Keeping up with contemporary philosophy can be difficult for people who are not dedicated to it. Which is why I am happy to share news about The Stone over at the New York Times. As they describe it:
(The Stone is) A forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless. The series moderator is Simon Critchley, who teaches philosophy at The New School for Social Research.
I read a number of good essays there. The ideas can be challenging, but the language used is not. Well worth checking out.
Ok, this is fun: The Vocal Ranges of the Greatest Singers*.
You really want to check out the site using your desktop: you don’t get to appreciate the site as well on your phone.
I found some of it surprising, though not all of it. Barry White is obviously well represented in the low end, and Mariah Carey is well represented in the high end. And while some singers don’t perform in a wide range, that’s no reflection on their singing ability (ahem, Aretha).
I also added an asterisk because people familiar with singers from the opera world would argue that all these pop singers are not truly the greatest.
But like I said, it’s just fun. Enjoy.