“Mom and Pop” stores are a cultural anomaly in the United States. While some local businesses survive […]
Several musicians have died tragically at the peak of their careers – Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, […]
Hearing the word “fashion,” I immediately think of super-thin models strutting down a runway in the most impractical outfits. High fashion is something that, at times, eludes us and makes us feel like “the commoners” of modern society. We see women wearing completely mismatched outfits, inordinate high heels and makeup that is reminiscent of a 1980s Cyndi Lauper. Then we think, “I could never pull off that look,” or, “Who would wear that?!” However, some fashion designers, like Arthur Arbesser, experiment with alternative forms of presentation that refrain from the typical haute couture style.
Westerners have fetishized the ethnic “other” for centuries. Early European explorers traveled to foreign lands like Africa and […]