Posts made in October, 2012

Fame as Flames of Glory

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Fame as Flames of Glory.

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Celebrating Life with Grief – The Talent of Deep Living

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Critic's Area | 3 comments

In his seminal work Stars, Richard Dyer appropriately argues that “talent is historically and culturally specific.  Even if one simply meant talent as skill, one would have to ask, skill at what?” Stephen Jenkinson’s words on loving and living with grief are probably the least mentioned skills in celebrity culture.  Yet, many heroic public personalities and fellow human beings achieve deep living and celebrate life through the wisdom of death that Jenkinson shares.  I received Jenkinson’s knowledge of ‘Orphan Wisdom’ during my latest writing retreat near Kawartha Lakes in Ontario, Canada. ...

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Call for Presentations – Celebrity: Exploring Critical Issues 2013

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Dear Celebrity Culture Readers: Writing from a sacred cottage near Kawartha Lakes, Ontario where I am taking pleasure in a research / writing  retreat.  I received the cottage as a gift from my beautiful friend Lynn Manwar during this Thanksgiving and we are spending a memorable week together.  It reminds me of my recent writing retreat in Barcelona where the home was gifted as well and offers reassurance of precious moments coming our way.  The week has been filled with inspiration to prepare new courses and lectures for celebrity studies in 2013.  I am grateful for every moment spent and...

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