Apart from the oral tradition, the main similarities between traditional Native American and African musical styles are the use of vocals and the types of instruments utilized. The primary instrument group used in both types of music is percussion. Drums, … Continue reading Rhythm and Culture
As a fun little project, I used a list ranking Hip Hop artists by lyrical ability and compared it to another list ranking famous geniuses and used it to compile a list of “Hip-Hop IQ Scores”. 1. Rakim – 210 … Continue reading Hip-Hop IQ Scores
Citizen journalism has redefined the concept of what it means to be a journalist. Through the advent of new and exponential advances in technology, the general sense of journalistic responsibility has been redistributed away from the sources of conventional media … Continue reading Citizen Journalism & You
Abstract Male body ideals have been historically neglected in favor of female body ideals. Male body ideals have their origins in the sculpture and artwork of Greek and Renaissance artists. In addition to classical influences, modern media has added a … Continue reading How Male Body Ideal Has Changed in the United States Since the 1960’s
What Effect Does Personality Have on the Perception of Body Image in University Students? Abstract The purpose of this research is to identify a correlation between Extraversion and Body image Satisfaction, as well as the effect of current enrollment in … Continue reading Personality and Body Image
This was another response to an answer request to me on Quora. Why don’t I believe in an Abrahamic God? This is all my opinion, but this is how I frame my denial of an unquestioning acceptance of an Abrahamic … Continue reading Why don’t Atheists believe in the Abrahamic God?
Labels and slander have been used as a form of control amongst different groups of people, probably as long as people have been using words for communication. Post-civil war America can be seen as a great example of this. Many … Continue reading Propaganda and the Reconstruction
I can’t change who I am – nobody can. I am a victim of circumstance, but avictim is something I can never let myself become. The second you let yourself become a victim, your personal growth ceases, movement decreases, and … Continue reading I Am Luther, By Creation
Poverty in modern America can understood as a new type of subculture. Through the use of pop culture, ideologies based upon strength in hardship and glamour through material fronting have developed a different face for modern Americans. A feeling of … Continue reading Poverty and Subculture
I was never stationed on a carrier or a submarine, so I only dealt with “Nukes” (Navy Nuclear Engineers) while on liberty. The impression that I gleaned from these encounters was a sailor that was either very arrogant or completely burnt out. I spent many nights at “sailor town” bars and had many awkward encounters. I once told by one Nuke that I would never get paid as much as him; the lack of social awareness was astounding. In another instance a sailor stated: “we’re Nukes, we’re smarter than you”, while leaving a bar. There were exceptions though; one of … Continue reading How Are Navy Nukes Viewed In The Navy?