Ernst Schoen once praised the unsurpassable noblesse of fireworks as the only art that aspires not to duration but only to glow for an instant and fade away.1
Tourists from all over the globe go to Hollywood hoping to catch a glimpse of the lives of their favorite stars, a phenomenon that grows increasingly curious in the age of the internet. Every day the status of “celebrity” becomes more prosaic. Stars are consumed at such an accelerated rate that the producers struggle to keep up, and it is no surprise the content has suffered. With everyone looking for the next big pay-out, longevity is now a concept for romantics.