“We’re all of us royals,” says Babette Babich, Ph.D., professor of philosophy. As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attempt to get out of the media fishbowl, the rest of us are trying to get in—seeking as many “likes” as possible in our social media feed. But are the likes the same as love? And have we become our own paparazzi? Professor Babich weighs in.


Tom Stoelker is senior staff writer and visual media coordinator for Fordham News. After fifteen years as a freelance designer, Tom shifted his focus to writing and photography. He graduated from Lehman College, CUNY where he majored in English literature and photography and he received his master's in journalism from Columbia University. His work has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal, and The Architect's Newspaper, where he was associate editor.