There’s something very compelling about androgyny, as we all know. But the theme resonates particularly, it seems, for those fashion-forward expressionists known as popular musicians. Architecture in Helsinki’s new video, featuring an ambiguous protagonist being groped by body-less limbs, got us thinking about the trajectory of androgyny in music videos — we tend to associate the trope with the ’80s, but in truth, the look seems to cycle in and out of fashion and it never quite loses its grip on our imagination. Though, let’s not lie, 1983 was a really big year for androgyny. We’ve also noticed that something about androgyny works especially well for redheads. Click through for a brief and incomplete look at the evolution of androgyny in music videos, and let us know what we’ve missed! … Read More
Full of puzzles, games, and sage advice, branding legend Mark Simmons and music producer Dave Stewart’s The Business Playground is an invigorating handbook for creatively balancing work and play.
A companion to the pair’s online idea platform for would-be tycoons and their happy employees, the book sees former Eurythmic Stewart stepping confidently into his new role as a business guru, and includes zippy testimonials from fellow success stories like Mick Jagger and Richard Branson. … Read More