And nothing about The Jonas Brothers suggests the rich ethnic diversity of America.
The NY Times article about Purity Balls linked in the post is truly frightening.
"Nothing is authentic, everything is manufactured.
Perhaps everything in the sphere of culture (and I include language itself as the living cultural artifact par excellence) is simultaneously both authentic and manufactured.
posted by ornate insect at 12:05 AM on May 4"
you can be obsessed partly BECAUSE of the idea these bland duded will never, ever break your heart or hurt you.
Though both of these are unhealthy relationships with adolescent sexuality, at least boys maintain a position of control.
“People are wrong when they say the bubble has burst,” Mr. Wright continued. “It’s just changing. We are focused on longevity and transitioning to a slightly older audience. When you do that, you risk losing some of your core fan base.”
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