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Hot Topic: Now Lighter and Brighter

Five years ago, we first learned about Hot Topic from a story on NPR. Yes, we’re old. Get off our lawn, you goddamned kids! Five years later, the dark and scary™ mall store is going soft: “The desire is not to make the store ‘not gothic-y,’ it’s merely to reflect what’s going on in the … Continue reading Hot Topic: Now Lighter and Brighter

“24 and there’s so much more”

Like becoming completely out of touch and irrelevant: Today on NPR on my drive to work, I heard a segment about Hot Topic, the chain of teen-focused mall stores that sell rebellious music-related clothing and other similar fashion merchandise. My initial reactions to this segment went something like this… “What the hell? I’ve never heard … Continue reading “24 and there’s so much more”