Can You Feel the (Tiger) Beat?

If you or your sisters had any posters of Jonathan Taylor Thomas, the New Kids on the Block, or (going back farther) the Jackson 5 on your walls growing up, chances are they came from the pages of Tiger Beat. It was the magazine every preteen had to have. In its pages, we learned the … Continued

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Lindsay Lohan Returns to Her Roots, Thank God–E! On the Virtue of Vice, Specifically the Gossip Vice–Paris Review Quiz! Are You Living in a Class Bubble?–from Charles Murray’s Coming Apart (I scored between 9 and 12, which means “Even if you’re part of the new upper class, you’ve had a lot of exposure to the … Continued

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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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