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His role as Harold made him an icon: flattened, but illuminated and sacred.

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Her steely eroticism lent a sense of refinement to depraved encounters.

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A living superman shuffles off this mortal coil.

A dancer by training, and an iconoclast by nature.


Do despots’ statues command us to topple them?

Catherine Yrowonde’s Lucky Mojo cornucopia.

Earn the second HiLobrow merit badge: Pipe Dreams.

She asked what we wanted, & all we said was “more.”

When the myth cracked, the man showed through.

Shatner the actor figured out how to gain creative leverage on Shatner the icon.

Chess sets, and Scrabble, certainly. But not Battleship, Mastermind, Risk, Monopoly, Clue?…


Star-spangled motorcycle daredevil EVEL KNIEVEL (1938 –2007) showed the world you can…


WHAT DO YOU think it means? The New York Times reported yesterday…

Don't let the skateboard fool you! Not an Xer.

Earlier this week, Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam gave my generational periodization…


An icon as much for her chin line and Ivy League drawl…


BORN IN 1900, German artist Gerd Arntz designed a pattern language for…


The French love anti-middlebrow American eccentrics.