Tag Archives: Celebrity Culture

The Final 24: Nicole Brown Simpson

Source:The New Democrat  “Vibrant, funny, and beautiful, Nicole Brown Simpson appears to have it all. With loads of money, a great body, and two adorable children, the ex-wife of football legend O.J. Simpson is living the Hollywood dream. In 24 … Continue reading

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The Atlantic: Opinion- Olgan Khazan: ‘ Why It Was Easier to Be Skinny in the 1980s’

Source:The New Democrat  “There’s a meme aimed at Millennial catharsis called “Old Economy Steve.” It’s a series of pictures of a late-70s teenager, who presumably is now a middle-aged man, that mocks some of the messages Millennials say they hear … Continue reading

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TED: Joseph G. Levitt- ‘How Craving Attention Makes You Less Creative’

Source:The New Democrat  “Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten more than his fair share of attention from his acting career. But as social media exploded over the past decade, he got addicted like the rest of us — trying to gain followers … Continue reading

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The New Criterion: William F. Buckley- ‘Who’s He: A Review of Snobbery The American Version’

Source:The New Democrat  “Joseph Epstein’s new book about snobbery1 ends up being a book about Joseph Epstein, which is perfectly okay—provided one is Joseph Epstein. Another’s book about snobbery, displaying the author’s biography, his likes and dislikes, suspicions, affections, affectations, … Continue reading

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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  “On the 50th anniversary of her death, a look back by a Broadway actor at what a generation of stars (and Kardashians) owes the shrewd and extravagant trailblazer.” From The Hollywood Reporter “Movie star, pin-up queen, nightclub performer … 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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