Why Am I Famous?

May 19, 2017

Today, celebrity describes a culture and a set of attitudes and behavior that absorbs as well as surrounds us. Ten years ago, Paris Hilton was the victim of a sort of hacking. Hundreds of her albums (she was a recording artist, in addition her several other roles) were remixed by the guerrilla...

Celebrity Culture: Famous For Being Famous

May 19, 2017

While the concept of celebrity culture is not new, modern technology and a thriving gossip industry have put our fascination with fame in an overdrive.  Background When you think of the nature of celebrity, almost infallibly the first thing that comes to mind is the concept of “15 minutes of...

Female Nudity is Powerful, But Not Necessarily Empowering

December 10, 2016

The challenge of modern feminism is to find inventive ways of reframing the body to better express the complexity and diversity of women. Can the naked female body ever be free? Is stripping off the ultimate expression of a woman’s emancipation? Or is her bared body always subject to sexual...