Science of Naked

  • How Abercrombie’s naked people sold clothes

    Abercrombie & Fitch’s quarterly “catalogue” was something of an obsession—for everyone—when I was in high school. It’s not real hard to see why. It was  porn that your parents didn’t realize was porn, the word catalogue notwithstanding (at least until they saw the cover for the 2002 Christmas issue on the right). As these things […]

  • Why were ancient Greek men naked all the time?

    Yesterday, I overheard some people walking in front of me down the street (possibly furloughed federal workers, as they didn’t seem to have anywhere in particular to be) wondering aloud why so many Greek statues of men were naked. I don’t know exactly what put them on the topic, but my curiosity was piqued, too.