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Creative Careers: Making A Living With Your Ideas

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 6:00am in


Books, fashion

The following excerpt is from the introduction to Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas (New York: Hachette, 2020),...

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Killing It

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/05/2020 - 9:00pm in

I never truly understood fashion until I watched Killing Eve. I’d seen it, read about it, but was never really confronted...

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Nation’s Drug Dealers Call For Government Bailout Following Fashion Week’s Cancellation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/03/2020 - 8:11am in


The Nation’s drug dealers have called upon the federal Government to put together a bailout package for the industry, following the news that Australian fashion week had been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Mate this is an absolute disaster,” said an Industry Spokesperson. “Fashion week accounts for 60% of my yearly income.”

“How am I going to pay the school fees? Or the mortgage on my investment property.

When asked what the Government could do to help stimulate the drug dealing industry, the Spokesperson said: “We need an investment of funds to not only tide us over but to maybe help some of the younger guys re-train.”

“A lot of people dismiss drug dealers as an unskilled profession, but that’s just not fair. We are very skilled people and given the chance could thrive in any cut-throat profession, like Real Estate or Politics.”

No word yet on what packages the Government will draw up for the drug dealers.

Mark Williamson


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Philosopher Wins NEA Grant for Exhibit on Fashion and Art

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/03/2020 - 11:45pm in

William Paterson University will be getting $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to develop an exhibition on fashion, art, and philosophy as a result of a successful grant application by assistant professor of philosophy Laura T. DiSumma-Knoop and  Kristen Evangelista, director of the William Paterson University Galleries.

Laura T. DiSumma-Knoop

Together they will be curating the interdisciplinary exhibit, “Fashion is a Verb: Art, Performance, and Identity.” The exhibit is about

investigating the use of fashion in the arts or, more radically, the very idea of fashion as art. Fashion is far from a passive object. For fashion is also an active verb: it is to fashion. Reflecting on fashion as a performance, an act that is both personally and socially significant discloses new venues of analysis at the intersection between artistic practices and philosophical questions. “To” fashion is to interrogate oneself and to engage in a discussion on the daily aesthetic practices that are necessary for the establishment of our identities, communities, and values. (from the grant narrative)

In addition to the exhibit, the grant will fund related projects, such as an experimental study on the relation between fashion and style and personal identity in conjunction with the Berlin School of Mind and Brain at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, and various talks, workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information about the work this grant will support, see this press release. To learn about the other projects funded in this round of NEA grants, go here.

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Rise of the Blur

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/01/2020 - 6:01am in



Because detective shows and soap operas use this blurry-foreground move so regularly, its sudden ubiquity in the news represents a significant shift in register, or even genre, for journalism. Photojournalism has for decades restricted itself to a stark framing of visual facts, never wishing to compromise its evidentiary role in the narration for a more theatrical one. The best news photos deftly capture the drama with a shutter click, but that is also the abiding rule: it either happens in that click, or it doesn’t make it to print.