Israeli extremists vandalize church

A church in Israel, believed by many christians to be the final resting place of the Virgin Mary, was attacked by extremist Israeli settlers last Tuesday, October 2. Located on…


Bollinger produces secret agent 007 champagne

“Shaken, not stirred.” Those are the immortal words of secret agent James Bond, 007, known for his love of women, style, and Dry Martinis. But, today, the Bond image is…


At least 10 Buddhist temples destroyed in Bangladesh

At least ten Buddhist temples were destroyed last weekend in Bangladesh after violent attacks on the minority. Fourteen homes belonging to Buddhist families were also destroyed. In response, a two-judge…


Beautiful, Dirty, Politics

Republican Congresswomen are more “feminine” than their counterparts in the Democratic Party. But Republican Congressmen are “less masculine” than Democrat Congressmen. This is the slightly surprising conclusion of a recent…


Paris Fashion Week: Glamor Meets Structure

From Balenciaga to Martin Margeila, angularity, highly structured garments, and block colors were big for Paris Spring/Summer 2013. Balenciaga capitalized on ruffles, around the hips creating an effect that was…


Vogue to launch fashion cafe in Dubai

Fashion and lifestyle publishers Conde Nast is planning to open a cafe in Dubai in 2013, capitalizing on the emirate’s reputation for a flair for fashion. Conde Nast publications include…


Rolando Santana: Effortless Luxury

A few of weeks ago, a couple of hundred fashionistas packed themselves into what was once probably a warehouse, in the now fashionable area of Chelsea, New York City. Rolando…


Etheric body: Fashion and the image of God

A revolution was spreading across Europe during the 16th century. In what would become known as the Protestant Reformation the rebels were not just acting against the power of the…


Post-9/11, and the Problem of Abstraction

Architect company MVRDV provoked shock and outrage in early December of last year when its plan for the building of two skyscrapers in Seoul, South Korea, came to public attention….