15 in ’14: Part V – Conclusion

15 in ’14: Part V – Conclusion

Body Culture Sexting selfies only works well when one is in good shape. The only aspect of Anthony Weiner’s sexting fiasco that did not subject him to ridicule was his body: he was in tip-top shape. Perhaps if he hadn’t been, he never would have sexted. Since the early 1990s we’ve seen a gradual upping […]

15 in ’14: Part III – Keeping Up With Reality

15 in ’14: Part III – Keeping Up With Reality

Although Real World was the mother of reality television and Survivor and Big Brother pushed it to a new level, reality superstardom didn’t truly arrive until Keeping up with the Kardashians. Sure, we had had Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey on Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica but both of their music careers had fizzled out and […]

15 in ’14 – Part I: Famous for 15 Minutes

15 in ’14 – Part I: Famous for 15 Minutes

Famous for 15 Minutes: As technology advances, I often think of Andy Warhol. His oft quoted “In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes,” has, more or less, arrived although perhaps it needs an adjustment: “Today, anyone can be famous for 15 minutes.” Fame Breeds Devotion When Warhol died in 1987, reality television […]