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Retrospectacle: The Suburbs

After World War II, communities started springing up across the country that were designed for the young affluent postwar generation as places to raise their families. These communities were touting the sophistication of city life with the wide open spaces of the country. They were called the “suburbs.” It was the ideal blueprint for American society and would become a mythology that defined the 1950s and would lead to counter-culture in the decades that followed.

Retrospectacle: The Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

“Jack be limbo Jack be quick, Jack go unda limbo stick…” By now you’re humming the song ... more

Retrospectacle: Special Olympics

Special Olympics has been transforming the world since 1968. From it's humble beginnings in Chicago ... more

Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched ... more
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