The Art of Appropriating the Ethos of an Era Through Fashion: Sociology of Style on How Everything Becomes New Again

As always, I would like to thank my friends at Sociology of Style (sociologyofstyle.com) for taking their sociocultural perspective to the streets with a point of view on how fashion ultimately becomes a signifier of our cultural conversation.   This article by Eve Kerrigan Roberts discussion how fashion always comes full circle from one era to … Continue reading The Art of Appropriating the Ethos of an Era Through Fashion: Sociology of Style on How Everything Becomes New Again

Comedy Central’s Betrayal: Out Of Context Commercials That Make Me Sad

Last night, after resigning myself to the fact that the cold my wife had given me was not going to let me out of the house, we decided that we would stay in and pop on the boob tube for our Saturday evening's entertainment.  We don't spend much time channel surfing these days and our … Continue reading Comedy Central’s Betrayal: Out Of Context Commercials That Make Me Sad

The Best Art In Paris: The Locals, Not The Louvre

Today is our last day in Paris and I am pleased to say that I feel like I have had proper "anthropological" experiences outside of the tourist obligations. We have enjoyed people-watching and chats with strangers (as best we could...finding that my limited Spanish was a big help in communicating with the French), walks through … Continue reading The Best Art In Paris: The Locals, Not The Louvre

Why Is The Despicable Hysterical If It’s A Cartoon?

So, as a follow-up on my recent "Crimes of Hilarity" blog, I've been on this kick examining the experience of Irony. And in an ironic turn of events, the very night that same blog went Freshly Pressed, we were having dinner with the "in-laws" and I situation occurred for which my only outlet so I … Continue reading Why Is The Despicable Hysterical If It’s A Cartoon?

The culture and art of clothing

I was at one of the many annual "fests" in my neighboring urban "hood" today that featured the usual of booze, art, foods on sticks and live local bands. As I was marveling at the aesthetic and subcultural wonderland that I had forgotten was one of my favorite things about summer, I stumbled across the … Continue reading The culture and art of clothing