Category Archives: New York Times

Frames Upon Frames At Collector’s Showroom

Today I went to Diego Salazar Antique Frames in Long Island City, New York.  It’s a place well known in the frame game (Merkelson 2013), but I surprisingly found it hidden among steel-doored warehouses just south of Queens Boulevard.  Having … Continue reading

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What is a collection, and what is collecting?

As a child I had all sorts of collections: stamps, keychains, milk caps (“pogs”), coins, and ice hockey pucks.  As an adult I still have all sorts of collections: rocks and minerals, photographs, books, and museum maps.  And sure enough, … Continue reading

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Repatriation: inevitable conflict, endless debate

Dr. Robert Kelly, an anthropology professor at the University of Wyoming, submitted a short opinion piece (“Bones of Contention,” Dec. 12, 2010) to the New York Times in which he argues for the repeal of the latest NAGPRA Regulations on … Continue reading

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Repatriation: inevitable conflict, endless debate

Photo: Nicholas Merkelson Dr. Robert Kelly, an anthropology professor at the University of Wyoming, submitted a short opinion piece (“Bones of Contention,” Dec. 12, 2010) to the New York Times in which he argues for the repeal of the latest … Continue reading

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African Dance, Heritage on Display in Brooklyn

An interesting cultural heritage article, “So, You Think It’s African Dance?” by Alastair Macaulay, appeared in the Arts section of the New York Times last week (18 May 2010). Macaulay takes as his starting point the upcoming DanceAfrica festival, held annually by the Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Endangered Languages Preserved in New York

In a February post, titled “The Ethnosphere and Our Common Culture,” Culture in Peril referred to a Wade Davis lecture in which he remarked on the conspicuous daily extinction of languages. Davis notes that of the roughly 6500 to 7000 languages … Continue reading

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Biologist’s View on Species and "Wide worldview"

Culture in Peril would like to plug the latest blog post by Hannah at Culturing Science. Hidden in a very well-researched scientific discussion of central Californian salamanders and invasive species, Hannah considers the biological definition of species: “For sexually reproducing organisms, a … Continue reading

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