My third yearly article about the Eurovision Song Contest, where I argue that the contest is set up in a way that maximizes return on investment in terms of meaning experienced in context vs. real world meaning out of context. Read more (17 min, 4300 words).
In the second annual Everything Studies article about the Eurovision Song Contest, I analyze all the votes from the last twelve years to find out whether "block voting” is the result of similar tastes. Read more (10 min, 2600 words)
Listening to music in a language you don’t understand creates a different experience. Without the meaning distracting you, you’re able to appreciate the actual sounds more.Read more (400 words)
An explanation of why I love the gaudy spectacle that is the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s pure, unadulterated fun on the surface, and a rich, complex culture underneath. Its history and structure mirrors the society in which it exists.Read more (3800 words)