BY NOW YOU KNOW that the past few years have been extraordinary ones in the life of Taylor Swift.
Even if you have only casual knowledge of Swift’s music—there may be six or seven souls left on the planet who can’t sing all the words to “Shake It Off”—you’re aware that Swift has become not only one of the most successful recording artists ever, but also an unrivaled power broker who has prevailed in a volatile media economy and brought today’s music overlords to heel.
More recently, in an interview with Screen Daily, Assayas asserted that Stewart is "the best actress of her generation," to much Twitter uproar. This oversight is all the more frustrating because if there's one thing that Hollywood loves more than a comeback, it's a reinvention.
It loves a Disney star who does a Harmony Korine film, a comedian who slays drama, a forgotten child star who re-emerges on a hit Netflix series.
So Kristen Stewart is left with nothing more but to mope around various landscapes over the course of movies, totaling seven and a half hours.
That is a damning, extended first impression, and instead of blaming the material, we blamed Stewart.
Almost immediately, he was surprised by the difficulty he had meeting women.
Past girlfriends had complained about his lifestyle, which emphasized watching sports and going to concerts and bars.
He’d been called lazy, aimless, and irresponsible with money.
Whether it’s where I’m eating, where I’m traveling or, God forbid, something I’m buying, like a lot of people in my generation—those in their 20s and 30s—I feel compelled to do a ton of research to make sure I’m getting every option and then making the best choice.
If this mentality pervades our decisionmaking in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?