Urban Outfitters, as my brilliant sister very articulately put it, is a fashion emporium based on the notion that the store is really frickin’ cool. The music, the down-home furniture, the hipster wannabe salespeople are all systematically placed to make you feel that the $42 jean cut-offs you are buying are part of some underground, edgy, young stream of awesomeness. There are many elements that contribute to the ephemeral sheen that magically powders a grey t-shirt into being an integral part of street culture in UO. One is a weird kind of nostalgia for whatever childhood memories you may have.…Read More... | 7 Comments
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Assault on Gaza
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The murders that preceded the war in Gaza.
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When Israel grabs land, the U.S. grabs a thesaurus [satire] http://t.co/IZsJQ6IUNZ by @AmiKaufman, cc @StateDept
'Suspects in brutal beating of two Palestinians tied to anti-miscegenation group’ http://t.co/04OkMB4trf by @MairavZ
'Despite reforms, IDF still mistreating Palestinian children’ http://t.co/OkjFmslncf
A full report of the major incidents during the Gaza war in which freedom of speech in Israel was crushed: http://t.co/QxEq2flob3
How freedom of speech was crushed during Protective Edge: http://t.co/QxEq2flob3
Why does Israeli media insist on portraying the West Bank as the Wild West & its Palestinian inhabitants as savages? http://t.co/wOCMi9cHIp
Israel confiscates 990 acres of land near Bethlehem in largest land seizure since 1980s (via @peacenowisrael)