Cathy Horyn Talks Freedom In The New York Times


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Every now and then, I come across a piece of journalism that makes me pause and fall in love with language all over again. Cathy Horyn’s “Freedom Of Choices,” from last Sunday’s New York Times Style section is such a piece. Horyn, ostensibly a fashion journalist, took it deeper this time (and helped prove a point I’ve made, over and again, that fashion, one of my “shallow” pleasures, has something deeper to say about creativity, about identity, about the footprint we leave on the planet, about the value we place on the handwork of artisans, whether in an Italian workshop or a Kenyan village, about disposability versus living in and with our things, about whether we believe that all people deserve a living wage).


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