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Lyrical Toxicity: The Rap World

In a study conducted by Italian music data company Musixmatch, it was concluded that around 1 in 47 words in rap songs are of profane nature, adding up to an average of 10 curse words per song. The closest following genre by profanity was heavy metal with an average of 1 in 352 words, an immense difference. What is this marriage between rap and…

Digital Discussions Episode 8

Episode 8: Parasimp This the eighth episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. As the host of this episode, Cosima brings up the now well-discussed topic of parasocial relationships. We discuss our own favourite parasocial relationships, their possible harmful or helpful aspects and how it should be defined in these…

Plurilingual parliament, how does it work?

By Marcel Beentjes, student French language and culture Good morning everyone! Today I am going to talk about the European Parliament. I will first give you an introduction and after that I would like to focus on the communication in this parliament. I will finish with a comparison. So, what is the European Parliament? And what does it do? “The European Parliament…