If you hurry, you can read Virginia Postrel’s essay in the Atlantic. Superheroes and the glamour surrounding them are her subjects, although she avoids trying to explain the success of Superman Returns. Best line:
Glamour may look easy, but it never is.
Postrel is the author of The Substance of Style and The Future and Its Enemies. She also blogs at the Dynamist.
When I was growing up in the sixties and seventies, I thought the artists were supposed to be the bold innovators, the change-makers. But here in Los Angeles, the artists have become these lactose-intolerant, conflict-resolution parents.
Ain’t it the truth?