Dean Abbott is a writer living in the American Midwest with his wife, two daughters and far too many pets. He writes about culture and virtue and the way the two come together to shape our experience of the most important things in life.

Madonna, Lady Gaga, and the Loneliness of Celebrity

In 1991, all the cool people I knew seemed to learn a lot from Madonna’s Truth or Dare, a documentary chronicling events behind the scenes on her Blonde Ambition tour. The only thing I learned from it was that I would never be one of the cool people. My friends reacted with delight to Madonna’s … Continued