Ms. Education – Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)

“We’re living in a joke time, metaphorical coke time Commerce and guru men, run the whole world man Broke world and debauchery, old world brutality Cold world kills softly Whole world works savagely Greedy men and pride fiends program TV screens Quick-scam and drag queens Real life blast fiends Think twice this past dream

The Re-Branding of America: On the curious case of Mitt & Paris’ Publicized Privacy

“Mitt Romney” and “Paris Hilton” are going hard-press-in-the-paint right now. Note the quotations, because when it comes to celebrity and public figuration: there’s the brand, and then there’s the (wo)man… here, beyond the (yet-to-be-determined) human factor behind the individuals, their enterprises are functioning like well-oiled machines. It’s kind of like best week ever, right? Paris…

We Are… 90210 #happyholidays

Why look anywhere else than Vanity Fair for the encapsulation of all things braggadocio-on-bazaar (yes, including you Harper’s) on the most spectacular of all days? Happy 90210: it’s a celebration. Today the world is a crystal ball of fame: past, present, and post-apocalyptic – nothing screams Hollywood Kid like Lindsay “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” Lohan…

DimePieces: In Case You Missed It, 2000: “Try Again”

It being the last month of the decade everyone’s dropping their recaps of the 2000s thus far – Y2K bug, artists of the decade, monumental moments, etc. – but when I think of the decade in Pop I think back to the subtle moments – easily missed – that set the tone for everything that…

Re-Branding America: “It must be the shoes!”

When I grow up I want to be famous; I want to be a star — I want to be in shoe-vies: Nicole knows that just because California is broke, her ankles don’t have to be. Hopefully more stars on and off the court will take heed Broke ankles are the leading cause of young…