Creative heroes: Redeeming the artist’s role in an age of celebrity worship

In what other line of work is the employee valued over the customer or the host valued over the guest?

In spring 2010, a music lover at the annual Coachella arts festival posted a twenty-four second video on YouTube. The clip opens with an attractive couple strolling through the crowd, drinks in hand, taking in the music and atmosphere. Ten seconds go by before things get weird. But when they do, it’s a rapid spiral: heads turn, camera…