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A Major Chef Takes a Swipe at Dallas’ Clubby Food Scene, a Women’s Clothing Rebellion & Bowie in Berlin

What We’re Reading

BY // 02.18.16

Our editors are a diverse lot, and are constantly perusing a long and broad list of publications and sites. Fashion? Art? Architecture? Culinary studies? Semantics? In What We’re Reading, PaperCity shares the wealth.

“Up until five years ago, it kind of wanted to be Dallas,” said Hugh Acheson, whose Empire State South helped define a new breed of progressive Southern cooking when it opened here in 2010. “The really popular restaurants were all valet and neon signs and kind of nightclubby.”

That’s quite an assessment of Dallas, no? Popular chef Acheson is talking about Atlanta, and you can read the entire piece here.

Clothing is supposed to last, isn’t it? It’s meant to be timeless, no? Well, think again. Many of you probably think your wardrobe is one for the ages, classic, but consider that the average woman, according to one study, wears an item of clothing seven times only before she consigns it to the back of her closet. Some are rebelling, however. Read this if you want to participate.

Shakespeare is never out of style, and his life and works are never old. Think you know all you need to about The Bard of Avon? You don’t. Here’s some “new” analysis for your pleasure.

Rothko. Pollock. Ideas. Art. Those two painters had them, and made it. But one critic is worried that too many current young artists are devoid of originality, and that our time is the worse for it. Take a look and decide for yourself.

David Bowie is no longer among us, but his work and art are. Going to Berlin soon? Check this out.

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