Women in Victorian England wore jewelry made from each other's hair and wrote poems celebrating decades of friendship. They pored over magazines that described the dangerous pleasures of corporal punishment. A few had sexual...
Sharon Marcus on The Drama of Celebrity
Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive?Read More
Congratulations to James Peebles, Joint Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2019. Read more.