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The Road Back for Pariahs

The Road Back for Pariahs

It is hard to know how much of his tongue was in his cheek when Politico’s Jack Shafer penned “The Sex Pariah’s 6-Step Guide to Rehabilitation.” Yet the questions he addresses in the wake of Weinstein and Lauer and O’Reilly (and so many others) are both serious and timely: once the pariahs have served their […]

Another Week Ends: AKB48, More Super Bowl, Seeing Cézanne, Failed Rehab, Humanity According to <i>30 Rock</i>, Presumption vs Grace, and Creepy Lance Armstrong

Another Week Ends: AKB48, More Super Bowl, Seeing Cézanne, Failed Rehab, Humanity According to 30 Rock, Presumption vs Grace, and Creepy Lance Armstrong

1. In the “mea culpa” world this past week, Minami Minegishi of the hit Japanese band AKB48 was publicly lambasted and forced to apologize on YouTube, where people have watched her tearful confession roughly 5 million times, for the crime of staying a night with her boyfriend. No one’s ever done a fantastic job with managing celebrity […]

Who is the American Voyeur? The "Gossip Machine" and Public Identity

Who is the American Voyeur? The “Gossip Machine” and Public Identity

On the front page of this week’s Sunday Times, Jim Rutenberg provided a lengthy cross-section into the world of celebrity gossip, most specifically in its grossest (and most lucrative) format, the internet. Looking specifically at its most successful voices, namely websites TMZ and Radar, we are given a glimpse of the utterly predatorial scalpel of […]