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On Gay Talese & Limited Budgets

July 29, 2011

On Gay Talese & Limited Budgets

When we visited Gay Talese, Adam, Ben and I admired his home. It’s a beautiful multi-story townhouse in Manhattan. Mr….

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Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

November 30, 2009

Shopping Effectively Means Shopping Like My Mom

(me and my mom, 1981) My mom’s current (modest) salary, as a Junior College professor, is the most she’s made…

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The Pop-Up Flea: Criticisms and Rejoinders

November 25, 2009

The Pop-Up Flea: Criticisms And Rejoinders

Earlier this week Giuseppe, the proprietor of An Affordable Wardrobe, wrote a thoughtful critique of ACL’s Pop-Up Flea, which took…

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Crocs are the free plan of footwear

November 5, 2009

Crocs Are The Free Plan Of Footwear

In the blog Archinect, Mark Faulkner writes that Crocs, the nightmarishly ugly boating and gardening shoe for children, are “the…

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Threadbared on The Sartorialist’s photo “Pride In His Work”

November 3, 2009

Threadbared On The Sartorialist’s Photo “Pride In His Work”

Those structures of privilege or social realities that might mediate the encounter are nowhere accounted for. Instead, we are presented…

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