Originally appeared in the Boston Book Review
HB: The first I knew of your work was the piece you did for Harper's with Neil Postman on media.
CP: The cover story in '91.
HB: In which you manage to link together Santeria and Mt. Sinai in a single paragraph.
CP: Right. The libel is abroad that Paglia got to be famous because she attacks women. In point of fact one of the reasons I got famous is because of that story simultaneous with a New York Magazine cover story. Feminism is hardly mentioned in the Harper's piece, which was about contemporary culture, completely devoid of the sex wars.