An example question:
Genre you don’t really like all that much but gloss over your dislike of so as not to reinforce sexist notions about what kinds of genres girls are into:
d) math rock
Head over the Hairpin to see the whole hilarious and, if you are me, occasionally cringe-inducing quiz.
[For the record, (f).]
Hat tip: Magen.
Kenneth Goldsmith, founder of Ubuweb, in The Wire
(via Bruce Sterling)
A new study analysing lyrics of Billboard Top Ten singles suggests that they are getting more self-centred over time. From an article at Miller-McCune:
The researchers found the use of first-person plural pronouns (we, us, our) declined over the years, while the use of first-person singular pronouns (I, me, mine) increased. Words reflecting anger or antisocial behavior (hate, kill, damn) became more prevalent over the 28-year period.
Conversely, terms depicting social interactions (talking, sharing) became less common, as did the use of words conveying positive emotions (love, nice, sweet). These findings mirror “recent evidence showing increases in U.S. loneliness and psychopathology over time,” the researchers write.
(via Ethan Hein)