If you missed Tom Payne’s excellent interview with Neal Conan on NPR‘s “Talk of the Nation,” be sure to listen here. (aired 12/29/10) A nice review of Fame ran on The Atlantic.com on December 27th — read here. And Toby Young reviewed Fame in The Wall Street Journal on December 27th, concluding that “Fame is [...]
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A rave review from Caroline Weber in The New York Times Book Review: “In his trenchant, unsettling, darkly hilarious FAME, Tom Payne…examines the murky pact that binds stars to their public…. Moving seamlessly between yesterday’s great literature—Greek, Roman, early Christian, Enlightenment and Romantic—and today’s trashy tabloids, Payne advances a persuasive, if disturbing, definition of what [...]
Click here to read Tom Payne’s Newsweek Interview: “How Lady Gaga Is Like the Aztecs” Excerpt: “Megastars like Lady Gaga, he argues, are elevated to the status of demigods—but we demand sacrifices from them in return (their image, their privacy). ‘The crowd wants something, and anindividual is prepared to give it to them,’ Payne writes, [...]
Tom Payne is interviewed in Publishers Weekly. Click to read “The Fame Monster” In the same issue, Fame gets a rave review: “Erudite and vastly entertaining… A charming, contrarian, and very witty look at how our stargazing can be ‘something that bonds us, and which expresses something about how our civilization works.’” And, if you missed [...]