The late Gordon Burn's prophetic writing predicted our obsession with celebrity and the media.
President John F. Kennedy watches as planes conduct anti-sub operations during maneuvers off the North Carolina coast in April 1962.
Reagan, Clinton, Obama and Trump would all pull from the Kennedy playbook, from mastering the media to exuding masculine vitality.
The emotional and physical experiences of fatigue, stress, anxiety, and isolation are almost never seen in the popular images of pregnancy.
Unlike Beyoncé, a group of Australian women documenting their own pregnancies captured mundane images of track pants, barren wardrobes and self-portraits in a bathroom mirror.
A medium-sized Australian charity will share more of its donors with the Salvation Army or the Red Cross than with Parkinson’s Australia.
Charities, like all brands, are in a constant battle for attention – and they must win eyeballs more than hearts.
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Musicians have largely greeted Trump with the sound of silence – and in doing so, they check the normalisation of the current administration.
We all need a little trip to La La Land.
Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut, released this month, signals that we are in a new age of cinema.
But they haven't been without controversy.
Just because it’s on social media, doesn’t make it real.
Images of attractive celebrities, friends and acquaintances on social media affect women's body image and mood, new research shows. But what can we do about it?
Taking a knee during the national anthem isn’t risk-free in the NFL.
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Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
I'm an edible invertebrate ... get me away from there.
One of English poetry’s most recognisable voices has been memorialised in Westminster Abbey.
Crime is declining, but people are getting more and more defensive about their homes.
Jack Bauer is now Tom Kirkman, designated survivor.
Trump is a Hollywood comedy blundering around in the 'real world' of American politics. Hollywood drama can show us what is needed instead.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and musician Demi Lovato.
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When a celebrity runs for president, do celebrity endorsements matter? A survey of likely voters shows how tricky it can be to mix celebrity and politics.
A wax model of Ernest Hemingway at Madame Tussauds in New York.
Bob Dylan is now a literary celebrity. And next week, the Booker Prize judges will anoint another. The tag is still chiefly attached to men but women authors shouldn't despair: fame and good writing can be uneasy bedfellows.
Oprah’s endorsement of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race was arguably the most successful celebrity endorsement in history.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been endorsed by an army of celebrity supporters.
Donald Trump lives by the ethos that confident and dramatic assertions get attention, and that such attention means people will buy into what he is selling.
Celebrity is all around us, but most academics are yet to take seriously the field of political celebrity studies.
Fashion weeks are becoming less about fashion cliques, and opening up to the masses.
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Two sociologists recommend their favourite thriller for your summer reading.