PHOTOS: Michael Kors Wants Guys To Stop Wearing Skinny Jeans
“Bowie meets Cary meets Gosling…” Meets Huckleberry Finn?
For Spring 2014 Michael Kors is waging war on your guys skinny jeans, debuting a Dickens-luxe range of sleeveless blazers, suede trenches, hemp bags, and wide-legged, pajama-style trousers complete with rope-inspired belt.
The reason for Kors’ personal vendetta is unclear. Is fitted denim not compatible with a streak-free spray tan? Is this a clandestine move to clear the path for father-son pants sharing? Whatever the reason, we’re cool with it if dudes are. Seems unfair that girls should be the only ones licensed to feel a refreshing calf breeze on a sultry summer day.
We’re not entirely sold on the PR agents Ryan Gosling reference, though. Is this abou
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It grew out of the postponement of another, similarly named festival in 2011. This year, it is up against one of the more popular annual outdoor music bashes in the Cities.
Still, the Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival has managed to grow in size and quietly become a fun mainstay of the summer block party calendar in its third year.
Millions of Chicagoans celebrate our greatest outdoor festival every year. Though it has continuously changed over the years, it has always found the right formula to improve on years past. This year is no exception as the Taste adds Food Trucks, Pop-Up Restaurants and a wonderfully thought out Family Village. In my opinion, the quality of musical acts each year has been the most impressive improvement. The 2013 Taste of Chicago is one of the best lineups to date and I have compiled a list of some of the bands, both local and national, that you should not miss.
One thing to note: Taste of Chicago concert seating tickets must be purchased and in some cases are sold out. The lawn seating is free. Food Trucks will be available around the lawn seating at the Petrillo Music Shell during the concerts.
The first in-depth analysis of Maori Television being carried out by university researchers will shed light on the impact and significance of the indigenous broadcaster.
Two researchers, from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland, are investigating how Maori Television has contributed to political and cultural revitalisation for Maori and how it has shaped notions of nationhood since it was launched nearly a decade ago.
Dr Jo Smith, a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University’s School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies, and Dr Sue Abel, from the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies and the Department of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland, have Marsden funding of $770,000 to carry out what is believed to be the first in-depth research into indigenous New Zealand television.
Dr Smith says the work will not only add to the body of knowledge about indigenous media, but also break new ground by using innovative methodology.
“We bring a media studies approach to the project but, at the end of the day, you can’t understand indigenous broadcasting in New Zealand without understanding or engaging with a Maori world view, te ao Maori and matauranga Maori,” says Dr Smith.
“Ideally, we would like the research to come up with some pathways for developing new media studies methodologies that draw on matauranga Maori.
“That is potentially the most exciting outcome of the research. We will be