As socialization increasingly shifts online, we are likely to form more (and more intense) parasocial bonds and see a blurring of the boundaries between the real and the parasocial. By Sohel Sarkar In 1893, when Arthur Conan Doyle shoved his fictional detective
Celebrities often fake class solidarity, while living in a completely different reality. To see Chrissy Teigen and John Legend continuously pretend to understand the needs of lower-class Americans is beyond maddening, but not surprising. By Priyanka Bansal While many of us were
We are standing in the way of revolution. And we are doing so on behalf of the state, capitalism, of The Celebrity, all because they require us to. By Mack I am writing to you today as a former, self-identified member of
A pandemic like COVID-19 renders celebrity nearly useless, and the lack of fan adoration—not a pandemic—is the celebrity’s version of a global crisis. At the beginning of March, it became very clear that COVID-19 had finally reached the United States.