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Arts Bombast: Allen Ginsberg at CJM

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” -Allen Ginsberg [Ginsberg, 1953.] I recently had the rather mystical pleasure of attending a preview of the Contemporary Jewish Museum‘s new exhibition, … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

In the Mood For… Vintage Vinyl Babes

What’s not to love? [Chris Noel] [Carole Singleton] [Nina Hagen with Dolly Parton record] [Muhammad Ali and female vinyl enthusiasts.] [Joanie Labine] Found most of these images here.

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Style Ish: Teddy Girls

Lately I’ve been inspired by England’s Teddy girls- badass teenage girls whose style reflected the post-industrial wasteland that was London in the ’50s. I consider them a precursor to the … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Arts Bombast: Atsuko Tanaka

Rounding out the trifecta of INCREDIBLE Japanese women artists (oh, hi, Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono) is of course, Atsuko Tanaka. [Tanaka wearing her “Electric Dress”- 1956] Like Ono and … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arts Bombast: Ed Van Der Elsken

Self-taught Dutch photographer Ed Van Der Elsken was known for capturing bohemian, rebellious youth culture in the ’50s. His series, “Love on the Left Bank” follows a fictional story of … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Style Ish: Rebel Youth

Can people PLEASE start dressing like this more often? I’m especially loving the hyperbolic hair and belt buckles. ┬áSee much more in Karlheinz Weinberger’s book of 1950s and 1960s culture/fashion … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

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