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When Hortense Powdermaker Studied Hollywood

This anthropologist's research on contemporary American society probes the tensions between business and art in the film world.
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How Language and Climate Connect

While we’re losing biological diversity, we’re also losing linguistic and cultural diversity at the same time. This is no coincidence.
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The Language of Your Love Life

Pet names and baby talk between lovers can be cringe-worthy and even incriminating. So why do couples use such lovey-dovey language?
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New Graduates’ Favorite JSTOR Articles

When JSTOR saved the day...Recent college grads remember the articles that helped them with their research before graduation.
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Navigating Traumatic Events Online

We need to approach our online conversations with an awareness of the different levels of risk and vulnerability each of us bring.
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Everyone’s a Curator

Should the term curator be used broadly or narrowly? Can it cover professional museum curators as well as Pinterest boards?
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On Men and Women’s Public Speech

What we call “eloquence” in public speech is, essentially, code for values associated with masculinity. 
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The Linguistics of Mass Persuasion: How Politicians Make “Fetch” Happen (Part I)

Inspired by the Gretchen famous line in the film Mean Girls, Chi Luu explores how politicians mobilize language to sway public opinion.
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How Forensic Techniques Aid Archaeology

Scientific methods such as the DNA testing are associated with forensic science, but they are just as useful for archaeology as for criminology.