Why reality TV is like a “funhouse mirror” of our culture

Feb 9, 2022
A sociologist's case for taking shows like “The Kardashians” seriously.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan attends the Kardashian Kollection launch party in Hollywood in 2011. The family’s 14-year reality TV run transformed them into superstar celebrities and helped them launch numerous business ventures.
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An empire built on fame reaches a 10-year milestone

Oct 13, 2017
The Kardashians have amassed wealth through social media use.

The art of keeping — or spoiling — a TV secret

May 22, 2015
Spoiler alert! Sometimes we enjoy knowing the ending in advance.

Should U.S. GDP count 'The Bachelorette'?

Jul 31, 2013
The government changes the way it calculates the country's economic growth.