According to Camille Paglia,
[Taylor] Swift herself should retire that obnoxious Nazi Barbie routine of wheeling out friends and celebrities as performance props …
Like bell hooks (who a few years ago called Beyoncé a “terrorist“), Ms Paglia employs outlandish provocation as a means to stanch flagging books sales and to maintain her honoraria at an elevated level.
Pundit feminism, comprised of 140 character bon mots, is solely concerned with taking down celebrity women. The collateral damage of its mechanically reproduced outrage can be measured in the troubled status of academic feminism.
Mr Trump is a Harlequinade candidate.
The pacifier and glow stick generation has grown up and is making movies.
Individualism has always been bourgeois ideal. However, only the bohemian has ever truly been an individual.
bell hooks is the shock jock of identity politics. Using the word “terrorist” to describe Beyoncé is nothing more than a gratuitous provocation, which aims to attract attention to the speaker. At one point (the early 1980s), bell hooks had a point. Because she has remained intellectually stuck at the level of provocation, today she has none.
Karl Rove’s drinking problem is a distraction from Benghazi.