What’s On Your Plate? The 2012 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series Answers This Question and More

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Since I far from know my way around the kitchen, I’m more often than not reaching for ready-to-eat meal propositions, or food right out of the can. For instance, I just had a bowl of Campbell’s Teriyaki Beef Noodle and Vegetable soup I picked up at the convenience/grocery store a stone’s throw from my place. … Continue reading

The Danger With Fashion: The Hidden Consequence of Dressing With Intent

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I don’t recall when I actually began to dress up. Nor do I remember simply waking up one morning decked out in pleated bow dresses and leopard pumps. What I do recall, however, is that the sartorial prescriptions of major retail chains and those of my unwitting peers were like gospel to me, and as … Continue reading

Dietrich and the Tuxedo

By Emily Patterson The re-appearance of the tuxedo on the catwalk this fall instantly sent images of a young Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1930) to my mind. In her debut film role, Dietrich stood on stage, a magnificent androgynous sexually charged female, dressed in long black pipe trousers, a white shirt, and smoking jacket, and … Continue reading

Clothing and Double Entendre

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Does clothing hold the power to conceal as much as it reveals about any one person? Suppose you’re somewhat of an exuberant dresser. When you walk down the street, you command attention simply by virtue of the clothes on your back. Yet, you’re not an attention seeker like your sartorial choices would suggest. You’re more … Continue reading

One: Outfits From a New Era at the Montreal Biosphere

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Our day-to-day is filled with alluring billboards, enticing magazine adverts, and pop-up ads that beckon us straight through the pearly gates of our numerous pantheons of goods and services. We buy to no end, only to discard our new acquisitions once the initial appeal has worn off. Consumerism is undeniably the name of the game, but … Continue reading

Clothing, Identity and the Case of the ‘Genderless’ Baby

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As much as clothing serves as a means of identification, it is equally useful as a way to conceal, or at the very least, render one’s identity ambiguous, which illustrates just how deep-seated our sartorial markers of class, gender, and identity are, and that, in spite of the changes fashion has undergone throughout the decades. … Continue reading

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