Our Obsession With Stardom

Jul 22, 2013

07/22/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr, who explores our obsession with stardom . . . from the movie stars of yore through the age of the Internet and reality television.  He’s written GODS LIKE US:  ON MOVIE STARDOM AND MODERN FAMEHow have the blessings and curses of celebrity affected the star and the stargazer as well? Why the infatuation with today’s reality and internet celebrities?  And why does stardom often lead to tragedy? That’s Topical Currents at 1:00pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7:00pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.