The cash-for-admittance college scam in America should not come as a surprise. However, while it has little to do with education, it has everything to do with status.
With the sexual misdealings of Ryan Adams now out in the open, he is merely the latest name in a very long line of similar behavior.
At first glance, presumably consensual, flirtatious shenanigans acted out in a public forum littered with minor glitz might seem banal. The perp, no matter the level of his celebrity, is equipped with a power differential to leverage. Which he did. His target complies. Until she doesn’t.
The stuffed shirts at Yale University have figured out why we’d pay $6.5 million for a dress. It’s worth it, if it’s got a bit of that Monroe contagion.
It goes without saying that 2016 has claimed many people of genius … but we’re saying it anyway. We’ve combed the writing staff to see who they miss the most. Bring a hanky and a beverage to raise in respect.
Two friends, two separate responses from the public. Kanye West is fighting the same demons as Kid Cudi, so why do we not care as much?
The phenomena that made President Trump lies at the feet of Kim Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg, and ourselves. Are we not entertained?