'Girls,' the show that artfully skewers the so-called First World Problems
This U.S. series is about riches - richness of privilege, of time, of complexes. But not about economic riches.
You can learn a lot about a cultural artifact by listening with half an ear to the criticism it generates. Direct consumption has already become an outmoded interaction, an inferior form of time wasting. After all, no one reads the classics, and that is precisely their importance: They are already part of the culture. They are us. The opposite is also true: Significant works do not need direct exposure. They...
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