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OPINION: Stan culture is a new way to obsess

OPINION: Stan culture is a new way to obsess

Fatima Zaidi, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2020

The dream to be close to your favorite artist or celebrity is a yearning that resides in the hearts of millions across the world as they struggle to somehow catch a glimpse, a moment or a photograph to remember the time they met the individual(s) who changed their lives for the better. While that cha...

Celebrity documentaries on Netflix you should watch

Celebrity documentaries on Netflix you should watch

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 16, 2020

1.  “Gaga: Five Foot Two” introduces you to the women behind the glitz and glamour you see on stage.                     2. “Amy” shows archival footage of the late singer and personal testimonials give you a b...

Our unhealthy relationship with celebrities

Jenette McCurdy at an awards show.

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

Today, the obsession with celebrities appears to be at an all-time high. The internet and social media have only amplified this obsession. Celebrities have been a huge part of our culture since what feels like the beginning t of time. It’s hard to pinpoint who the first modern celebrity was. Fina...

Celebrities as pop culture powerhouses

Kendrick Lamar performing at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland. (J. Ristaniemi | Creative Commons)

Fabio De Simone

April 26, 2015

This past week, Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, “To Pimp A Butterfly,” eclipsed 500,000 sales. Read More »...

Sorry!: Public figures’ apologies can set the stage for forgiveness or for mockery

Olivia Cunningham

May 27, 2014

Donald Sterling’s disorderly interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on May 12 marked yet another celebrity apology gone wrong. While his apology seemed far from scripted, someone on his team should’ve looked over his notes one last time before he began the interview with “I’m not a racist.”...

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