Vivian Manning-Schaffel

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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. 


Cover Photo: A still from the TV show DAYS OF OUR LIVES, which shows two ambulance responders looking on in concern as a woman throws herself over a man on a stretcher in distress
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.