlife identification test in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Alexandra Sutton.

Kedge Conservation run business training programs in Africa with a view to helping humans and other animals live together. Celia Emmelhainz interviews scientist and founder Alexandra Sutton.

It's a fine line between criminal and saviour. James Dean as Han Solo, by Rabittooth via DeviantArt.

Once a criminal, not always a criminal–but it can be hard to convince society otherwise. Does the “bad boy” stereotype give men an advantage?

Jeremy Meeks mugshot

What does it mean to be a felon and also a pin-up guy? For some, Jeremy Meeks is attractive as a “bad boy,” while for others, he can’t be hot because he’s a criminal. Lindsey Feldman explores the problems with labels.

Kevin Yelvington at work in a Temecula winery, Califorina. Photo courtesy of Kevin.

Studying the wine industry seems like a sweet job. But anthropologist Kevin Yelvington went beyond wine tasting and worked alongside labourers in the vineyards. What did he discover?

A Naira in her natural environment. Photo by Celia Emmelhainz, Kazakhstan, February 2012.

Cultural groups are diverse. Yet one group that has not been studied in all its diversity is the Nairarbi, an information-working caste scattered through many societies in the modern world.

A dog all rugged up for cold weather. Photo by 玄史生, via Wikimedia Commons.

Love dogs? In Vancouver, you may have little choice. In this canine-crazy city, pooch parlours reign supreme, dogs slobber over food in supermarkets, and they are even allowed in the doctor’s surgery. It’s not just a matter of personal preference, it’s a culture.

Football street art in Porto, Portugal. Photo by Wegmann, via Wikimedia Commons.

Brazilians and millions of people from around the world love the Jogo Bonito. How can they enjoy the games when they are now aware of their dark side?

Coffee with an emotional connection. Photo by Ashleee (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

The Well Coffeehouse is turning coffee into “living water” by donating profits to build wells. The customers are the congregation, and the register is the donation-basket. But is it making consumption meaningful?