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12.05.06 06:06 PM

Tyra Banks Gets Philosophized

Daniel Mendelsohn, the critic and author of the best-selling book reveals what´s behind your obsession with "America´s Next Top Model" at the New York Public Library tonight. In a talk titled "From Roman Games to Reality TV — Mass Entertainment and Imperial Politics," he will discuss the continued popularity of entertainment based on "spectacles of humiliation," and what it means for us, for society and for Tyra Banks´s career.

The Robert B. Silvers lecture by Daniel Mendelsohn, 7 p.m., Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, nypl.org; free.

(via The New York Time Urbanite)

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