Celebrities

Aziz Ansari: Modern Public Intellectual?

Paper
Chi-chieh Huang
26/03/2021
31 minutes to read

This article seeks to examine the public persona of Aziz Ansari through the model of the public intellectual.

Chrissy Teigen's tragedy - too private or not public enough?

Paper
Kirsten Verbeek
05/02/2021
10 minutes to read

Chrissy Teigen shared news of her stillbirth via Instagram. The comments weren’t as loving as you might expect. This article aims to answer the question: 'why do people react so negatively towards something accused of being (too) private?'

Glee ( Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan)

Review
Luna-Anastasia Riedel
29/01/2021
7 minutes to read

Glee is an American musical-comedy television drama with a typical American high school setting and deals with a group of diverse teenagers who all connect through being in the school’s show choir. 

Doctor Who Female Doctor Series 11

Doctor Who: Is there a female Doctor just to lure in young fans? (Chris Chibnall)

Review
Ananya Sen
20/01/2021
10 minutes to read

This review of the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who discusses gender representation and its relation to fandom, and whether the move to cast a female Doctor was indeed a step in the right direction. 

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The controversial 'I no longer participate' hashtag

Article
Simone Sprangers
25/03/2021
15 minutes to read

A group of Dutch celebrities started a 'I no longer participate' hashtag on Instagram. This is a protest action against the government's management of the coronacrisis. What can this tell us about digitalization influences of news media? 

Pop artist SIA

Exploring SIA's persona: the famous artist who covers her face

Article
Juul Seuren
17/03/2021
13 minutes to read

Sia is an Australian singer-songwriter who wears a wig to obscure her face and protect her privacy. This article investigates how Sia's persona as an (absent) artist and celebrity is constructed. 

Harry Styles on the cover of Vogue magazine

Modern men are breaking traditional gender norms

Article
Anouk van Leeuwen
08/03/2021
14 minutes to read

Harry Styles has unleashed a debate about gender norms by wearing a dress. It has started a competition between strong manly men and so called feminized men. Even though feminized men are seen as deviants, they are starting to get more support.