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Posts Tagged ‘celebrity

Somebody Died

July 25, 2009

The death of Michael Jackson in mid-2009 followed shortly that of Farrah Fawcett, creating an embarrassment of unbalanced attention to two icons of American celebrity. Somebody died, then another Somebody, and therein lies a silly truth about celebrity in our time. And this is perilous territory: remarks critical of the idols of popular culture means […]

Hail to the Chief Celebrity

February 1, 2009

The election of a president occasions a celebrity event called an Inauguration. In the case of the accession of a black person is an anomaly but does not mean that America is now free of racist tendencies. The GOP got its knickers all in a twist as Obama gathered admirers here and all over the […]