Thursday, August 26, 2010

Roots of the modern star machine (The National Post, Canada)

Public interest in the famous is particularly insatiable today; consider the proliferation of celebrity magazines and TV shows and the celebrity news in daily papers.

My theory is that celebrities play a crucial role in our collective emotional lives by committing acts that the rest of us can view with disapproval.
Ouch! But a very interesting viewpoint that is investigated with current and past examples by both the article's author, as well as a book that he semi-reviews in the piece (A Short History of Celebrity by Fred Inglis).
Read the full article here.

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