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Troubled pop stars’ orbit is something we can escape - The Washington Post
"And the songs don’t feel right. Pop music is the stuff we turn on to make sense out of our biggest, messiest emotions. But his is high-gloss dance fuel that’s become impossible to smile about. Hers is now characterized by a blank-eyed aggression that, in big, repeated doses, becomes a numbing agent."

that picture is perfectly ridic too
chris_richards  washingtonpost  music  writing  grammy  industry  pop  singer  chris_brown  rihanna  2000s  2010s  2013  relationship  domestic_abuse  tabloid  attention  gossip  culture 
february 2013 by cluebucket
The homeless man and the NYPD cop's boots: how a warm tale turns cold | Jonathan Jones | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
"It makes poverty look simple and kindness seem a substitute for larger social change. Worst of all, the instant online fame of the image has inspired a backlash that gets nastier by the day."
guardian  jonathan_jones  op-ed  2012  nyc  nypd  lawrence_deprimo  jeffrey_hillman  homeless  poverty  charity  viral  internet  photo  public  attention  response  backlash  social_change  society  2010s  shoe 
december 2012 by cluebucket

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