“The Tchaikovsky Song” is a show-stopping number in the 1941 Broadway musical, Lady in the Dark, music and lyrics by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin. Made famous by Danny Kaye, that venerable mid-century entertainer, the “song” consists simply of Kaye rattling off the names of 50 Russian composers just as fast as he can. […]

Improving the Annual Meeting Workshop Experience

We are changing the way annual meeting workshops will be reviewed and staged, beginning with Denver’s 2015 meeting. Each year, about 300 attendees participate in annual meeting workshops, seeking help with career development and skill building. Costs for staging the workshops have grown, the workshops compete for space with other program events, and participants tell […]

Our Newsletter, the Blogosphere, and the Twitterverse

Idea exchange among our members is central to AAA’s mission, and to this end we publish Anthropology News. AN’s print edition publishes every other month, under the highly capable supervision of Amy Goldenberg, our managing editor. We also update the AN website with six new articles every week.  This material remains in open circulation for […]