A groundbreaking reality television series, used to humiliate and glamorize people.
An idol is a someone whose abilities and skills in a particular field makes them look something like a god. An
idol can also be the coolest and baddest person on the scene. We all have people or things we worship, whether it be politicians, Ariana Grande or altoid boxes from our childhood.
Can we really separate appreciation for an art form from the mistakes of its creator? It can be hard to draw a line
in the world of rap where the quality of the music overshadows everything else. But maybe that shouldn’t be the case. One music enthusiast weighs both sides to the issue (Unwrapping Rappers p. 5)
Volunteering abroad, also known as voluntourism, attracts do-gooders intent on saving the world. But do such efforts actually help those they are meant to? Buzzsaw examines the imperialism and saviorship inherent in the voluntourism industry and how this impacts those who are on the receiving end of “help” from volunteers (A Not So Helping Hand p. 14)
Are high heels a symbol of empowerment or oppression? Buzzsaw examines their provocative and complicated past and present (High Heels: a Personal History p. 29)
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Unwrapping Rappers by Segaro Bozart
A deeper look into the reality of idolizing rap artists and the lives they live