amaah + aesthetic   57

Ivorian astonishment
the BIGGEST behind in West Africa the BIGGEST behind in West Africa she claims
butt  aesthetic  beauty  standards  africa  ivorycoast  coted'ivoire 
november 2016 by amaah
Inside Magic City
the Atlanta Strip Club that Runs the Music Industry
sex  urban  culture  music  hip-hop  butt  aesthetic  pop  money  observation  black  celebrity  usa  advertising  economics 
july 2015 by amaah
A Feast for the Eyes Leads to One for the Ears
A Jazz Critic Inspired by a Book of Album Cover Designs
music  aesthetic  art  pop  iconography  photography  culture  design 
july 2013 by amaah
Baudouin Mouanda: Congolese Dreams
an aesthete photographing beauty in unlikely places... the fetish of wedding gowns emerging from rubbish dumps
congo  fashion  aesthetic  art  beauty  africa  culture  photography 
july 2013 by amaah
The future will not be cool
Nassim Nicholas Taleb rants about technology adoption
culture  aesthetic  adoption  technology 
december 2012 by amaah
Study Finds Big Butts Are Healthy
funny that this is highlighted on the black health zone
butt  aesthetic  health  beauty  black  perception  culture  research 
january 2012 by amaah
Big buttocks: Where does our obsession come from?
The Beeb gets on the case of the butt aesthetic. Our correspondent on fundamental toli had uncovered this astounding and meaty topic in 2004.
butt  aesthetic  beauty  culture  standards  body  observation  perception 
february 2011 by amaah
Having a big bum, hips and thighs 'is healthy'
physiological evidence for proponents of the butt aesthetic
butt  aesthetic  biology  health  via:abenadove 
january 2010 by amaah
La face cachée des fesses : le documentaire
includes the novel thesis that the appreciation of the butt is a European invention...
butt  aesthetic  beauty  culture  France  taste  sex  documentary  art 
december 2009 by amaah
Vinyl Record Albums and Turntables Are Gaining Sales
the hip-hop aesthetic is still influential... 2 turntables and a microphone...
music  technology  hardware  electronics  distribution  economics  hip-hop  aesthetic  sound  youth  culture 
december 2009 by amaah
Ex-Miss Argentina Solange Magnano dies after buttock surgery
"A woman who had everything lost her life to have a slightly firmer behind," he said.
The butt aesthetic has its costs.
butt  aesthetic  beauty  sad  absurd  culture  perception  fashion  Argentina  health  medicine  accident 
december 2009 by amaah
Austerity nostalgia and ironic authoritarianism in recession Britain
Britain has reacted strangely to the crisis of neoliberalism. The country’s seemingly endemic nostalgia, particularly for the Second World War, has long been exploited by Thatcherites and Blairites; but its recent political use shows, in an especially acute form, the contradictions produced by an economy of consumption attempting to adapt to thrift, and to normalize surveillance and security in an ironic, depoliticized cultural politics. This can be traced through a single artefact, the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which has spread all over Britain in the wake of the spectacular demise of the Blair-era boom. Unlike many forms of nostalgia, the memory invoked by the Keep Calm and Carry On poster is in no way based on lived experience. The poster is an example of the phenomenon given a capsule definition by Douglas Coupland in the early 1990s: ‘Legislated Nostalgia to force a body of people to have memories they do not actually possess.’ nostalgia for the state of being repressed
nostalgia  culture  britain  depression  bubble  economics  England  art  irony  cynicism  decline  fall  observation  perception  memory  selectiveamnesia  design  aesthetic 
september 2009 by amaah
The Human Form - Too Much for Us to Bear?
Robin Givhan on the butt aesthetic yet again, applauding the fleeting sight of swimmer Ricky Berens's butt once his swimsuit ripped. She does wax poetic about said butt, even comparing it to Michaelangelo's David. Obsessions are many.
butt  aesthetic  culture  beauty  taste  sex  observation 
august 2009 by amaah
A culture that's tragically focused on big boobs
Colombian telenovelas cross borders supported by the ineffable attention span of the male gaze. Headline writers celebrate everywhere.
tv  sex  Colombia  culture  pop  USA  aesthetic  latin 
may 2009 by amaah
Chantal Biya: the first lady of Cameroon
The hair does it... La banane is what they call it... Sean Jacobs called it the aesthetics of vulgarity... Does the rogue aspect of her husband and its attendant corruption increase the fascination with this force of nature? Imelda Marcos revisited
hair  huhudious  Cameroon  aesthetic  photography  celebrity  Africa 
april 2009 by amaah
Back is beautiful
discoursing on the butt aesthetic, namely the cultural significance of the popularity of Jennifer Lopez's butt... Note: the follow-up essay poses the critical question about whether the US is ready for a First Lady with booty appeal... Oh the humanity
butt  aesthetic  norms  beauty  culture  race  pop  USA 
november 2008 by amaah
Seven tenths incorrect: Heterogeneity and change in the waist-to-hip ratios (pdf)
We seek to correct what appears to be an emerging "academic urban legend" regarding the stability and precision of what heterosexual males find sexually attractive (a remarkable consistency in the waist-to-hip ratio of Playboy centerfolds and winners of t
research  sex  taste  evolution  biology  butt  aesthetic  statistics  psychology  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2008 by amaah
Ivory Coast's 'big-bottom' craze
More fodder for the butt aesthetic and music for the playlist too.
butt  aesthetic  beauty  culture  dance  IvoryCoast  Africa  gender  women  music 
february 2008 by amaah
The 35-Year Plan for Soul Superstardom
Sharon Jones, Darondo, and Other Soul Sensations Hit it Big After Decades. What is being branded as retro soul, with supposedly distinctive aesthetic values and retro production techniques is simply good old soul music. Audiences are responding somehow.
music  soul  funk  production  marketing  SharonJones  voice  Dap-Kings  aesthetic 
october 2007 by amaah
The Fabric of a Nation: textiles and identity in modern Ghana
wax printing in Africa began on the Gold Coast, where Indonesian batiks were being imported from the mid-19th century. In 1893, a Scottish traderintroduced the batik-inspired wax prints produced in Holland to the Dutch Indies. spread over West Africa into
Africa  culture  fashion  textiles  clothing  dutchwax  ghana  history  Indonesia  trade  commerce  style  social  design  aesthetic 
september 2007 by amaah
Fat models stay in Africa as West wants Size Zero
Africa's youth find themselves choosing between Western music and clothes and those rooted in their own tradition, two opposing images of beauty - the Western ideal of an ever thinner frame and the African one of a buxom and well-rounded figure. Nowhere
Health  Africa  Culture  fashion  USA  taste  aesthetic  image  butt  west  body  fat  beauty  tradition  modernity 
august 2007 by amaah
Lovely Teardrops: Classic French curves
Celebrating the Teardrop, a Style to Cheat the Wind. Phil Patton's article on the return of the curve in an age of militaristic Hummers - a pointer on the cultural trend for nostalgia - fodder for the B-movie theory
culture  curve  nostalgia  aesthetic  France  design  history  memory  amnesia  america  USA  cars  trends  observation  perception  b-movie 
july 2007 by amaah
Medellín’s Nonconformist Mayor Turns Blight to Beauty
“Our most beautiful buildings must be in our poorest areas.” With that simple idea, Mr. Fajardo hired renowned architects to design an assemblage of luxurious libraries and other public buildings in this city’s most desperate slums. Their eccentric
Columbia  urban  slums  development  strategy  investment  reinvention  politics  economics  design  architecture  communities  social  sociology  SocialLiving  aesthetic  beauty 
july 2007 by amaah
Painting the town red, tangerine and cobalt
For something so apparently basic, color is a surprisingly complex and often subliminal affair, capable of swinging emotions and purchasing decisions without us being any the wiser. "Color is not really just colo. "It's a visual perception and, like every
colour  design  aesthetic  emotion  perception  culture  housing  california  trends  fashion  Architecture  groups  dynamics  communities 
july 2007 by amaah
In Mauritania, Seeking to End an Overfed Ideal
Mauritania, the mirror opposite of the West on questions of women’s weight. To men here, fat is sexy. patriarchal region, many Mauritanian women do everything possible to put on pounds. Now Mauritania’s government is out to change that. In recent year
Mauritania  Africa  beauty  aesthetic  fat  heath  tradition  modernity  religion  culture  islam  policy  politics  publichealth 
july 2007 by amaah
Copper art by Stephen Bruce
Stephen Bruce works in copper. The varied finishes are created by using various patinas. Each patina develops spontaneously. His challenge is to create the perfect environment to obtain unique patterns, colors, and textures. I need money! Play lottery now
art  StephenBruce  copper  materials  black  California  collage  metal  cool  design  innovation  chemistry  aesthetic  metallurgy  colour  virtuosity 
june 2007 by amaah
In Praise of Budweiser
Not sure I agree with Daniel, but never have more eloquent words (and copious and erudite footnotes) been deployed in defense of a beer. I still won't reconsider but it did give one pause. Aesthetics being what they are...
food  beer  rant  appreciation  history  humour  writing  budweiser  review  culture  taste  cheap  aesthetic 
may 2007 by amaah
Types and Faces
The Neuland font and typeface prompts a journey down the river Congo passing through Equatorial Guinea to visit rogues, Malian guitarists, and South African rooibos farmers marketed by Americans. Stereotypography and blackface. Breasts, nudity etc
typeface  design  culture  aesthetic  stereotypes  Africa  black  typography  graphic  history  publishing  USA  African-American  Congo  literature  race  identity  perception  observation  Gide  toli 
march 2007 by amaah
Rounding Off Their Figures
Robin Givhan expounds on the butt aesthetic (although she doesn't use the toli coinage or mention some of the other cultural landmarks e.g. Sir Mix-a-lot's Baby Got Back being used in a Target commercial 10 years after being banned on prime time radio). S
butt  aesthetic  culture  fashion  image  beauty 
february 2007 by amaah
The Neuland Question
The "Neuland Question" can be put simply: How did these two typefaces come to signify Africans and African-Americans, regardless of how a designer uses them, and regardless of the purpose for which their creators originally intended them?
Design  culture  aesthetic  stereotypes  black  typography  graphic  history  publishing 
december 2006 by amaah
The dirty, violent charms of Candy Licker.
More on street-lit that publishing phenomenon that continues to confound for some reason. Pulp fiction has always trived viz romance novels, what's wrong with a savvy pimps up hos down remix? Three Six Mafia won the grammy after all
black  pop  culture  pulp  sex  fiction  erotica  pimp  aesthetic  publishing  books  literature  marketing  review  commercialization  street-lit  urban  street  life  low-brow  streetlit 
june 2006 by amaah
Pedro Almodovar, Rounding Out Cruz's, Um, Career
About his muse, Ms Cruz, Almodovar has written: "Penelope is at the height of her beauty. It's a cliche but in her case it's true. Those eyes, her neck, her shoulders, her breasts!! Penelope has got one of the most spectacular cleavages in world cinema."
Almodovar  quote  funny  culture  movies  aesthetic  breast  butt  Cannes  cinema 
may 2006 by amaah
Kente, Lace and Champagne
Rolling Hills Of Fair Essex / Stately Homes And Greener Pastures
London  kente  lace  fashion  style  photo  chic  aesthetic  toli 
february 2006 by amaah

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