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When Tribal Art Meets McDonalds

Now, this is some really funny stuff two artists from England have produced: "In a darkened, hushed hall, pools of light illuminate painted wooden masks, stuck through with fetish nails, decorated with shells and goats' heads. They appear authentic until you notice the McDonald's logo everywhere. A burger as a primeval deity; a cult statue with the evil clown face of Ronald McDonald", reports The Guardian. And also The Telegraph. Charles Saatchi, the most influential collector of modern art in Britain, paid £1 million for the sculpures. Too bad the real tribal artist didn't have the idea! The objects of the gallery can be seen online hat the web page of the White Cube Gallery, London.

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South Pacifics Ritual Bungee Jumping

National Geographic reports about the Naghol Land Diving Ritual in Pentecost Island. Via Anthropology in the News

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How to Read and Understand Old Handwritings?

If someone (like me) is doing anthropological research in old travel journals, conqueror letters or missionary/ethnographer notes, he may have trouble with the original sources. How to read the old hand writings? How to understand them? The University of Zürich provides a great online course which will probably be very helpful. The NZZ reports about it.

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Spiderman doesn't dance allone anymore

I wish we had as many contributors as Spiderman fellow dancers :-)

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