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They’re Special. They’re Exactly Like Me!

The Washington Post on the long, complicated history of the Celebrity Profile (via ArtsJournal). Reading this made me think back on my time in the magazine world, and how depressingly samey everything is made out to be. Whether the subject is celebrities or cats or the hottest tractors, every magazine has to have the requisite puff piece where the writer tries hard to convey how approachable and likeable a famous somebody is (and, given the lack of access said writer has, it winds up being more about the author’s fleeting impressions of said celeb). Sure, the definition of “celebrity” may have widened in recent years, and trend savvy editors are trying to make profiles more “meta” and insidery — but in the end, nothing much has changed.

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