“Without the Spectacle, There is Nothing”


At Salon, Rumpus essays editor Roxane Gay writes about the cheering of Sandusky’s guilty verdict, and our spectacle-centric culture.

“The pictures are the story. The videos are the story. The confession of a broken man is the story. The protective father is the story. We want the story. We want to know every little thing about it. We want to attend the verdict and we want to cheer.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →