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Academic celebrity

Credit: Matt Roth for The Chronicle Review

Back in 1991, a New York Times Magazine writer, Anne Matthews, described Andrew Ross, a doyen of American studies, strolling through the Modern Language Association conference in his "pale mango wool-and-silk Commes des Garcons blazer" on his way to a session on gangsta rap and censorship, as admiring graduate students gawked and murmured, "That’s him!"

From The Chronicle of Higher Education
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