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The Surprising Origins Of Popular Halloween Traditions
October 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

  The ghosts of all things past parade, Emerging from the mist and shade That hid them from our gaze, And, full of song and ringing mirth, In one glad moment of rebirth, And again they walk the ways of earth As in the ancient days. – Hallowe’en John Kendrick Bangs   I remember the […]

Barbecue, Disney and Bored Scotsmen: Why Pirates Say Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr
September 19, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

In honor of National Talk Like a Pirate day, I thought I’d explore just where the famous pirate accent came from and whether any real pirates spoke in the style we all associate with them today. After days of researching I have discovered that, in short, the answer is Hollywood and no. However, the story […]

Ancient Egyptian Fashion: So Understated We Had To Dig To Find It
September 7, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Although Egyptian civilization is one of the oldest in the world, they manage to influence our modern society in many ways. One of those ways is fashion. Ever since the original Egyptian craze a century ago, Egyptian fashion has influenced modern designers on an off. The key to the timelessness of ancient Egyptian fashion is […]

Plaid Is Not Just A Fad And Here Are A Few Historical Reason Why
September 5, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

It’s fashion week, and who is better qualified to discuss fashion than a science writer, right? But seriously, as an Anthropology major I have always found fashion to be an interesting topic to study. For thousands of years we humans have used fashion to express ourselves. Whether we are trying to say “I’m a totally […]



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