I Refuse to Feel Guilt for My Guilty Pleasures
The invisible fence that divides highbrow and lowbrow is largely imposed by money, those we admire, and our own social conditioning.
Days of Our Lives
still General Hospital
and Real Housewives
Vivian Manning-Schaffel is a journalist and essayist who writes about entertainment and the intersection of pop culture and psychology. Her work has been published on Shondaland, NBC News, The Cut, Forge/Medium, and many other publications. Hang out with her on Twitter: @SoapboxDirty.
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