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Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by Bret Easton Ellis
The Daily Beast (12 March 2011)

“With his tweets, his manic interviews, his insurgent campaign against the entertainment world, Sheen is giving America exactly what it wants out of a modern celebrity. In this week’s Newsweek, Bret Easton Ellis explains how you are completely missing the point if you think Sheen’s meltdown is about drugs.”


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The Dark Arts: The UK Phone-Hacking Scandal
— Sarah Ellison (Vanity Fair, June 2011)
Charlie Sheen Is Winning
— Bret Easton Ellis (The Daily Beast, 12 March 2011)
Scandals... Why We Can't Live Without Them
— Laura Kipnis (Slate, 18 August 2010)
The Odd World of Digital Groupies
— Doree Shafrir (The Daily Beast, 23 January 2010)
The Pain of Fame
— Brian Dillon (The Wall Street Journal, 16 January 2010)
Lady Gaga Approximately
— Rich Juzwiak (The Village Voice, 19 January 2010)
America’s Tweethearts
— Vanessa Grigoriadis (Vanity Fair, January 2010)
Celebrity Twitter: Strategies of Intrusion and Disclosure in the Age of Technoculture
— Nick Muntean, Anne Helen Petersen (M/C Journal, December 2009)
The Self-Manufacture of Megan Fox
— Lynn Hirschberg (The New York Times Magazine, 11 November 2009)

Latest in General Culture

Frank Miller and the Rise of Cryptofascist Hollywood
— Rick Moody (The Guardian, 24 November 2011)
The Monoculture Is a Myth
— Steve Hyden (Salon, 10 October 2011)
All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
The UK Riots: The Psychology of Looting
— Zoe Williams (The Guardian, 9 August 2011)
Why Don't We Love Our Intellectuals?
— John Naughton (The Observer, 8 May 2011)
Oh, Britannia, How You Have Changed
— Andrew Sullivan (The Sunday Times, 24 July 2011)
How Google Dominates Us
— James Gleick (The New York Review of Books, 18 August 2011)
Can Watching ‘Jackass’ Turn You Into One?
— Tom Jacobs (Miller-McCune, 7 June 2011)
Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?
— James Surowiecki (Wired, 17 May 2011)
Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism?
— Larry Sanger (LarrySanger.org, 6 June 2011)

Latest in Television

Please Chuckle Here: The Return of the Sitcom Laugh Track
— Josef Adalian (New York, 27 November 2011)
The Monoculture Is a Myth
— Steve Hyden (Salon, 10 October 2011)
Filmmaker J. J. Abrams Is a Crowd Teaser
— Frank Bruni (The New York Times Magazine, 26 May 2011)
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory
— Tom Dickinson (Rolling Stone, 25 May 2011)
Sing for Your Life
— Daniel Bergner (The New York Times Magazine, 19 May 2011)
We Are All Teenage Werewolves
— Alex Pappademas (The New York Times Magazine, 22 May 2011)
Why Women Love Fantasy Literature
— Alyssa Rosenberg (The Atlantic, 10 May 2011)
What's Behind the Dearth of Female 'American Idol' Finalists?
— Ann Powers (Los Angeles Times, 27 April 2011)
"Treme" Untangles the Lessons of Trauma
— Matt Zoller Seitz (Salon, 25 April 2011)
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