LB was adopted as “Fiesta” on 6/22/14 in Cookeville, Tennessee. I was 22, less than a month post grad, working my first Big Girl Job™️, living in supporter housing with a complete stranger, over over 500 miles away from my childhood home and nearly 1000 miles away from the city I considered home. That’s whereContinue reading “Lady Belle “LB” Barker 3/28/14–2/25/22″
Better to dance with the devil you know than the angel you do not. That is what “They Say”. It is often a perfectly reasonable excuse when a person returns to people or situations that cause suffering rather than attempt the new thing—the hard thing—that *could* bring the person contentment. Essentially, the old behavior isContinue reading “ADAGES ABOUND”
5/15/14 In the past century, depictions of the Irish in cinema have gone through many transformations. The earliest depictions of the Irish in silent films in the late nineteenth century are a stark difference to the representations of the Irish on screen today who are only silent in their heritage. A new wave of crimeContinue reading “Irish Masculinity in Urban Spaces”
Although we like to believe we live in a time of great change, not much has changed in the way we shop since the mid 19th century. Whether we are shopping in a department store or online, we shop to fulfill a desire. The distinction between shopping for what you need and what you wantContinue reading “Cathedrals of Consumption”
5/20/14 Just a year ago, Lady Gaga beat Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling as well as Barack Obama in TIME Magazine’s “Most Influential Icon of the Decade” poll. She came second only to Burmese freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi. This poll was open to the public and thousands of her fans, “Little Monsters” asContinue reading “The Art of the Celebrity Advocate : Celebrity, Philanthropy and Politics”
Performed live at Louder Than A Mom 7/15/19 Today in 2019 you can type in “thick thighs” and the first thing that’ll come up is “saves lives”. We’re in a quote un quote “body positive” moment. I’m not going to get into the fact that a majority of the world is still fatphobic because IContinue reading “Some Like It Hot”
Rationale for Colloquium April 2014 I transferred to Gallatin after my first four semesters as a student in the Liberal Studies program so I could focus on identity cultivation and clothing. After studying how art history impacted culture and how culture impacted art for three semesters in a series of core classes called Cultural Foundations,Continue reading “Fashioning an Identity and the Culture of Clothing”
12/20/13 Lady Gaga is far from the first pop artist to attempt to fuse Art, fashion and music and she will hardly be the last but you would be hard set on finding another who has put as much effort into what she calls ARTPOP. Often flouted as being too pretentious for the Pop MusicContinue reading “Putting the Art in ARTPOP”
Intro to Celtic Music Film Paper 11/25/13 The music featured in Kirk Jones’ 1998 “Waking Ned Devine” ranges from live music being played at a pub while the characters converse, to background music composed by Shaun Davey and Kirk Jones to set the mood, to the crossover popular traditional Irish music song “Fisherman’s Blues” writtenContinue reading “Creating Intimacy through Traditional Irish Music in Waking Ned Devine”
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