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Eyeliner: A Cultural History By Zahra Hankir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780143137092
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Books - November 14th, 2023

Who knew eyeliner had such a rich history? From Egypt to Iran to Japan to the US, spanning centuries, Hankir weaves together history and interviews discussing the origin of eyeliner along with its uses for beauty as well as a form of resistance. Your idea of eyeliner will transform after reading this book!


Review by Lily

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Fly: The Big Book of Basketball Fashion By Mitchell S. Jackson Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781648290923
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Artisan - September 5th, 2023

Oversized suit jackets, cable-knit crewnecks, long fur coats, diamond chains, colorful glasses, Air Jordans and Chuck Taylors – these are the ingredients of basketball style. Mitchell S. Jackson’s Fly carves out six visual eras of the sport’s history and ties each one to the politics and culture of the time. This is no mere photo book, though. If you aren't a basketball fan, pickup Fly and look for yourself – Jackson’s captions might just do the trick. Among my favorites are: “Michael Jordan, 1985 Slam Dunk Contest. Was it the shoes?” (p. 100); “All knit, no problem,” (p. 170); “The texture on that suit is straight sophisticated,” (p. 189); “Baby, I’m a star.” (p. 217).
 


Review by Zac