On The Correlation of Celebrity Perfumes and An Ensuing Career Demise

There is no short supply of celebrity fragrances in this life. In general, becoming famous automatically means you’ll eventually have to brand your own scent. From the stripper-friendly aroma of Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday to the fruity overtones (does anyone really want to smell like kiwi) of Britney Spears’ Fantasy, …

Jayne Mansfield: The Ultimate Symbol of the Meaning Behind Don DeLillo’s Underworld

Jayne Mansfield may very well have been one of the first emblems of life in a postmodern world. Thus, her strong presence throughout Don DeLillo’s historically sweeping Underworld is nothing if not natural (a strange word choice when alluding to Mansfield). Indeed, there are quite a few nods to major …