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Reality television programs

American Idle

By Mark Greif, from Against Everything, a collection of his essays that will be published in September by Pantheon. Greif is the author of The Age of the Crisis of…

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Pretty Hurts

From nicknames given to participants on Let Me In, a South Korean reality-television show, in which a panel of beauty experts approves contestants for a plastic-surgery makeover. The nicknames describe…

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Found Money

Televised auctions and the Great Recession

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