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
The future of media and journalism –particularly in the western nations – has two very plausible futures. Either the new forms of “social” media will replace the current corporations and adopt the same type of practices as the current media … Continue reading A Divisive Future
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
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
Nobility is largely a result of military conquest, and military conquest is the result of tyrants. Military leaders as intellectuals is a relatively new concept. Previously, the alpha was simply the strongest member of a group. Charlemagne was illiterate and … Continue reading Historically, Have The Nobility Been More Intelligent?
In Japan, both genders tend to comport themselves in a manner that would be considered somewhat feminine and timid by Western standards, as that is what is considered “cool”. On a train, a group of teenagers will often sound like … Continue reading What Are Teenagers Like In Japan