Author Archives: Emma Alessandri

Why you can’t just shake it off: the science behind your brain’s love of Taylor Swift

Swift’s latest songs have everything it takes to trap us into a vicious cycle of listening: they are simple, repetitive, and perpetually on the radio

On Weinstein, Italians, and persistent bigotry

Following “slut-shaming” of Weinstein accuser Asia Argento in Italian media, Italian columnist Emma Alessandri explains why we “still have to work on our perception of victims and offenders”.