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Fashion and Irony Part Two: The Trouble with “Hipsters” and a Hopeful Semiotics of Ilana Glazer

Walter Benjamin called fashion the eternal return of the new. And like all things fashionable, irony is old news (at least as old as Revolutionary France… 2,300 more words

Fashion Research

Distressed Denim

Bored of your wardrobe, ladies? Well, you’re in luck. DSM Denim just released a sneak peek of their fall line, now available for pre-order. Pick the pair that bests suits your personality… or, heck, splurge on all four. 8 more words


Bakersfield Trip - April 2015

One of the things I appreciate about Bakersfield is that it is still relatively untouched by hipsterism. It is just a little too far from Los Angeles to have the Sunset Junction/Silverlake contingent invade. 533 more words

Consumer Culture

My publications

Harju, A. A. (forthcoming) Imagined Community and Affective Alignment in Steve jobs Memorial Tributes on YouTube. In Gardner, S. & Alsop, S. (2016) … 130 more words


Comic Books, graphic novels, the funnies: literature or not?

Each generation of literary greats sees the rise of a new genre, or at least a new way of using that specific style of writing. 429 more words


Pasolini, Fo, and Welcoming Our Overlords

As my Italian literature workshop draws to a close, we’ve finally made it up to the 20th-century authors, among them, the multifaceted pair of provocateurs… 686 more words

Italian Literature

Ask yourself the hard questions.

Look at what you own. Take the time to just look at it. Properly. Then ask yourself…

  • Is this item important to me?
  • Does this item give me…
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Voluntary Simplicity