A new study has found that when reviewers were told the author of a legal brief was black they consistently rated the piece lower in quality and identified more errors than its identical counterpart. Evan Soltas, writing for Vox, has more:
Arin N. Revees, the president of Nextions and the author of the study, argues that the implicit racism happened because reviewers take the racial information she provided as a cue for how they should judge the work. When the author is supposed to be white, reviewers excused errors as out of haste or inexperience. They commented that the author "has potential" and was "generally a good writer but needs to work on" some skills. When the author is...
Authorities alleged that Inserra, despite collecting disability, continued to perform as the frontman of Brooklyn-based Cousin Sleaze. Photos of performances from April 2011 show him "repeatedly moving his arms in a punching motion" and "violently flailing his arm in an up-and-down motion," a criminal complaint said.
Due to the current political climate of Russia and Ukraine, The National will be canceling their upcoming shows in Kiev, St. Petersburg, and Moscow.
Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region, we are sad to report that we have decided to cancel our shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev this summer. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase. We remain hopeful of coming to play for you in the future and we sincerely hope this current instability resolves in a positive, democratic and peaceful way. Take care of yourselves and we hope to see you soon.
This is clearly just another case of a millionaire celebrity, desperate for a hobby, shamelessly regurgitating misinformation and myths that fringe animal-rights groups have been pushing for years. In the future, I would urge Mr. Morrissey to consider the impact that his ignorant and inflammatory statements have on the livelihoods of thousands of hard-working men and women in rural communities.
Aaron Freeman (known as Gene Ween of Ween) has announced that he has a new band - Freeman. The new band will release their debut self-titled album on July 22nd via Partisan Records. Head to the replies to stream the group's first single, "(For A While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like A Man."
01) Covert Discretion
02) The English And Western Stallion
03) (For A While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like a Man
04) El Shaddai
05) Black Bush
06) Gimme One More
07) More Than the World
08) All The Way To China
09) Golden Monkey
10) Delicate Green
11) There Is A Form
12) I Know A Girl
St. Paul & The Broken Bones released their new music video for their track called "Call Me" yesterday, which you can find in the replies. I guarantee this is the best thing you haven't listened to all week.
This morning, James Franco was a guest on ABC's "The View" and revealed that Kanye West actually called him and Seth Rogan concerning their "Bound 2" parody video, asking the pair to perform it at his wedding. It doesn't seem like it will actually be happening, but it's the thought that counts.
"Kim loved the video, and we didn't hear back from Kanye, so we kind of felt like 'he's not bashing us, but he probably hates it but he's not going to say anything.' But then two weeks ago, we got a call from Kanye. Seth and I were on the phone. We thought he was just going to let us have it. But he loved it! And I'm pretty sure I can say it now because I'm pretty sure it's not going to...
Tokyo Police Club have been performing covers throughout their Forcefield tour stops with the tag #coverfromtheroad. Check out their cover of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" here. You can check out their remaining tour dates and the rest of the covers over on their Facebook page.
Tonight we're happy to welcome Equal Vision Records' I The Mighty to the website to chat with us! If you hit the replies you can chat with the band about their current happenings, tour-life, and much more.
Update: Chat is now over! Huge thanks to the band for hanging out with us today.
Hawthorne Heights have announce the first batch of U.S. dates for their The Silence in Black and White 10 Year Anniversary World Tour. On My Honor will provide support. Check out the dates in the replies.
A song by the elusive and mysterious producer BOOTS, who many agree was behind the best songs on Beyonce's latest album, has released a new song, titled "Dreams," featuring the singer. Check it out in the replies. You can buy the track online right here, and all proceeds will be going to the Day One charity.
Today we're excited to bring you a stream of a new True Holland song. It's taken from their upcoming The Year of September EP and it ought to appeal to fans of Jimmy Eat World or Weezer. Hit the replies to watch "Always Dying."
Augustana's new record, Life Imitating Life, comes out today and we have an extensive interview with Daniel Layus about it. Check it out here.
I think that sincerity is the thing I wanted to zero in on because thatís my biggest strength, I believe. Itís not going to be delivering a perfect vocal in perfect pitch, all those things. Itís going to be the perfect amount of sincerity. Thatís what I was shooting for, and luckily if thatís the goal, itís all within you. Youíre able to dig up that sincerity and that authenticity very easily if you really mean it.