As 2007 draws to a close, it's time to steel ourselves for the '00s retrospectives. Remember Ellen Feiss?



Possibly the greatest advertisement ever made, much better than the unreleased Ellen Feiss Powerbook video. But yeah, she still seems pretty stoned.

What a totally strange decade. The world was collapsing, yet the culture was vibrant and vital. In the near future, The American Scene will have a mini-symposium on the '00s: what were the unique and likely to last cultural phenomena? The return of Weltanschauung politics, Web 2.0 and the democratization of culture, the death or transcendence of hip-hop, etc. ...

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