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#65, Spring 2010

The Velvet Light Trap

Celebrity!

Reclaiming the Freak: Michael Jackson and the Spectacle of Identity
Racquel J. Gates
Hannah Montana's Bare, Unprotected Back: Miley Cyrus's Vanity Fair Outing
James Kincaid
Stardom, Celebrity, and the Money Form
Barry King
Underexposed Overexposure: One Night in Paris
Minette Hillyer
Slumdog Celebrities
Priya Jaikumar
Star Testing: The Emerging Politics of Celebrity Gossip
Julie A. Wilson
Toxic: The Implosion of Britney Spears's Star Image
Moya Luckett
Tom Cruise, the "Couch Incident," and the Limits of Public Elation
Michael DeAngelis
Populist Celebrity in the Election Campaigns of Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger
A. Freya Thimsen
Dragging Oscar
Fernando Delgado
Brangelina: The Fertile Valley of Celebrity
Diane Negra
Death on Display: Reifying Stardom through Hollywood's Dark Tourism
Linda Levitt
Rihanna's Closed Eyes
Sarah Projansky
Dreaming a Dream: Susan Boyle and Celebrity Culture
Su Holmes
The Pregnant Man
Judith Halberstam

Book Reviews

Screening Sex by Linda Williams
Reviewed by Curran Nault
Unfriendly Witnesses: Gender, Theater, and Film in the McCarthy Era by Milly S. Barranger
Reviewed by Andrew Scahil
Technophobia! Science Fiction Visions of Posthuman Technology by Daniel Dinello
Reviewed by Lisa Schmidt
Moral Spectatorship: Technologies of Voice and Affect in Postwar Representations of the Child by Lisa Cartwright
Reviewed by Lisa Schmidt