In the mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the celebrity legitimizes her image while also propagating her brand by redefining fame as an accumulation of skills.
ESPN reacted to Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel’s controversial return to college football with both praise and criticism. What message are they trying to send to viewers, and why is it important culturally as well as financially?
Ira Glass’ iconic voice seems to be everywhere, and offers insight into contemporary radio culture and stardom.
With the release of the new documentary on Sarah Palin, the former governor takes umbrage at the “hate” directed toward her by Hollywood celebrities. She either doesn’t understand celebrity culture or understands it all too well.
Although the public is notoriously ahistorical about contemporary politics, the news media do little to remind them of how we got here. Political reporting looks more and more like entertainment/celebrity reporting, and Obama will need to return to campaign mode to capitalize on that.