Latest Podcast: Reconsidering Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, Quitting Lark Voorhies–and Amanda Peterson and the Sadness Scale

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loveAll right, Episode 20 posted a few days ago, so it’s more like the semi-latest edition, but my point about doughnuts being treasures that should be kept under glass stands nonetheless.

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Amanda Peterson: How We Process the Death of a Teen Crush

Amanda Peterson, Journalism, Teen idols

I was struck by how news of the death of Amanda Peterson (Can’t Buy Me Love) resonated despite the actress being out of the public eye, and not merely film, for nearly a generation. I guess I underestimated the pull of the teen crush. (For Yahoo!)