“The proper fit of a man’s clothing – how it drapes, tapers, and harmonizes with the wearer, is similar to porn in that it is also difficult to define. And, like hardcore porn, proper fit is also something that can really only be seen and pointed out as such.”
-Craig Arthur von Schroeder
Original Column by Craig Arthur von Schroeder of CMMP for Paradigm Magazine Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court once famously remarked ...
Archive for: May, 2012
“Different things at different times in life make you happy. Life never leads to a plateau of happiness, that doesn’t exist. The only thing that happiness is, for me, is to enjoy my work and be at peace with my family.”
Introduction by Adria Leeper-Sullivan Interview & Photographs by Theo Constantinou For Jason Adams there is pride in fulfilling duties and following love. While he craves solitude, he can thrive in the world of professional skateboarding and ...
“The “afterlife” will arrive whether you “philosophize” about it or not. That’s a fact.”
Editorial by William Wilde & Photograph by Michal Martychowiec ‘Life & Death’
Theo in America, for whom I write the Letter From London column, recently drew my attention to one Jason Silva and his thoughts on life after death.
(For readers who are not familiar with this televised futurist, Silva’s Wikipedia entry reads thus: “Silva earned a degree in film and philosophy from the ...
“The laws of a gentleman, like most, are at times meant to be broken and in varying degrees.”
-Craig Arthur von Schroeder
Original Column by Craig Arthur von Schroeder of CMMP for Paradigm Magazine
Soccer has seventeen rules, or “laws;” one of them instructs that outfield players cannot use their hands. Nevertheless, the breaking of this rule in the 1986 World Cup by Diego Maradona won the game for his country, crushed the lives of many Englishmen and ...
“Even though I have friends, family and people around me, I still feel a certain level of disconnect and loneliness. I know I spend a lot more time alone than with others, and that’s not really a bad thing.”
Introduction by Adria Leeper-Sullivan
Interview & Photographs by Theo Constantinou
Staring at a computer screen dazed and exploring levels of media, I see a thin, tall, obelisk-like horse painted in red on a stone wall. The kicker is ...
“All of my cigarettes are soaked in gin except half of one. I break the stalk halfway loosing precious leaves in the urgency of it and the last few burn mid-air as my flame hits the handicapped nub.”
Original Photographs by Christopher Velez for Paradigm Magazine Essay by Adria Leeper-Sullivan It’s one of those days when I wake up to the memory of my parents fighting. (The smoke in the hallway reminds me of my high school girlfriend’s ...
“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
Editorial by C.A. Stephens for Paradigm Magazine & Original Artwork by Aniella Ernández The green divide between the haves and have-nots in the United States grows wider by the day, putting the country at risk of becoming what Jefferson called a suicidal democracy. As the chasm expands, citizens on both sides are at odds. Those ...
Original Poem & Artwork by Paige Taggart for Paradigm Magazine
Paige Taggart is the author of three chapbooks: DIGITAL MACRAMÉ (Poor Claudia), Polaroid Parade (Greying Ghost Press), and The Ice Poems (DoubleCross Press). Additional publications and her jewelry can be found here: MacTaggart Jewelry, ad hoc she curates Bling That Sings, a site that promotes beauty and poetry.
“It is very important to me to document my memories. The past is prologue: it tells us where we were and can give us clues where we are going. I like to believe our emotional lives, our memories, extend beyond this world somehow. I have to believe that this spirit in us doesn’t just disappear, but I don’t believe art creates immortality; all art will one day be gone.”
Introduction by Adria Leeper-Sullivan Interview by Theo ...
“Hurt Bullies, Not Yourself”
Original Photographs by Ricardo Lozano for Paradigm Magazine Essay by Adria Leeper-Sullivan I first met her hiking in the Adirondacks, pink hair pressed under a bandana. Enthusiasm pierced through her with every ray of sun pulling through the canopy. When we finished five days on the trail our groups reconnected and headed toward campus. I never spoke to her much, but when I did she was passionate about the environment, and learning how to ...