Vocal Fry — Have You Noticed?

From Science Magazine: Have you noticed this? A curious vocal pattern has crept into the speech of young adult women who speak American English: low, creaky vibrations, also called vocal fry. Pop singers, such as Britney Spears, slip vocal fry into their music as a way to reach low notes and add style. Now, a [Read More...]

Practice vs. Orthodoxy

From Julian Baggini: It is commonly said that praxis is more important than orthodox beliefs, but Baggini’s own surveys reveal otherwise. This helps, he says, to evaluate what the new atheists and what the inter-faith folks are claiming. So what is the headline finding? It is that whatever some might say about religion being more [Read More...]


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