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Can Asian selfies democratize fashion?

Nov 28, 2015

Can Asian selfies democratize fashion?

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‘When I was growing up and reading magazines, I didn’t see anybody that looked like me,” fashion blogger Aimee Song says in a video on her Song of Style blog. Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet, by Minh-Ha T. Pham 272 pages Duke University ...

Nov 21, 2015

Hemingway's Paris memoir becomes symbol of defiance

Ernest Hemingway’s memoir about the time he spent lounging in cafes and bars in 1920s Paris has become an unlikely totem of defiance against the terrorist attacks that claimed 129 lives in the City of Light on Nov. 13. Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast,” or ...

But is it art? Anime in the 'post-cinematic' age

Nov 14, 2015

But is it art? Anime in the 'post-cinematic' age

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The past 15 years have seen a boom in academic studies of anime, ranging from thematic and cultural analysis such as Susan J. Napier’s “Anime from Akira to Howl’s Moving Castle” to formal theory based on technical processes and the nature of two-dimensional images ...

A guide to disaster survival and good design

Nov 7, 2015

A guide to disaster survival and good design

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‘The medium is the message” — with that famous 1964 phrase, communication theorist Marshall McLuhan emphasized that societies are influenced just as much by a medium as the content it carries. Three years later, McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore teamed up to create ...