Selected ambient works: The sounds, looks and smells of Drain Gang

Music columnist Nicholas Black PO ’24 dives into the world of “drainers” — fans of the music collective Drain Gang — explaining trends among fans and why the group has such a hold on so many people.

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‘Art After Hours’ synthesizes sustainability and fashion in first event of yearlong series

The Benton Museum of Art’s “Art After Hours” event provided students with a chance to try artistic skills ranging from the performing arts to fabric arts.

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Pomona economics professor Niree Kodaverdian expresses creativity through art, modeling

What do art, economics and fashion modeling have in common? Let full-time artist and Pomona College professor Niree Kodaverdian paint you a picture.

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Popped up: How influencers are stealing power from fashion magazines

Pop culture columnist Hannah Avalos Pomona ’21 investigates the way social media has hyper-individualized fashion. “A decline in the influence of fashion magazines has prompted an increase in choice when it comes to personal style, which in turn has fostered increased diverse discourse on beauty,” she writes.

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Wuss poppin’: The appropriation of casual streetwear is a serious flex

In this week’s pop culture column, Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 critiques the cultural appropriation inherent in popular streetwear and minimalist clothing. She writes, “Expensive streetwear heavily draws from the styles and cultures of low-income communities, making versions that are inaccessible to them despite their heavy influence.”

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