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Brutalist Aesthetic

The Brutalist Aesthetic and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Kicks

Featured Image from: Brutalismus Those Look Unfinished If you’ve ever seen unpainted, concrete buildings that may come off appearing as unfinished, but in reality they already are, then you’re probably looking at Brutalist architecture. In recent years, it seems like this sort of aesthetic has been on some sort of revival, especially for the interiors of boutiques, coffee shops, or malls. It was the British …

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Howl

A Generation of Howling Kids

Featured image from: Relix   “I saw the minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,” These stanzas, taken from Allen Ginsberg’s 1955 hit, “Howl,” best describe the generation that Ginsberg wanted to …

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The Prevalence of Liquor

The Prevalence of Liquor in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

I. The Novel, the Author, and the Era   The Great Gatsby, which was originally published in 1925, chronicles the life of Nick Carrawayin Long Island, New York, and his view on society; a circle in which he finds himself a part of, along with the titular character, Jay Gatsby, his neighbour, and Daisy Fay-Buchanan, Nick’s cousin and Gatsby’s love interest. The novel is considered …

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Going Against the Art World

An Exercise in Futility: Going Against the Art World

Going, going, gone Banksy, the infamous street artist whose secret identity remains sacred, has yet again shaken the art world. After the crazy, out-of-this-world spectacle that was Dismaland in 2015, who would have expected that three years later, the anti-establishment enigma that is Banksy would again find himself making headlines. Early in October this year, one of Banksy’s signature stencilled paintings, “Girl and Balloon,” had …

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