“Secretary’s Day” And Social Control

How does "culture" control us? In her book Talk of Love, Ann Swidler argues that culture has the power to shape our behavior even when we do not internalize the cultural narratives to which we are exposed. She uses Secretary's Day, or Administrative Professional's Day if you're being politically correct, as an example. » 4/29/11 2:05pm 4/29/11 2:05pm

The Female Praying Mantis Was Framed!

Bug lovers will recall that the female praying mantis cannibalizes the head of her sexual partner upon mating. Turns out this may not entirely accurate. » 12/01/10 2:20pm 12/01/10 2:20pm