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The Musics of Michel Leiris

The Musics of Michel Leiris

Richard Sieburth— Autobiography and autofiction are all the rage in France, viz. Annie Ernaux’s recent Nobel Prize.  Anticipating this trend, ex-surrealist Michel Leiris devoted much of his literary career to… READ MORE

Finding a Genetic Hybrid

Finding a Genetic Hybrid

Tom Higham— Monday 22 June 2015 at 9:10 am. One of the great moments of my life. I was in one of the laboratories at the Research Lab for Archaeology… READ MORE

Landscapes of Creation

Landscapes of Creation

Anthony Aveni— Where did it all come from? What are we doing here? What will happen to us?  There’s Genesis—a creation story (actually, an amalgam of stories) told in the… READ MORE

There Are No Non-Believers

There Are No Non-Believers

Agustín Fuentes— We all believe. But we are not all religious. Belief is an evolved capacity that incorporates our neurobiology, our behavior, our cultures, our histories, our individual development and… READ MORE

Against the “Ascent of Man”

Against the “Ascent of Man”

James C. Scott— Historical humankind has been mesmerized by the narrative of progress and civilization as codified by the first great agrarian kingdoms. As new and powerful societies, they were… READ MORE

Ep. 39 – The History of Fishing

Ep. 39 – The History of Fishing

A look at the history of fishing from ancient civilizations to modern times and the problems caused by overfishing. YaleUniversity · Ep. 39 – The History of Fishing

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