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Simon Doonan

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Creative Ambassador of Barneys New York, author of several books, including Confessions of a Window Dresser, and columnist for Slate

Simon Doonan on KCRW

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia differs in substance from the GOP Convention in Cleveland, but it creates a similar spectacle.

The Spectacle of Politics

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia differs in substance from the GOP Convention in Cleveland, but it creates a similar spectacle.

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This is the month for fashion weeks – in New York, now Paris and – somewhat under the radar -- LA.

Inside the Fashion Asylum

This is the month for fashion weeks – in New York, now Paris and – somewhat under the radar -- LA.

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What ascribes meaning to an object? We asked several people are in the business of making and selling “meaningful objects.”

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What ascribes meaning to an object? We asked several people are in the business of making and selling “meaningful objects.”

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