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Vanessa Diaz on her new book, Manufacturing Celebrity

| , February 15th, 2021

Interview by Sandhya Narayanan https://www.dukeupress.edu/manufacturing-celebrity Sandhya Narayanan: One goal of your ethnography is to delve deeper into the ways that celebrity, and its cl…

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Crystal Abidin on her book, Internet Celebrity

| , May 13th, 2019

https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Internet-Celebrity/?k=9781787560796 Interview by Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson: What do you see as the main focus and argument of th…

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Death in the Spotlight

Laken Smothers , February 8th, 2018

A look at what happens when the rich and famous die. Many of us are familiar with death whether it is someone close to us or a friend…

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The Accidental Celebrity

Alexandra Frankel , March 9th, 2017

Achieving media stardom takes more than luck. It requires hard work and perseverance. City of stars Are you shining just for me? City of stars You never shined…

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The rise of a celebrity culture

Grant , February 24th, 2016

These images are from the Pantheon database at the Macro Connections group at Media Lab at MIT. They map what the Media Lab calls “historical cultural production” and the relative…

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Who is the next Frank Sinatra?

Grant , October 8th, 2015

I spent the last couple of days in Palm Springs. (I was giving a talk to NBC.) I gave myself a day to wander around. Palm Springs does…

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Secrets of digital celebrity: how to get famous the easy way

Grant , February 17th, 2015

When Guy Kawasaki was asked how to get internet famous, he had discouraging news. There is no easy answer, he seemed to say.  You have to follow thousands…

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