The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1485. Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Celebrity

Volume IV, Number 1 | winter 2011

Dancing with the Stars

Lewis H. Lapham

Hatching Monsters

Charles Baxter

Against Appearances

Bruce Bawer

Vanishing Act

Paul Collins

Gilgamesh to Gaga

John Tresch

A Public Man

Andrew McConnell Stott

Consumer Products

Stephen Marche

Map

Miscellany

Voices In Time

The Old A-List

c. 1450 | France

Triumph

63 BC | Rome

Bow and Bid Adieu

1819 | London

Animal Magnetism

c. 1795 | Paris

Notorious

1897 | Reading

Edmund Wilson Regrets

c. 1950 | New York City

Last Words

44 BC | Rome

Lisztomania

1844 | Paris

Rumor Mill

1792 | London

Gossip Girl

c. 1874 | London

Hour of Fame

1862 | South Carolina

The Royal Self

1823 | London

This Is Just to Say

1981 | Washington, DC

Aging Monument

1818 | London

Stage Direction

1814 | Albany

Press Release

c. 2100 BC | Mesopotamia

Great Man Theory

1849 | Concord, MA

Fan Base

c. 30 | Galilee

Tabloids

1838 | London

Letter to a Young Fan

c. 1979 | Los Angeles

You Reap What You Sow

1970 | Minneapolis

Making a Reputation

1759 | Boston

Tough Crowd

1846 | Copenhagen

We Few, We Famous Few

1711 | London

Hitting It Big

1868 | Kansas

As False as Common Fame

c. 1680 | Oxfordshire

Different Strokes

c. 31 | Rome

View from the Top

c. 1045 BC | Fenghao

Setting His Stage

1835 | Philadelphia

Dead Moon

1790 | London

Wretched Lust of Praise

1715 | London

Anonym

1861 | Amherst

Voted Off the Island

c. 482 BC | Athens

On Being Seen

c. 54 BC | Rome

Seating Arrangement

1709 | London

Bright Ambition

1875 | Hartford

Where the Flowers Go

1880 | Paris

Deification

1550 | Florence

Performance Art

c. 420 | Syria

Entourage

c. 432 BC | Athens

Notoriety

c. 1270 | Paris

Dreamboat

c. 1920 | United States

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