Category Archives: Life

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Rihanna Revolution: Black Nationalism and Resistance in American Oxygen

Probably the most interesting and provocative music video of the last decade has provoked perhaps predictable tepid moralizing from certain quarters. If you haven’t seen it, do. Interspersed with footage…

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In Praise of Shadows: A Short Review of the Work of Azsacra Zarathustra

Part Brahman (Hindu priest) and part Kshatriya (warrior) — in terms of “warfare, aggression, and valour” — is how Dr. Santosh Kumar describes Russian author Azsacra Zarathistra. Zarathustra is the…

Sexy, sporty Goth girl

Why Fitness Has Gone Goth

The image of fitness has changed. So has “Goth”. If you look back to the ’80s, Goths and punks were portrayed on television as a group of malcontents, curiously propelled by…

Author Yukio Mishima, photographed by Eikoh Hosoe.

Are Muscles Useless?

The “Meterosexual” has been replaced by the “Spornosexual”. You’ve seen him. He is the male that inhabits gyms, pumps his body up, and tans and grooms himself purely for show. A cynic…

Is menswear feminizing men?

Is Fashion Feminizing Men?

“Menswear is getting more feminine,” The Wall Street Journal announced last week. “Vivid colors like turquoise, floral prints, and pattern mixing are the latest trends—for guys. So are lapel flowers,…

Sustainable jewelry by LZZR

LZZR Launches New Sustainable Jewelry Collection

Beauty meets sustainability in the work of LA-based jewelry design label LZZR. Worn by musician’s American Authors, fashion bloggers Viviere Bella, Stylists Emily + Merritt, Actress Grace Helbig and others, LZZR…

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Casual Elegance: DRESSADDICT launches new menswear and womenswear lines

“It’s about being unique and enigmatic,” says Artem Gryshchenko about the new men’s and womenswear collections by DRESSADDICT by Artem & Victor. The Kiev-based fashion design label has continued to develop its…

Derrick Coleman of the Seattle Seahawks.

Power is Inside: Derrick Coleman’s Moving Ad for Duracell

If you’re like me, you loathe those ads that appear before almost every video now on YouTube, and fixate on the five second countdown until the click “Skip Ad” button…

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Corporate Karma: Better Values Means Bigger Rewards

There’s a tendency to believe that values are an obstacle to “making money.” And certainly we can all think of companies that have no problem with behaving unethically for an extra…