Style is an unspoken language of identity. But what do things like clothes and hairdos mean? How should we interpret a mohawk as opposed to a beehive, pedalpushers versus intentionally ripped jeans, ska music versus hardcore? Dick Hebdige thinks he has the answer.
Hebdige's slim 1979 monograph "Su
Dickens saw London with dirty eyes. Colored by the Industrial Revolution's residual grime, his vision was thick with haze and factory smoke. He portrayed London's hovels, its drinking dens and shipyards, lodging houses and debtors' prisons, with hard-won insight. The author crept through London's
It is a raw, rebellious, decadent, and modern sound. Extremely hot and sweaty, it's enough to take your body to extreme levels of manic disorder and back again. You jump, flip, and fall, transported by the electrifying sounds of apocalyptic vibrations. You panic because the larger-than-life beat seem
"Wannabe" is the name of shoe designer Patrick Cox's lower-priced collection, which appeals to folks who want to emulate the look of the high-end stuff. But a wannabe this top designer is not. From his school days in the mid-1980s up until the present, Cox has had a brilliant avant-garde career desig