Kathy Peiss
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Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style
10 Jun 2011 // 1:10 AM

Los Angeles’s 1943 “zoot suit riot” may be the only time in American history that fashion was believed to be the cause of widespread civil unrest.

//Reviews

Today's Seriously Sagging Britches Have a Precedent in the Society Challenging 'Zoot Suit'
22 Sep 2011 // 3:10 AM

Kathy Peiss takes us back to a time whe “clothes make the man” led some to adopt a wild sartorial departure from the mainstream, and others to beat them viciously for it.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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