On Authenticity

In Rob Walker’s essay, ‘The Straw Man in the Grey Flannel Suit,’ an important theme that he talked about was Authenticity. The Zephyr crew, for example, were regarded as outlaws, rebels who represented the man in the grey flannel suit’s yearning to defy the status quo. Their ‘authenticity’ had the ability to attract people and shape fandom. I worked […]

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