Posts tagged "celebrity"

Celebrity Reaction to Osama’s Death, And Its Dangers

I am embarassed to admit this (really quite embarrassed) but I learned about Osama Bin laden's assasination from Paris Hilton. I fell asleep at 10 pm on Sunday night and when I woke up in the morning I rolled over and opened my Twitter feed. There it was: @ParisHilton: Just landed back in LA, so happy...

The Duty of Ritual Obeisance

From Lewis Lapham's introduction to the Celebrity issue of Latham's Quarterly (Winter 2011, p. 16):
In place of the gods who once commanded the heights of Mount Olympus, the media present a repertory company of animated tropes enthroned on a never-ending talk show, anointed with the oil of sweet celebrity, disgorging showers of gold.  It doesn't...