sociology http://kuow.org en Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What http://kuow.org/post/six-words-ask-who-i-am-not-what <em>This month NPR begins a series of occasional conversations about <a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">The Race Card Project</a>, where people can submit their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Thousands of people have shared their six-word stories and every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into the trove of six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for </em>Morning Edition<em>. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:29:00 +0000 editor 9654 at http://kuow.org Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What Dad's 'Donkey Kong' Hack Recasts Female As Hero For Daughter http://kuow.org/post/dads-donkey-kong-hack-recasts-female-hero-daughter <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeXDNg7scyU</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:38:00 +0000 editor 9634 at http://kuow.org Dad's 'Donkey Kong' Hack Recasts Female As Hero For Daughter The 'Nasty Effect': How Comments Color Comprehension http://kuow.org/post/nasty-effect-how-comments-color-comprehension At its best, the Web is a place for unlimited exchange of ideas. But Web-savvy news junkies have known for a long time that reader feedback can often turn nasty. Now a <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcc4.12009/full">study in the <em>Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication</em> </a>suggests that rude comments on articles can even change the way we interpret the news.<p>"It's a little bit like the Wild West. The trolls are winning," says Dominique Brossard, co-author of the study on the so-called nasty effect. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:01:00 +0000 NPR Staff 9559 at http://kuow.org The 'Nasty Effect': How Comments Color Comprehension Five Minutes Onstage At Ignite Seattle http://kuow.org/post/five-minutes-onstage-ignite-seattle <p></p><p>If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? That's the premise of <a href="http://www.igniteseattle.com/">Ignite Seattle</a>, a regular worldwide event where presenters get five minutes and 20 slides to get a point across. Speakers at this month's event touch on a variety of topics, including viral videos, online dating and how to give up cheese. Ignite Seattle 19 took place at Town Hall on February 20, 2013.</p><p>The talk was moderated by The Seattle Times columnist Monica Guzman.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 9053 at http://kuow.org Five Minutes Onstage At Ignite Seattle Intersectional Friendships: Debunking Stereotypes About Odd Couples http://kuow.org/post/intersectional-friendships-debunking-stereotypes-about-odd-couples <p></p><p><a href="http://myweb.lmu.edu/amuraco/">Anna Muraco</a> calls the relationships between gay men and straight women, and straight men and gay women, "intersectional friendships." By interviewing many intersectional friendships, Muraco found the stereotypical reason these relationships are formed is false and limiting in the way we view family, friendship and social norms. Muraco spoke at the University Book Store on January 16, 2013.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 7120 at http://kuow.org Intersectional Friendships: Debunking Stereotypes About Odd Couples Seattle's History In 25 Objects http://kuow.org/post/seattles-history-25-objects <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What do a burned glue pot, a vintage cardigan and a Starbucks coffee cup share in common? In this case, each represents a chapter in Seattle's history. Inspired by the BBC's </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ahow/all" style="line-height: 1.5;">A History of the World In 100 Objects</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>,</em> we reached out to local museum curators, artifact owners, writers and historians to help us narrow down a list of 25 objects that tell Seattle’s story. Writer and author&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Knute</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berger and </span><a href="http://www.mohai.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">MOHAI</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> historian Lorraine </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McConaghy&nbsp;join us for a look into the past.</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7361 at http://kuow.org Seattle's History In 25 Objects