Today marks the end of an era, dear readers. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to do away with its iconic button system, replacing the...
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My mother would put on the coat, look at herself in the mirror, and smile. "You see, when it is good quality, it lasts," she would say.
Hint: Sisqo had nothing to do with it.
By Sayre Quevedo
Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio Kedrick Barnes and Tre Randleman say they pull in $150-$200 per day selling Obama buttons.
In the 1970s and '80s those of us on the political left used to declare our views on bits of metal pinned onto denim and leather. Buttons make a message so much more intimate.
Pearl Gould's Uncle Elie and Aunt Esther started the Broadway Silk Store during the Great Depression, and it looks much as it did when Hoover was president. Like Pearl, it's stitched together by time.
Asami Hotta picks up a petite pair of pliers, and with the skill of a neurosurgeon, starts turning the bits into a piece of one-of-a-kind costume jewelry.
When was the last time a teachers' union sued to demand higher academic standards? When has a teachers' union ever demanded more accountability in our classrooms?
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