Mes: marzo 2019

So much has changed since the ’80s and ’90s Without giant computers, hard copies of everything, and overstuffed Rolodexes, offices look vastly different now than they did in the ’80s. Those old-school offices, with their sad gray cubicles and Styrofoam coffee cups, are on their way to being obsolete. In 2019, offices are streamlined spaces […]

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“I think people my age see these videos are sort of a time capsule,” said Bell. For Dan Bell, it all started with his childhood mall in Maryland. After the teens had gone, after the food court had closed, after the shops had shuttered — what had happened to it? «I think malls became sort of that […]

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When I was young, I took malls for granted. They seemed as much a part of the nation’s infrastructure as highways and sewer systems. Where else could you have your ears pierced with a glorified staple gun, challenge strangers to Street Fighter matches in dim arcades, consume untold quantities of Orange Julius and brood over […]

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Donald Trump’s «strong economy» is a fake economy, one based on disjointed factoids and zero analysis. A month and a half ago I warned in this space that the corporate news media’s obsession with nailing Trump for a conspiracy with Russia was setting themselves and the rest of the country up for his re-election. ​ I presaged […]

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UBS Group AG analysts are sticking by a prediction that a fifth of shops in French shopping centers will be empty by 2023. Vacancies in French malls have reached 11.2 percent and are on a pace to meet UBS’s prediction from January 2018 for 20.6 percent by the end of 2023, analysts led by Charles […]

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Late capitalism may be having a banner year. According to data from document research company Nexis, the term “late capitalism” appeared 274 times in popular English-language news in 2018 through Nov. 15, and looks set to end the year with more than 340 mentions. That means the term’s use is on track to surpass its 2013 […]

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In this monthly column by Eugene Rabkin, the founder of StyleZeitgeist shares his opinions, observations, and insights about the world of fashion. For this installment, Eugene explains why bad taste could be a symptom of late capitalism. In recent years we have seen the rise of a certain type of a fashion designer who traffics in the ostentatious, […]

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Irony poisoning aesthetic as a music genre. 14 If you clicked this title you either have no idea what Vaporwave is or are so strung out on irony poisoning that you click anything that’s written with spaces and Japanese Katakana in it. If you have no idea what Vaporwave is, you are probably also unaware […]

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