This Thursgay, after you're done reading about parents who pimp out their kids (Stephanie Rosenbloom, who did you piss off to keep getting these embarrassing assignments?) and the incredibly Timesean warning about contracting fungus from yoga mats (why wasn't this story written by Stephanie Rosenbloom?), take a look at this David Colman piece on the eclipse of the skull as a fashion motif. As it turns out, overuse of the icon has resulted in a diminution of its appeal, and that, "because such symbols are associated with youth culture, they are often viewed as superficial and treated cynically by companies that market to young people."

Quel dommage. And we had such high hopes for Linda Kay's fall line.

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