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Zooter of the Week: Martha Stewart

-“Of course I know how to roll a joint” -Martha Stewart (1:20 mark)     -She has made pot brownies on her show on multiple occasions   -She once took Conan O’Brien’s pot plant and made it into a statue of liberty    

Cultural Figure of the Week: Pheidippides

Most people don’t understand why someone would run 26.2 miles for enjoyment. I am one of those people. I could never do it, but boy do I respect those that can. And boy do I respect Pheidippides. Pheidippides is the creator of the marathon, and the savior of the marathon. Let me explain. When the…

French Orientalist Art & Women’s Colleges

  What does this painting of a gaggle of nude ladies at a Turkish Bath and a woman’s college have in common? As a proud scholar of Art History at Bryn Mawr College I feel qualified to answer that question.   Frist, the painting: During the late 19th century Europeans had a fascination with the…

Picasso Baby

Let’s talk about Jay-Z and Art—counter-culture, hip-hop, and Le Culture, Fine Art.  On July 10th, 2013 Jay-Z filmed the music Video for “Picasso Baby” at the Pace Gallery in New York City with the title, A Performance Art Film. I would like to discuss two issues regarding Jay-Z’s culture, first his traversing of artistic mediums…

Special relativity

It’s actually possible to time travel…but only in one direction. Einstein found out that time is not an absolute value but is actually different for everything and everyone. His theory of special relativity states that time passes slower for objects moving quickly, as described by the equation ∆t‘ = ∆t/√(1-ß^2), where ∆t is the time experienced by…

This Day in Cultural History: The Release of The College Dropout

10 years ago, Kanye West dropped a classic album, The College Dropout. Everybody was telling Kanye he could not rap and he should stick to producing. Kanye, being himself, let that bullshit go in one ear, and out the other. Since The College Dropout, each of his albums have gone platinum. So, whenever somebody tells…

Lasell College Students Make Epic USA Poster

American college students at their finest right here. Who says you can’t be productive while drinking some beer. This cultural poster made by some Lasell College students is some serious cultural art. The burgahs must walk in and immediately become moist. Keep drinking, but most importantly keep it American. LE PLEYYY!!!

Why do Sculptures Have Small Cultures?

David: big statue, little culture. I pity ancient Greek and Roman women because it looks like their men were not particularly well endowed. Did Michelangelo keep his studio really cold or are there other reasons for David’s little culture? There are a few explanations for the male lack in antiquity. Large genitalia was a sign…

Zooter of the Week: Bill Walton

Bill Walton was the biggest hippie to ever play in the NBA. This zooter wears tye dye on a regular basis and  is known to be a huge Grateful Dead-Head. My father saw him at many concerts in the 70s and 80s and said that Bill always had his shirt off, and always had a…