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Bradley Cooper and insecurities in Hollywood

Bradley Cooper, star of The Hangover, The Silver Linings Playbook, A Star is Born and more recently admitted that he had some insecure feelings about taking on his role in Nightmare Alley. Now, Nightmare Alley is the Guillermo Del Toro film that was recently released starring Cooper but back when the film was first announced it had a different actor attached. Deadline first reported in 2019 that Leonardo ... Read More »

Advertising That Exploits Our Deepest Insecurities

The function of advertising, wrote Robert E. Lane in The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies, “is to increase people’s dissatisfaction with any current state of affairs, to create wants, and to exploit the dissatisfactions of the present. Advertising must use dissatisfaction to achieve its purpose.” The web browser is a dissatisfaction-seeking machine. Every search query we input reflects a ... Read More »