IN A TIME WHERE MANY ONCE SO POWERFUL SYMBOLS ARE IN THE RUBBLES, A NEW SET OF AESTHETICS AND A NEW WAY OF BEING IN THE WORLD IS EMERGING. download as pdf. As articulated by Bret Easton Ellis in an online article last year, we are experiencing the end of ‘Empire’ and witnessing the appearance of Post-Empire. In his article, Easton Ellis holds an interview with American actor Charlie Sheen,