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No Beard, No King!

AMSTERDAM — There’s a new king in town in nearly a century. Queen Beatrix, who took the throne for 33 years, has formally abdicated. She is now a 75-year-old princess, and Willem-Alexander, her son, is the new King. Argentina-born wife Maxima will be the new Queen. “Now that my oldest »

The hut I stayed in during my two week homestay near Lake Natron.

Debating the Dead Cow: Seeing Tanzanians Through Facebook

As a teenage boy from the Midwestern United States, I decided to do a semester abroad in Tanzania because I was looking for an adventure. After spending some time there, I found that the story that had been constructed for me was overly simplified – Tanzania was not Africa; it »

Different humorous chicken and goat memes found on the Ugandan web. Images compiled by Samuel Kamugisha.

The Chickens and Goats of Uganda’s Internet

Editor’s Note: This is a reblog of the Civic Beat co-founder An Xiao Mina’s post on Ethnography Matters. In my first week in Uganda, I was scheduled to give a lecture at a local university, discussing memes and civic life in China. I used a modified version of a talk I’d given »