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Retrospectacle: The Zoot Suit

1930s menswear made for the dance floor; exaggeratedly large and loose jacket and pants matched up with oversized accessories: The zoot suit, a “roomy” and extreme outfit designed to jitterbug. Zoot suits remained popular until mid-1940 when production was prohibited during the war because the suits used too much valuable fabric.

Retrospectacle: Rubik's Cube

It’s a toy that is at the same time simple and complex. The six-sided, twisting puzzle known ... more

Retrospectacle: Halloween Candy

On Halloween, during WWII, children had to refrain from trick-or-treating because of sugar rationing. ... more

Retrospectacle: Remembering the Mullet

What’s old is new and sometimes just won’t go away. The hairstyle known as the “mullet” ... more
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