Emily Vinson

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16 Signs That You May be a Conscious Minded Hippy

The hippy era was a time of spiritual awakening and freedom from conformity. Hippies were known to go against the grain of society’s expectations, …

Spirituality

Graffiti, The Iliad, and why art helps us laugh in the face of death

Jenny Valentine on why art has the power to save and change us, from reading The Iliad via a wall in Falmouth to Yves Klein’s Fire Colour One<p>There’s a quote at the very beginning of my new book Fire Colour One. My husband Alex took a photo of some graffiti on the Falmouth seafront and a clever …

Here Lies My Thoughts (or: The Sociology of Cemeteries)

I like to take a walk in the morning. It's very relaxing. No music, no audiobooks, no distractions -- just me and a dozen or so government drones circling above. Lately, my walks have taken me through a nearby cemetery.<p>I'm not sure what the difference is between cemeteries and graveyards. I think …

Miranda Lambert

Because I’m a Sociologist....

By Peter KaufmanWhat happens to you when you study sociology? Do you see the world differently? Do you find yourself analyzing and interpreting …

Social Sciences

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