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The New York Times review of "The Rachel Zoe Project" does everything but blame the stylist for yesterday's financial crisis. "Given that Ms. Zoe is already a pox on humanity — exploiting an aesthetic of dissipation, invading our collective consciousness and spraying it with dummy dust — it is amazing that 'The Rachel Zoe Project,' which focuses on her career, manages to send its audience deeper into the territory of smug NPR obsessives who won't stop ranting about triviality's conquest of the American soul." Shows about insane buying and spending feel "downright unseemly as investment banks are dissolving, and unemployment stands at more than 6 percent." [NYT]