This isn’t the beginning of a big booty “movement” so much as it is the middle of a big booty “moment”—one in which our recognition that an array of female forms and figures exist has become a marketable, acceptable conception.
The Emerson College Athletic Department was met with strong criticism after officials created and unveiled its first official logo this summer, forcing the department to pull the plug on the design just a week later.
Several months ago, I visited the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time. It was a hot day in early summer, and I was sleep-deprived, tired from walking, and a little anxious about the prospect of navigating New York City alone.
"I wanted to have a flannel with an image on it, and I had no idea how I was going to do it. So I found an image of Satan, and I sewed it on. I learned how to use a sewing machine in, like, twenty minutes."
-Warren Lotas, creator of Bill clothing line.
Five months ago, Jon Clayden, the former lead vocalist of the metal band Pitchshifter, joined the faculty at Emerson Los Angeles as the director of post-graduate and professional studies. With experience as a professional musician, music manager, career adviser, teacher, and lecturer, he gave the Berkeley Beacon his views on the entertainment and performance industry.