Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Perez Hilton and Tyler Durden as great Tragedians.

Last week's Toronto Star had a great feature on celebrity-news-as-opera-or-tragedy. Now. I'm a pop culture junky, a cultural studies nerd, and a classical music fan, so my biases in posting this article are clear. The article itself, though, is pretty brilliant, and more than a little sad. Take this paragraph on Amy Winehouse:
Control is the key word in both opera and the "bad girls" celebrity narrative. The contemporary nunnery is rehab, the house of penitent women, where lost girls reclaim their virtue and self-control. Winehouse won't go there. Or she will. That's the plot of Act I. Let's hope it's not a one-act opera.

So, please, check out this article. It'd a decent read.

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