In our time, progress shops at thrift stores. How else to explain the sudden efflorescence of '70s Atari T-shirts, the weird resurgence of bicycles with banana seats, the invasion of Jim Morrison look-alikes on skateboards, and the boom in technically proficient painting of all possible stripes? To paraphrase cranky NPR commentator and poet Andrei Codrescu: If the modernist's command was Ezra Pound's "Make It New," the imperative of our time seems to be "Get It Used." The more... More >>>