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In over my head

My girlfriend has etiquette and class - I don't. Help! [more inside]
posted by TheDukeofLancaster on Feb 9, 2010 - 29 answers

De-constructing 'code' (picking apart its assumptions)

De-constructing 'code': I am looking for philosophical (from W. Benjamin through to post-structuralism and beyond) examinations of 'code'. That both includes the assumptions contained in the word 'code' and any actual objects or subjects that code is connected to - including, but not limited to: computer programming, cyphers, linguistics, genetics etc. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Feb 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Get me out of my comfort zone - at least a little ways...

Travelfilter: what country/region should I visit next? I have a week or so for a trip that I would like to take sometime this spring. I'll be traveling alone and I want to keep it to a relatively tight budget. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Jan 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Looking for date ideas in Toronto

Somebody please give me a great idea for a charming date in Toronto! (Bonus points for something happening this weekend) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Soy gringa... Or not.

Is it a bad thing to call oneself a "gringa" (if one is indeed a caucasian American female) when speaking with Latinos? (context inside) [more inside]
posted by amyms on Jan 20, 2010 - 27 answers

One night in the Bay Area ...

You and have just landed at Oakland International Airport. It's 6 pm on a weeknight. Your next flight leaves in the morning. You have one night in the Bay Area and no interest in touristy stuff. You want to spend the evening exploring unusual, unknown and/or beautiful places. Where do you go? [more inside]
posted by dacoit on Jan 16, 2010 - 12 answers

How can I get more out of my reading life?

I spend a lot of time reading for both work and pleasure yet I have a hard time translating this to my everyday life, for example being able to remember key quotes or even retaining main points of books I have read. Do people here have any tips for retaining and utilizing content read in books, especially novels? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Jan 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Military Bratology

Military Brat Filter: Explain a military brat childhood to someone who grew up in a touchy-feely liberal household that never moved once. I’m looking for either long-form articles or personal stories. How often did you move? What were the things you learned? Did you have coping mechanisms? What were the bases like? How has it affected you as an adult? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Vancouver, show me what you've got!

Hello, Vancouver! I will be in your city this weekend, and am looking for fun things to do and awesome places to hang out. I'm thinking of arriving New Years Day and leaving Saturday afternoon, but if there are fun things to do NYE, I would love to spend NYE there. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Sing It Slant

I am curious about karaoke musicians. What I mean by that is that I have noticed that a lot of karaoke music are re-creations of the original recordings. I am interested in the business, process, and culture of the musicians who re-create that music. We often get articles from reporters "embedded" in the entourage of a popular touring band - I was hoping that someone might recommend a feature article or book about the lives of these *ahem* unsung musicians. Thanks!
posted by Sully on Dec 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Recommend some cookbooks that are also history books.

Recommend some cookbooks that are also history books. [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Dec 21, 2009 - 27 answers

I wipe my own ass!

What are children of different cultures expected to learn to do independantly at different ages? [more inside]
posted by alona on Dec 6, 2009 - 8 answers

cultures in transition, over time

Looking for writing on how cultures/nations/tribes handled, fared, cope/d with alien influences. In the past or now, ongoing. [more inside]
posted by ebesan on Dec 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Pop Culture Call and Response?

Is there a word or a term for a pop-culture handshake? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Dec 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Marriage gifts for coworkers in India

Help me find excellent wedding gifts for my coworkers in India! [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Dec 3, 2009 - 8 answers

1950s hidden camera footage?

Does anyone have "hidden camera" footage of people from the 1950s and before having candid conversations? When they're giving prepared/on-camera remarks in any footage I watch, people seem very very stilted - like unskilled actors. I'm wondering if this was just the style of the "public voice" at the time, or if people actually talked to each other in day to day conversations this way [more inside]
posted by crayz on Nov 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Developing excellent academic general knowledge.

Developing excellent academic general knowledge. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Nov 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Mocking School Lunch in the Movies

When was the first time "school lunch" was ridiculed in a movie (most likely a teen flick) or a TV show? We're currently producing a documentary on school lunch, and we know that there was a cultural shift in how school lunch was perceived (great social achievement to grotesque laughingstock). If you can help us identify the first instance of this shift in popular culture, we'll give you a film credit.
posted by jacknose on Nov 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Help, I feel culturally patronised

My boyfriend's mother keeps trying to rename me and I find it offensive, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by Xianny on Nov 18, 2009 - 76 answers

Proper culture for soy yoghourt

Trying to make my own vegan soy yoghourt from scratch, I ended up with an uncultured mess. Please advise on proper microbial use, or improvements upon whatever else it was that I mucked up. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Nov 18, 2009 - 8 answers

What songs stand up at cultural markers?

What songs capture a snapshot in time or define an era? Not necessarily the most popular song of the day, but one that is a true marker of a specific time. [more inside]
posted by smelvis on Nov 11, 2009 - 40 answers

Examples, real of fictional, of food being framed as elitist or snobby?

I'm working on a video project about the backlash to Obama mentioning the price of arugula at Whole Foods. Can you think of any other examples, real of fictional, of food being framed as elitist or snobby? [more inside]
posted by loping on Nov 8, 2009 - 35 answers

Where is the most bountiful font of 'hipster cribs' stories?

Where is the most bountiful font of 'hipster cribs' stories? [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Nov 4, 2009 - 23 answers

What if the world was a glorious donut?

If I'm sitting on the terraformed surface of a Culture orbital, what does the horizon look like? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Oct 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me understand America.

Americans: if you had to represent the USA with only three things, what would they be? [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong on Oct 22, 2009 - 96 answers

Por favor: help me find "cultural immersion" podcasts

I used to enjoy a podcast titled "Josh in Japan" produced by an ordinary guy living in Japan who talked about his daily experiences adjusting to Japanese culture. I am looking for other podcasts in this vein. [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Oct 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Comfort foods for the sick around the world?

What are different cultures' versions of comfort foods that are prepared for people who are sick and feeling under the weather? [more inside]
posted by illenion on Oct 15, 2009 - 67 answers

Forget about a vacation, I want to challenge my worldview!

Help me spend 5 non-traditional days in Egypt! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Oct 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Smile!

Are there any cultures in which a smile is not an expression of happiness? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Oct 14, 2009 - 17 answers

Soch. Programs studying us and me

What are some sociology phd programs where I would be supported in (where research is already being done) studying the interaction between social-psycology (micro-interaction) and culture. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Oct 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me, uh, go Dutch!

I'm half Dutch, but I've never been to The Netherlands. On my first trip there, where should I go, and what should I do, to get a better understanding of contemporary Dutch culture and language? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Oct 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Dating Across a Language Barrier

Dating Across a Language Barrier: Can you share success stories and advice about relationships where you and your partner primarily spoke different languages? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Post-Thatcher, pre-Britpop

London in the early 1990s. (Or, Britain in general). How did it differ from the present day? What were the little, day-to-day differences, the minutiae that was of its time? Any books or resources recommended? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 25, 2009 - 21 answers

Recommendations for good ESL or EFL materials?

Can anyone recommend some good ESL/EFL curriculum materials, both for the child and adult level? Bonus points if they are not so western-centric. [more inside]
posted by wander on Sep 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Who are our Pansexual Icons?

There are gay icons and lesbian icons - are there people who are bisexual/pansexual icons? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 15, 2009 - 47 answers

gauging online community health

What are the five metrics you would use to measure the health* of an online community? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Sep 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Finding the Eye in the Storm

What are your secrets to maintaining sanity in this increasingly connected and busy world? [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Sep 8, 2009 - 43 answers

"Minor chords = sad": Just a Western thing?

Can anyone with good academic-library-fu point me toward an article that argues for cultural differences between how certain keys or chords are interpreted affectively? Specifically, I'm looking for a source for the claim that perceiving minor chords as sad is specifically a Western thing, and that non-Westerners don't perceive minor chords as sad and/or they perceive other types of chords as sad (or whatever). [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send on Sep 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Faith, Hope and Charity

FootballFilter: This is a question of loyalty and etiquette and is aimed to all football (soccer) fans. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Sep 2, 2009 - 29 answers

Let's go to Little Canada!

A few months ago I read about French-Canadian immigration into the U.S. from the 1840s to 1930s. Evidently, some of these immigrants established "Little Canadas." I'd like to learn more about them. [more inside]
posted by Korou on Aug 31, 2009 - 17 answers

Books about Maine?

Suggestions for books on Maine history and culture, non fiction preferred but not a necessity. This would be for a person traveling to Maine in the near future, will be spending time on the coast and in the great north woods.
posted by flummox on Aug 31, 2009 - 15 answers

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties.

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties. [more inside]
posted by klue on Aug 28, 2009 - 14 answers

What books should I read about historical Rome and Venice?

I'm looking for books about Italy, specifically Rome and Venice, and also books set in Rome and/or Venice. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Aug 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Arts and Cultural Appropriation

How have issues of cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and diversity been tackled in art and popular culture? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 17, 2009 - 16 answers

What is the real reason for [X]?

What is the real reason for [X]? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jul 25, 2009 - 42 answers

Nerdy white girl wonders about hip-hop fashion and subcultural stereotypes.

I am curious about different varieties of hip-hop style (basically, the kinds of things I see cool [mostly] black teenagers and young adults wearing). I'm interested in looking at pictures of it (are there street fashion blogs for this kind of thing?) and also in finding out more about the history, origins, and cultural associations of this kind of dress (anything from academic articles to fashion magazines). [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jul 24, 2009 - 13 answers

Cheap nice holiday destinations from London in September?

Cheap holiday for a few brits in their mid-20s? Looking for destination suggestions: somewhere cheap to get to and a little off the beaten track for three lads in September... [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

More podcasts like Ill Doctrine?

I want more podcasts/vidcasts like Ill Doctrine. [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Jul 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Searching for a non fiction book about a move to Ireland which turned out badly.

I'm trying to track down a book which was written in the last 25 years (or so) about an American couple who inherited a house in the west of Ireland. The culture shock and concomitant problems involved with relocation, the house, the weather the people, etc. almost brings them to the point of divorce with each blaming the other for the decision to move. I've searched high and low but could only come up with a similar tome about an Australian couple. Thanks very much for any help.
posted by Tullyogallaghan on Jul 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Are those gosh durned kids really having as much free love as the Tv says?

How accurate are the media portrayals of young people engaging in risky sexual behaviors? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 8, 2009 - 54 answers

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