Two Views: Lady Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Campaign

Acculturated editor Emily Esfahani Smith and author Mary Eberstadt weigh in on Lady Gaga’s newly announced Born this Way Foundation. The Anti-Bullying Moral Vogue by Emily Esfahani Smith In the pop culture today, anti-bullying has become synonymous with Lady Gaga–and it’s no surprise. The freakish-looking pop star who, when interviewed, acts like a complete wallflower, … Continued

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“Bully” & the Right To Be Normal

I was sitting on the subway in New York last week, reading my book, pretty much in my own world, and trying to ignore the bodies that were pressed up on me from all sides, when I noticed a pale little red-headed boy, probably around eight or nine years old, sitting across from me, looking … Continued

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Two Views: Lady Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Campaign

Acculturated editor Emily Esfahani Smith and author Mary Eberstadt weigh in on Lady Gaga’s newly announced Born this Way Foundation. The Anti-Bullying Moral Vogue by Emily Esfahani Smith In the pop culture today, anti-bullying has become synonymous with Lady Gaga–and it’s no surprise. The freakish-looking pop star who, when interviewed, acts like a complete wallflower, … Continued

Culture

The Daily Pop Culture Scene

Edith Wharton at 150 and the American Downton Abbey—NYT Four Character Types Emerge in  TV’s Funny Ladies—Atlantic A New Way of Measuring Pretentiousness—Slate “A Chilling Exemplar of Psychomartial Ferocity”—WSJ Not Everyone Wants to Buy What Hollywood Sells—NPR The Psychological and Social Benefits of Gossip—Time Bruce Springsteen’s “We Take Care of Our Own”—Rolling Stone American Idol … Continued

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