By now you’ve surely heard the news: Christine O’Donnell is not a witch. Merely scoffing at her response to this brouhaha, though, means passing up an opportunity to understand how she constructs herself and her appeal as a righteous outsider.
By refusing a happy or even reassuring ending, Saving Grace’s finale stayed true to the series’ brand of realism and defied expectations, but in bringing the story full circle it also returned to some of the series’ initial shortcomings.
Celebrity Doppelgänger Week on Facebook and the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair have raised questions about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in Hollywood and US celebrity culture and remind us that visibility still matters.
Last week Oprah Winfrey announced that when her current contract expires in September 2011, she will end her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, after 25 years. Now that you’ve had ample time to digest that news and recover from…
Ten things worth checking out online from the past week: First, three for Twilight (So much good analysis and/or parody! How could I resist?): 1. Lindsay H. Garrison’s post in anticipation of New Moon; 2. College Humor’s parody trailer, Twilight:…
By Megan Biddinger and Christopher Cwynar
R. Kelly has been in the news of late for his alleged indiscretions, his outlandish serialized ‘Hip Hopera’ Trapped in the Closet, and the baroque ‘sexaphors’ that drive his self-reflexive club jams. However, during Kelly’s recent stop in Milwaukee, salaciousness took a backseat to earnestness and gratitude as he played to his most dedicated fans and worked to legitimate his claim to the R&B throne.