‘Guilty’ Pleasures? No Such Thing.

Go forth and read that trashy novel

The New York Times
Jul 2 · 6 min read
Illustration: Pablo Rochat

By Micaela Marini Higgs

We know them when we see them: The TV shows and movies we love, even though we just know they’re bad. The trashy books we simply can’t put down. The awful earworms we hate to love.

Yes, these are our guilty pleasures — what some people consider the junk food in our media…

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