To be honest I really have no idea what is in store for me for St. Patty’s this year. This tradition typically lasts for at least three days, and not all in a row. New Haven is having their parade this March on the 11th, which is a Sunday — so if you have one… Continue reading Girls Will Be Glittered
There are many things that have changed in time and society since the good ol’ First Amendment was written so many moons ago. What I always think of is the freedom of expression. As Americans, under the First Amendment we have the right to express our opinions. We have the right to represent our… Continue reading Tattoos: The Artistic Freedom of Speech
The rent is high, the highways are slow… But one good thing about living in Lower Fairfield County is the classy consignment shops. This weekend I visited one of my favorites, Double Exposure in Darien. Double Exposure is not a thrift shop. You can buy Gucci handbags there, Prada heels, or even a mink… Continue reading “Bee Ware” of Great Deals at Double Exposure
It’s getting colder out now! Yeah, I know: “Thank you, Captain Obvious.” The night has slipped its way across the border of summer’s days, creeping in with lower temperatures over the evening hours. Leaves change into colorful attire, as if they are dressing up for a special occasion, readying themselves for their fall journeys.… Continue reading Winter Gauges
By Nora Lewis Allen Photography by Louise te Poele Originally published in The Mercurial, 1/4/12 Rarely do art, music, culture and collaboration come together as flawlessly as they do in Audiowear, the latest project from Elasticbrand, a multi-dimensional design studio founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2006. Audiowear, a collection of aerophone and idiophone… Continue reading Jewelry and Hip Hop Meet Their Maker in Audiowear
This is Death Metal Dave here, filling in at Alternative Control to shed some light for all those posers out there on how to properly support the metal scene. I see so many losers come to local shows that just don’t know and don’t realize how important it is to support the scene properly. It… Continue reading Mortified Nuclear Immolated Mutant Populace Death (A Fashion Article)
The people I most identify with are METALHEADS. I feel a brotherly love and connection to them, as biased as it may be. Nothing compares to being at a show and releasing emotion by headbanging, finger wagging and playing intricate air guitar solos. In what other context is it okay for a sweaty, fat… Continue reading I Am Metal, Therefore I Am.