Bill Wasik “And Then There’s This”
July 7th, 2009
That old saw about “don’t blink or you’ll miss it” has never been more accurate than it is in describing some contemporary pop culture phenomena. Fifteen minutes of fame? Andy Warhol’s prediction would be a luxury now; it’s more like fifteen seconds for some pop bands, viral YouTube videos, or instant celebrities.
Bill Wasik, a senior editor at Harper’s Magazine — and the guy who created “flash mobs” — helps us find some significance in the memes, in his book “And Then There’s This.”
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