How would you put together a reading list that helps answer the question "how do Americans' present-day struggles for wellness, independence, and community compare to humans who've lived in other places and times in the ethnographic record?" [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish
on Dec 26, 2013 -
“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election”
Why is there an apparent apathy of political participation in America, and to extend it a bit, how come voting turn-out is higher in some countries in others even if the countries in comparison are both recognized liberal democracies?
posted by espada0
on Mar 10, 2011 -
Can anyone help me find an audio version of the Singalong Sound of Music with the audience participation included in the recording? I am not looking for a short clip (the only things I've managed to find so far) but rather, the entire show. Thanks.
posted by Sully
on Jul 22, 2009 -
I'm 30 years old, in the UK, and I want to start playing a team sport. Probably rugby. I haven't kicked a ball in anger since I was 15, and I wasn't very good at it even then. (I am reasonably fit though - I jog.)
How does someone like me get (back) into team sport, and am I likely to enjoy it, or will I just find myself frustrated?
posted by ascullion
on Jan 8, 2009 -
Finding Job Hunters : I need to get 30-50 job hunters to talk to me about their job searches. I've tried recruiting in all the obvious (to me) places, but I'm not having much luck. I need ideas on how/where to find job hunters and what i can do to encourage participation. [MI]
posted by duck
on Dec 22, 2004 -