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Elizabeth L. Cline is a New York-based writer and the author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (Penguin Portfolio). The Good Closet is her blog dedicated to alternatives to the low-priced, mass-fashion industry. She holds a degree in Political Philosophy from Syracuse University and has written for AMCtv.com, the Daily Beast, New York Magazine, Popular Science, The New Republic, Village Voice, seedmagazine.com, Nerve.com, and YourTango.com. Overdressed is her first book. You can pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes.
All media inquiries and general question can be directed to her at elizabeth.l.cline AT gmail.com.
Who Put America in Jeans & T-Shirts
Today’s casual styles may seem like a development in cultural taste, but corporate manufacturers might be the ones calling the shots.
The Etsy Blog; Feb. 1, 2011
What’s Behind Cheap-Chic Fabrics?
Acrylic, viscose, acetate: What are these alien terms on clothing labels, anyway? Elizabeth Cline digs into the shiny, strange-sounding stuff we wear.
The Etsy Blog; Aug. 22, 2011
The History of a Cheap Dress
100 years ago, women had to drop $600 for the latest styles. Today a fashionable dress is cheaper than a bag of dog food. How did we get here?
The Etsy Blog; May 31, 2011
Sex and the Kitchen
A new book says women cooking for men in primitive societies led to modern-day sexism. But as attitudes about food evolve, it’s increasingly the one in the chef’s hat who wears the pants.
The Daily Beast; July 1, 2009
No Candidate For Young Women
Hillary Clinton is struggling among young women in part because
women are so successful on campus that they don’t feel any need
to vote based on gender.
The New Republic, Feb. 29, 2008
Remaking manhood in the genderqueer generation
Village Voice, June 15, 2004
The Coming Oil-Free Utopia
In $20 a Gallon, Christopher Steiner argues that rising oil prices will not unravel society, but rather change it for the better.
seedmagazine.com, July 8, 2009
Painting and the Pleistocene
The Art Instinct author Dennis Dutton on the arts as evolutionary adaptations.
seedmagazine.com, January 19, 2009
Ida-Lized! The Branding of a Fossil
Jørn Hurum, the History Channel, and PLoS ONE editors tell us
how and why they kept the story of the “missing link” fossil a secret.
Seedmagazine.com; June, 2009
Building Without Walls
A new breed of architectural objects, inspired by theoretical science, is changing how we think about building and what counts as art.
SeedMagazine.com; July 9, 2009
Getting your chlorine fix for free.
New York Magazine
Go Gay-Club Hopping Guadalajara
Dance all night in this cheap, cosmopolitan Mexican city.
nymag.com Weekend Escape Plan, Apriil 2010
See a Solitary Side of the Smoky Mountains
The nation’s most-visited national park is replete with remote
outdoor adventures, especially in spring.
nymag.com Weekend Escape Plan
Concert-Hop in Knoxville
From weekly jazz performances to lo-fi indie shows, this once-decaying football town has become a new hot spot for music. Here’s what to tune in to this fall.
nymag.com Weekend Escape Plan
The Rise of the New Chick Flick
Far from the “women’s pictures” of the fifties or the soft-focus Bette Midler weepies of the eighties, Baby Mama is the pinnacle of the new era of female buddy movies — a genre we like to call the GFF, or the Girlfriend Flick.
nymag.com; Vulture Blog; March, 2008
Mad Max Fashion Show
See who nabs Best Underwear As Outterwear and what Tina Turner’s Auntie Entity won!
AMCtv.com; August, 2010
From Pool to Party
A look into the dried-up Depression relic that’s become
New York’s freshest, coolest concert space.
New York Magazine, 2007
TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimbe Stops the Rain
The kind-hearted front man talks Sonic Youth, hamburgers, and the apocalypse.
nymag.com; Vulture Blog, 2007