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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013

The Retro Issue

Our special section celebrates the past

art1786253 Photo by Jeff “Turbo” Corrigan (jeffcorrigan.com). Styling, clothing and accessories by The Girl Can’t Help It (thegirlcanthelpit.com). Model: Scarlett De Ville of Hell on Heels Burlesque Revue (hellonheelsburlesque.com). Thanks to Lucky’s Golden Phenix for use of the diner (3804 Grim Ave. in North Park).

Going “old” is nothing new. As D.A Kolodenko says in his piece, contemporary society continues to long for aspects of the past that, in retrospect, were more aesthetically interesting, of a higher quality or more well-mannered. Of course, many of us are also nostalgic because we romanticize times gone by; we’re drawn, perhaps, to what we perceive as a more innocent and simpler era.

In this special section, we honor the past with Alex Zaragoza’s look at the rockabilly scene in the Latino community, Dave Maass’ profile of a man who repairs old turntables and Kelly Davis’ companion rundown of folks who fix vintage products, Jim Ruland’s feature on a retro-style barber shop, Amy T. Granite’s story about a venerable donut shop, Peter Holslin’s profile of an old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll musician and Kolodenko’s look at one old-school bar that’s gone away and three that are still up and running, for now.




 
 
 
 
 
 
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