Until recently, the reigning theory on who the first Homo sapiens in North America were pointed to the Clovis people, evidence of whose culture was discovered in the American Southwest. That theory has been powerfully challenged by, among others, Meadowcroft, an archaeological dig in western Pennsylvania that began in the 1970s.
New rules at People and other leading gossip outlets could be the first step back to a classic Hollywood system, where celebrities have complete control over their image. The problem? Tabloids, by mapping our anxieties onto celebrity bodies and making the unspeakable speakable, serve an important purpose.