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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Jackson

Crime Pays: Imagine That

July 27, 2011

    There was a time, we thought, that the good guys got the bad guys. Justice, it seemed, was swift and fair. Punishment, we imagined, fit the crime. The cell door slammed and that was that.     Where did it end? With corrupt or lenient judges? With the dumbing-down of jury panels? No, it had […]

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 […]