You say Goth like it’s a bad thing…

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I was kinda surprised at this NYTimes headline this morning on the front page: “Goth: Seems Like You Just Can’t Kill It”

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Given that goth kids get harassed and are the targets of violence all over the country, the headline seems rather inflammatory.

And besides that — does someone want Goth to go away? The article is in the style section of the paper because a couple of fashion designers have rediscovered Goth on the runway this year. But Goth is really more of a sociological expression in youth subcultures than a mere fashion statement, and the article seems to trivialize that to show off some catwalk photos.

WEV, NYTimes. You’re not doing youth culture any favors here.

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Goth Embroidery (and pirates, and monkeys!)

Sublime Stitching‘s site says, “This ain’t you gramma’s embroidery!” And they’re quite right. With patterns for everything from tikis, sushi bars, goth patterns, mexican wrestlers, pirates and monkeys, they make a really boring craft into something fun and hip. Well, okay, about as hip as embroidery can get, anyway.

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