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Read online E! Entertainment.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC E! Entertainment E ENTERTAINMENT sparkles with the static of TV personalities the privileged dramas of MTV s The Hills and Bravo s Real Housewives the public tragedies of Amanda Knox and Anna Nicole Smith Durbin traces the migratory patterns of the flightiest members of our televised demimonde from the vacant bedrooms of the Playboy Mansion to the modern gothic of Kim Kardashian s fairytale wedding rendering a fabulous fallen world in a language of diamond studded lavishness .

Durbin elevates petty O C arguments between Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag to the status of serious literature Nylon Magazine .

Durbin calls attention to the female character tropes and formulaic narratives that so frequently make up reality TV shows cattiness competition amongst women archetypes for female friendships etcetera But far from the snark of most tabloids and celebrity gossip blogs Durbin considers these women with respect taking them seriously Bitch Magazine .

Kate Durbin is pop culture s stenographer E Entertainment ingeniously peers inside the television static revealing the many fictions that make up our reality and the many realities which make up our fictions It s also a lot of fun to read I love it Heidi Montag star of MTV s The Hills .

Since it s clear that ours is a Golden Age of TV it makes perfect sense that it might be a perfect moment for some Golden Age type writing on reality television Boom That s what you get in Durbin s yummy delve into housewives sexy sirens lonesome doomed doves and other boys and girls behaving badly but always with a sense of power Jerry Saltz senior art critic New York Magazine by Kate Durbin

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E Entertainment is conceptual writing at its juiciest Durbin takes on the stylized extra real drama of MTV s hit show The Hills the first TV catfight ever on s soap hit Dynasty the Chanel wardrobe of Lindsay Lohan at her highly publicized stolen necklace trial and the tragic CNN news video of a drugged clown faced pregnant Anna Nicole E Entertainment reveals the tragic scripts of these women whose post private lives our culture dismisses as inherently frivolous and suspect even as they are relished as spectator sport br br E Entertainment is a well crafted fusion of high concept literature Silverlake Jubilee br br I think it s really cool that you write books about pop culture I read your chapters on Lindsay Lohan amp Anna Nicole Smith love them both Josie Stevens star of the hit E reality TV show Married to Rock br br There is no one sporting hypermediaflesh like Kate Durbin s With E Entertainment she strips the TV image from its old curves reupholstering D packed pixelshit into clipped components sentences where somehow less surrounded they take on the shape of psychically deformed wallpaper These are our icon baths hobbling toward you reciting script prayer in mime of sleep and now Durbin is their lord Blake Butler author of the Nothing A Portrait of Insomnia br br Kate Durbin is the brilliant combination of Warhol and Warhollian superstar both pop satirist and performance artist Courtroom defiant La Lohan the clownish pathos of Anna Nicole Smith these are Durbin s Jackie O s and car crashes Her new conceptual poetry book E Entertainment is both rapturous and ravaging of pop culture sending up the paparazzi s glare the vampiric obsession with the lives of reality starlets endlessly reported on E news by fakebaked anchors with colgate smiles Particularly poignant in this collection is Durbin s opening piece on MTV s The Hills in which she narrates in microdetail the tedium and tragedy of reality TV its scripted mumblecore the punctures and weird rhythms the edited dramatic pauses how nothing is said but there s something bubbling underneath All this Durbin builds to the soap operatic into a backstabbing tragedy later she counterpoises the toxic girls on The Hills with another televised catfight in her piece on Dynasty With Durbin s meticulous slowdown we begin to read in between the lines a meditation on these girls their lives Kate Zambreno author of Green Girl, E ENTERTAINMENT sparkles with the static of TV personalities the privileged dramas of MTV s The Hills and Bravo s Real Housewives the public tragedies of Amanda Knox and Anna Nicole Smith Durbin traces the migratory patterns of the flightiest members of our televised demimonde from the vacant bedrooms of the Playboy Mansion to the modern gothic of Kim Kardashian s fairytale wedding rendering a fabulous fallen world in a language of diamond studded lavishness br br Durbin elevates petty O C arguments between Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag to the status of serious literature Nylon Magazine br br Durbin calls attention to the female character tropes and formulaic narratives that so frequently make up reality TV shows cattiness competition amongst women archetypes for female friendships etcetera But far from the snark of most tabloids and celebrity gossip blogs Durbin considers these women with respect taking them seriously br Bitch Magazine br br Kate Durbin is pop culture s stenographer E Entertainment ingeniously peers inside the television static revealing the many fictions that make up our reality and the many realities which make up our fictions It s also a lot of fun to read I love it br Heidi Montag star of MTV s The Hills br br Since it s clear that ours is a Golden Age of TV it makes perfect sense that it might be a perfect moment for some Golden Age type writing on reality television Boom That s what you get in Durbin s yummy delve into housewives sexy sirens lonesome doomed doves and other boys and girls behaving badly but always with a sense of power br Jerry Saltz senior art critic New York Magazine, Christianity or cuisine cinema or sex manuals Eros or Thanatos Artaud or Marilyn Monroe Marry or suture or eat all of them and you are close to Ravenous A brutal tour de force br b Juan Felipe Herrera b author of i Half of the World in Light i br br Durbin s debut volume sizzles Throughout this deeply feminist groundbreaking collection she employs both the elemental forces of her intellect and a vigorous intensity of startling imagery to implode or explode conventional notions of sexuality and womanhood br b Maurya Simon b author of i Cartographies i br br Durbin writes first rate traditional lyric poems while at other times she writes poems that push the limits of the avant garde and most amazingly at other times she makes a loving marriage of the two This is an exceptional debut by a young poet burning with talent br b Thomas Lux b author of i God Particles i br br Black Goat is an independent poetry imprint of Akashic Books created and curated by award winning Nigerian author Chris Abani author of i Becoming Abigail i and i Song for Night i Black Goat is committed to publishing well crafted poetry with a focus on experimental or thematically challenging work The series aims to create a proportional representation of female poets and non American poets particularly poets from Africa br br Little Red Riding Hood Jezebel Catherine Breillat s Fat Girl Marilyn Monroe Amelia Earhart Pier Paolo Pasolini s Christ these are only a few of the archetypal and pop cultural characters that populate Kate Durbin s strange and mesmerizing coming of age poetry collection i The Ravenous Audience i br, If poetry s element is air then Kate Durbin s words soar and swirl like Amelia Earhart s own stunts these pages give voice to forgotten courage and entrance us with their daring br br Gabriela Jauregui author of Controlled Decay br br br There are compelling personalities whose narratives offer no closure Amelia Earhart s is one of these Kate Durbin s collection of poems about Earhart satisfies one of our questions what might she have been thinking what words would she have offered about her final days when she knew she and her co pilot were beyond hope Durbin s poems play on many levels and move the action against scrims of sky and weather This collection personal and intense is a valentine to flight and to unfulfilled dreams br br Eloise Klein Healy author of The Islands Project Poems for Sappho