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from The Boston Phoenix: The Cuteness Surge.

31 Jan

Very interesting article in this week’s Phoenix, about what the popularity of things like lolcats, Hello Kitty, Juno, and the like says about us as Americans in 2008.  (Hint: we’ve been infantilized by fear and angst and need to surround ourselves with brightly colored doofy stuff to stay sane.)

Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, it’s just interesting that someone (i.e. Sharon Steel) pointed it out.  She even manages to work in McSweeney‘s and The Moldy Peaches.

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