During the pandemic, one of the several books I plowed through was POPISM: The Warhol Sixties by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett. I generally gravitate to anything that involves the historical influence style had on the musicians, artists, and entertainers of this era. In terms of the "Silver Sixties" I had only read EDIE: An … Continue reading POPISM: Style Transformation Through Warhol’s Sixties
What became a phenomenal success from its first season, UK's Skins continued with its core cast as they became seniors in college for season two. With such explosive popularity among young adults, Skins continued the saga with a new cohort of high schoolers as they introduced season three and four with an all-new cast. To … Continue reading Teenage Tropes: Bristol’s Thrifty Fashions in Skins, Generation Two.
With the recent tragedy and injustice caused by yet another case of "police brutality" I think we can call it manslaughter now. All four Minneapolis police officers involved with the arrest and murder of George Floyd all face criminal charges. FINALLY... but we are so far from the war being over. There will never be … Continue reading Don’t Blackout: Support Black Lives Matter Movements AND Small Business Owners
Jacqueline Susann was a widely respected actress, singer, dancer - a woman about town. She had her run in NYC and Hollywood and recounts her lifestyle in the most resonate way: she writes a book. Valley of the Dolls was published in December of 1966 and was the biggest success of that year. To date, … Continue reading Under the influence: A review of Valley of the Dolls
Somewhere in Hollywood, sometime in the 1970s, Joan Larkin would change her name to her mother's maiden name "Jett" as her new legality. She took on the name Joan Jett as her professional and stage name all in one, which later cemented her status as a rock n' roll icon. After her first guitar teacher … Continue reading Cherry Bombs and Neon Angels: The Runaways