“Karen” is the name given to a stereotypical type of individual: entitled, prone to complaining, self-absorbed, and lately, anti-vaccine (or anti-science in general). Although the name is a recent phenomenon, this stereotype has existed for decades. An example from history was Mary Mallon, aka “Typhoid Mary”. An asymptomatic carrier, she refused to let the government test her for typhoid and continued working as a cook despite the warnings. Due to her stubbornness, she infected at least 121 people with the disease, of which five died. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here