Announcement about the Madonna article

On Sunday morning I linked to a fake news story about Madonna pursuing a PhD in literary criticism.

A very funny friend of mine wrote the piece back in October and on a whim I mentioned it in connection with the weekend New York Times piece about the death of theory. Somehow the story has propagated all over the place, and much to my surprise people have been taking it seriously.

So, everyone, Madonna is not, so far as I know, planning “to get her PhD in critical literary theory specializing in women’s studies, gender and queer theory.” Sorry.

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