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Tag Archives: Camille Paglia
Since abandoning her monthly Salon gig a few years back, Camille Paglia hasn’t had much of an Internet presence, but when, beyond her book writing, she does surface, she writes thought provoking things. Here’s a bit of what Paglia recently … Continue reading
Our cultural hatred for aging and growing up (20-somethings still rehearsing teenage personas; 60-somethings botoxing) has Camille Paglia (aged 65) seriously annoyed, and in a recent article for the Hollywood Reporter, one of her targets for criticism is Taylor Swift, … Continue reading
In an interview posted at Salon today, Camille Paglia lets loose on godless chic, arguing that it has poisoned contemporary film and art: People in the humanities have sunk into this shallow, snobby, liberal style of stereotyping religious believers as … Continue reading
Camille Paglia has been working on a book and, consequently, her Internet presence has been near to zip for more than a year. But Salon recently interviewed her on the death of Elizabeth Taylor, and here’s part of what she had to … Continue reading
At Pajama’s Media, Bruce Bawer takes after Camille Paglia, most especially for her failure to extensively critique Islam, which is, he says, among “the most serious issues of our time”: [O]n Canadian TV earlier this year, the once feisty, vivacious Paglia … Continue reading
What would Camille Paglia say?
This ad demonstrates the ways in which people at once reveal and conceal their physical traits and personas to others online: Who are you, really?
And according to what Camille Paglia says at Salon today, she should be done with it by the Fall of 2010: I have gone on hiatus from Salon to focus on my current project for Pantheon Books — a study of the … Continue reading
Laura Miller Reviews Rebecca Goldstein’s anti-Harold Bloom Novel “36 Arguments for the Existence of God”
In Rebecca Goldstein’s recently released novel, 36 Arguments for the Existence of God, Yale’s famous literary behemoth, Harold Bloom, apparently takes some bruising hits. Here’s Laura Miller on this aspect of the novel: Obsessed with “genius” (and his own supreme authority in the … Continue reading
Today in Salon, Camille Paglia, an atheist who obviously hasn’t been paying much serious attention to the post 9/11 New Atheist movement, stumbled upon Richard Dawkins talking about religion on NPR, and having never heard his voice before, she thought he sounded a … Continue reading
Oh, Camille Paglia would have something to say about this video perfectly blending the Apollonian and the Dionysian, wouldn’t she? The brilliance of the setting is the smoldering Dionysian energy of the male band contrasting with the Apollonian Egyptian cat-like statue-stillness … Continue reading
They’re everywhere. Andrew Sullivan and his husband find themselves walking in the background of a famous heterosexual couple’s photograph . . . more Slate deconstructs the conservative Republican War on Empathy . . . more Camille Paglia worries about the obsessive and … Continue reading
I think that Camille Paglia would like this Lucas Cranach painting—with its sheeny, armored Apollonian males and naughty nudie graces. These two males have paused, dangerously, in the pagan wilderness, and like Mars, are about to be relieved of their clothes … Continue reading
According to Der Spiegel, Egypt is making a renewed attempt to get Germany to give the ancient bust of Nefertiti back: The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation has possession of the bust and rejects any charge of cheating. The idea that … Continue reading
Early in the 20th century, the Russian formalist, Victor Schklovskii, coined the term “defamiliarization” for designating one of the things that literature does (that is, it makes what is familiar unfamiliar ). David Mikics, in his excellent reference, A New Handbook of Literary Terms … Continue reading
At Salon.com today, Camille Paglia is asked by one of her readers what she thinks of the Bible, and the prophecies in the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible) that were supposedly “fulfilled” by Jesus in the New Testament. Here’s what she … Continue reading
I think that Camille Paglia would like this painting—with its sheeny, armored Apollonian males and naughty nudie graces. These two males have paused, dangerously, in the pagan wilderness, and like Mars, are about to be relieved of their clothes by these clearly … Continue reading
By Their Stilletos Shall Ye Know Them? Is It in Accord with Sarah Palin’s Christian Witness to Spend $150,000 on Her Campaign Wardrobe?
Politico today on what the McCain-Palin campaign is doing with contributors’ money: The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain … Continue reading