Just a gentle warning: this is essentially a two-part blog with related topics. Both are, I hope, worth reading and they certainly compliment one another. Stanley Tucci is a bit of a polymath as far as acting goes. He can play anything. Period. The preceding has nothing to do with the rest of the post but I love Stanley Tucci and I’ve always wanted to hashtag him. (That sounds dirty.) Watching ‘The Hunger Games’ is like watching a primer … →
So, assuming I’ve cornered everyone’s attention (and in some cases their homicidal ire) I’ll just get on with it.
A Fashion show, as it turns out, is a lot of different things.
Mouthing the words ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ is pretty much the same as saying E=MC squared– if you don’t understand why it’s true and can’t explain it to others then it has less than no value. It wears thin sometimes– the constant grinding against the whetstone of convention. And I often feel like ‘who the fuck am I to stand up for or against anything?’ I think it’s the inherent insecurity that goes along with even … →
CAN you erase an idea and by extension the constructs it manifests as? Memes are notoriously hard to eradicate* because it’s inherent in the nature of anything that behaves like a virus to mutate and piggyback. Usually though, it is remarkably easy to destroy a specific host.
The desire to be desired or it’s nicer, better behaved cousin, to be liked is inherent in most of the functional people I have congress with. Who amongst us doesn’t enjoy when someone, anyone really, finally acknowledges our obvious genius. The giving and receiving of affirmation and praise is a fundamental human need and the grease that lubricates almost all social interaction. And yes, I used that hamfisted analogy purposefully, since in many ways most adult interaction is at … →
And fun was indeed had by all.
(We were lucky enough to entice one of our producers, Lawrence Buhagiar, into guest spotting a blog for us. Lawrence is not only an avid chronicler of all things popkultur but he has a background in both neuroscience and sociology– making him eminently qualified to write the following blogpost: Towards a Theory of the Leisure Suit Class) Recently I came across an article in the New York Times written by John Ortved, a 28-year-old writer and former editorial associate at Vanity … →
Tastemaker. Now there is a word I dislike intensely. The idea that someone could make those decisions for me is both repugnant and presumptuous. But… what’s a boy to do in a world with information streams propagating like fruit flies in a lab.