Tag Archives: Celebrity Culture

Big Think: Kurt Andersen- ‘Why America Confuses Fantasy For Reality- Celebrity, Hollywood & Disneyland

Source:The New Democrat  “The start of the 20th century was the birth of a strange new reality in the United States. The advent of the moving image, of Hollywood and sudden celebrity, caused a quantum shift in how Americans thought … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Reporter: Erik Liberman- Jayne Mansfield: The First Reality Star?

Source: The New Democrat Jayne Mansfield as the first reality star? Well, their several answers that I could give to that. One, reality star or reality TV, those terms didn’t come into American culture until the late 1990s. Jayne Mansfield, … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Daniela Sherer- It’s Good To Be Rebel

Source: The New Democrat I start off this piece arguing that it’s good to be a rebel, but I would add as long as you’re doing it for the right reasons. For example, I wouldn’t recommend going to a country … Continue reading

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Consensus 44: Oliver Wilson- Social Media: ‘Addictive, Frustrating But Here To Stay’

Source: Consensus 44: Oliver Wilson- Social Media: ‘Addictive, Frustrating But Here To Stay’ “Social media: addictive, frustrating but here to stay.” I could leave it at what Oliver Wilson said in his blog post, but as a blogger myself I feel … Continue reading

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Anders Jacobson: George Carlin- On Some Cultural Issues

Source: The New Democrat I like George Carlin’s point about motivation because it would be one thing if you had someone advising to do the right thing because of these reasons and they know what they’re talking about because they … Continue reading

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The Newman Group: ‘Think Before You Speak Because You Can’t Hit Rewind, Mr. Trump’

Source: The New Democrat I don’t want to make this too much about Donald Trump. God knows ( if there is one ) that this blog has written about President Trump a lot the last couple of weeks ( not … Continue reading

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Investigation Discovery: Jodi Arias- The Missing Pieces

Source: The New Democrat If you look at Jodi Arias who was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2012, if you just look at her on the surface and seeing her for the first time physically, I think … Continue reading

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