There’s something novel, if not quite unprecedented, about the cultural space Jeremy Renner is inhabiting right now. Fresh off a sizable role in the highest grossing movie of all time, Renner is at least partly all of these things: an outdoor lifestyle brand sponsored by Amazon, the star of an upcoming Hawkeye series for Disney+, and a Jeep pitchman.
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So much of the greater pop zeitgeist is immersed in such an anonymous blend of genres, that its biggest rising stars can be both everything and nothing at once.
Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images, Shutterstock)PITTSBURGH— In April, the staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October. The win caught much of the staff by surprise, and, according to a staff writer who was there, the office erupted in havoc. Executive editor Keith Burris brought out a microphone to deliver some remarks, telling his staff that this shouldn’t be a day of celebration.