Ron Rosenbaum Does Not Like Celebrity Profiles, 9/11

Taking aim at the celebrity profile in general—and Tom Junod's "cringe-inducing" Esquire story about Angelina Jolie in specific—Slate's Ron Rosenbaum unloads with both barrels.

There are serious issues raised, there are profound questions about The Way We Live Now to be discussed. The result is a meretricious prose whose pretense at arch sophistication has become a schlock art form, the written equivalent of a Leroy Neiman nude.
Or, say, a Ron Rosenbaum piece. There's plenty more, but you've pretty much got the idea.

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