Fashion doesn't just filter down from on high to the plebes below; like most things we do, it is, to some extent, a social language, and that means that it's not just the wealthy or well-connected who get to talk. When the stars align just right, a group of people with little real power can...

but what is popular, really? abbreviated, crunched and repackaged for musical media, pop has become the soundtrack for manufactured characters of irresistible melodies & widely accepted themes. on the outskirts of the universal language of music lies the shell we know as fashion. what is the...

"Western Union and 'Love in Any Language' is music to my ears. Consumers of all ages across the U.S. have an opportunity to be creative and resourceful using their talent while expressing love in any language," said Daddy Yankee. "It's a great opportunity for anyone interested to express and...

Photo: MTV Jeremy Scott on music and fashion: "I think that 2NE1's style and their music go hand in hand. I think that they're really speaking to a whole new generation and mixing up all different things... Not only culture and languages and musical genres, but style genres and I think...

An interesting read on how fashion not only provides a social language based on the easily recognized, but is also filled with hidden meanings making it problematic to read. This article uses the example of a hormone pill-popping young man of the late 1960s that convinced a medical team,...

In music, we look at the impact of social networking on music journalism and chat with the "it" band of the moment, Submotion Orchestra, about their debut. In performance, we speak with Sean Holmes from the Lyric Hammersmith about his production of Edward Bond's Saved. Finally, Frankie Shea...

The club owner Arnaud Frisch, who started the Social Club and music label Savoir Faire, plans for a private venue from 6 pm to midnight, that opens to non-members from midnight to 6 am. The concept is devoted to all things cultural, like a 'salon' for international creative exchanges with...

When you understand the social language of fashion (and, by extension, of handbags), how people choose to adorn themselves is a little window into how they see themselves, just like their favorite books or college major. With that in mind, we tried out a little thought experiment in the...

Fashion is a social language, after all, and we're all talking constantly. As I do from time to time, I took stock of the season's hottest bags and made some predictions about what the bag choices might say about their future owners. You had the best selection of Lisa Frank notebooks,...

 

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