Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

 
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Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Michelle Kerns
Examiner.com (11 March 2010)

“The purpose of reviewerspeak is to force every free-thinking book, movie, and art reviewer into the submissive parroting of only a handful of approved reviewer words to describe any item that may come their way. Call it laziness, call it the incessant demands of the ever-wakeful internet, call it fear of the wrath of Harold Bloom, but reviewers—particularly book reviewers—spew out these same, tired old clichés with the force and regularity of Linda Blair in a scene from The Exorcist.”


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