Monthly Archives: November 2011

Warning: Political Ads Make You Stupid

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This is the disclaimer that Britain’s Public Interest Research Centre recently proposed for inclusion on billboards: “This advertisement may influence you in ways of which you are not consciously aware. Buying consumer goods is unlikely to improve your wellbeing, and borrowing to buy consumer goods may be unwise; debt can… More

Fashion in Rio de Janeiro (Part 1)

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Just in case you haven’t noticed, Brazil is really hot right now. With its incandescent economy and its reputation for sensuality and Mardi Gras decadence, Rio de Janeiro, in particular, has attracted an unprecedented amount of global attention. As the sprawling city prepares for the 2014 World Cup and the… More

Mash-Ups in Fashion, Music & Literature

Mashup Compilation from Eduard Minobis on Vimeo. When I think about mash-ups, I can’t help but think about Julia Kristeva and her notion of intertextuality. The term has been used in many, many different ways since she first coined it, but, quite generally, she was using it to talk about… More