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PHOTOBLOG: This week BTR went to check out Comic Con, one of New York’s biggest and most attended pop culture conventions. Costume wearing enthusiasts can be seen all around the west side heading to and from the Javits Center, where they can indulge in all things comic-related.
Pop Week – It’s 2015, the age of the internet, and the average person has never experienced a better chance of being heard. With public platforms like Twitter, Change.org, Kickstarter and the like, the individual has arguably never been more empowered to impart change on the world, no matter the scale.
It’s Pop Week here on BTR, and who better to feature on today’s show than Leesa Evans, stylist and costume designer behind such pop culture comedy classics as Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, This Is 40, Trainwreck, and the upcoming Zoolander 2? Not only is Leesa a talented stylist and costumer designer, she is a totally lovely person who was an absolute delight to speak with! Leesa has some wonderfully thoughtful, insightful things to say about the process of costume design and cultivating style, so join us as she shares a bit about her experiences. You’ll hear from Leesa about what she learned as the daughter of a fashion designer, the joy she takes in the collaborative nature of costume design, some of the nuanced details and decisions that go into a film’s overall style, dressing the lovely ladies of Bridesmaids, her own go-to Halloween costume, and more! And for my parting playlist: a mix featuring some of my favorite pop tracks from recent years, including songs from Lia Ices, Sylvan Esso and The Mynabirds. Come join the pop fashion fun with Leesa Evans on BTR’s Sew & Tell!
Pop Week – Despite the fact that many young people watch content from video sites more than television, there is still a barrier between what is found on each; namely, professionalism and style. One video maker, Frank Howley, has made a name out of taking a cinematic approach to pop culture parody.
Creepiness by Adam Kotsko, Zero Books
This week on the show U.K.-based artist Sig Waller joins me to talk about her collage work and paintings. Through the use of found images and dark humor, Sig says her work explores the “dark corners of cultural excess” and asks the question, “How will future intelligence make sense of our times?”

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