Have you heard the theory that Mad Men‘s Megan Draper is being set up to be murdered because wardrobe put her in a shirt similar to one worn by Sharon Tate in a 1967 Esquire spread? I’m not sure if I buy it, but the show is getting crazier, so who knows? Anyway, Esquire was pretty jazzed about this, so they dug up the vintage spread in which the shirt appears (slide 3). And, as it turns out, this particular spread was an attempt to use cheesecake photos of Sharon Tate to illustrate principles from Mao Zedong‘s teachings, because it was 1967 and people in America were at least vaguely interested in communism. Interested enough to look at pictures of Sharon Tate next to quotes from Mao, anyway, provided Mao’s quotes were introduced/discredited as “dull and unmemorable.” More
If you, like me, enjoy seeing lines from dense theoretical texts you read in college mashed up with the splashy cover stories of Cosmopolitan, then this is the Tumblr for you. More
My boyfriend is a wise man and the most pleasant anarcho-communist you’ll ever meet. Here are some of the things I’ve learned from him. More
As you may know by now, EIC Jennifer likes dating finance guys. Well guess what? I like dating libertarian communists, as my current beau will attest. Why do I like dating these sensual revolutionaries? I’m so glad you asked! Here are ten reasons, many of which align strangely well with Jennifer’s reasons for dating the very people my man and his ilk hope to someday annihilate. Go figure. More
Remember when I told you about 19th Century oil tycoon Alber Elbaz’s decision to launch a “superluxury” line of children’s clothing, and most of you agreed that it would hasten the demise of capitalism by several decades? Well, Sir Elbaz made good on the threat, and now there are photos to prove it. (My anarcho-commie boyfriend is doing the Snoopy dance as we speak.) Is the Lanvin kids’ line ridiculously cute, or just ridiculous? You be the judge. More
Here’s the thing about studio apartments: you don’t have any room for extraneous furniture. The items you select need to be deliberate — they must serve a purpose, each and every one of them, like large, inanimate members of a communist/Utopian society. More
First of all, we’re booking tickets to China right now. Second, why? We sort of got it when a Smurfs went to France (though the theme park closed after two seasons), but why China? According to the Wall Street Journal:
And not just because of all the purging.