Fame

The Four Stages of Fame: How Celebrities Learn to Accept—and Regret—Their Popularity
January 16, 2014

It starts with a love-hate relationship with yourself.

Sorry Seems to Be the Easiest Word
What's the point of public apologies?
June 25, 2013

Any toddler knows how to feign just enough contrition to get out of trouble.

Is Christine Quinn Famous Enough To Be New York’s Mayor?
The post-Bloomberg political/fame calculus.
June 20, 2013

Christine Quinn is a lifelong local political operative.

The Movie Review: 'Fame'
September 25, 2009

Way back in 1980, when the Oscar-winning theme song of the movie Fame declared "I'm gonna live forever," it was easy to believe the lyric was an example of artistic license. Now, it's not so clear. With almost Biblical tenacity, the film begat a television series which begat a stage musical which begat a reality show. When that last iteration was cancelled after a single season in 2003, it was possible to imagine that the longest 15 minutes in show business history had finally ticked to a close.