catapult magazine

catapult magazine
School of Dress

vol. 4, num. 17 :: 2005.09.23 — 2005.10.06

For many students, the first day of school comes with pressure to find the perfect outfit. How can mass media influence clothing choice? How can Kingdom values influence clothing choice?



Beauty will save the world

An interview with Spirit-filled fashionista Kate Kamphausen.


What to wear

Is it possible to find clothing that fits perfectly?


On thrift stores and things

Second-hand stores are good sources of bargains--and stuff.


On the garments of our lives and the memories they absorb.

On mystery, curiosity and the Mediterranean sunbather

A conversation between husband and wife about a curious European phenomenon.

What are you wearing?

A meditation on the "uniforms" we choose for different situations.


Another thing we ought to be doing

A review of Hope Meadows by Wes Smith.


In case you missed it the first time

Asterisk Award for Individual 2004

It?s difficult to stand out among such excellent nominees?and even more difficult to choose an individual for the award.

A theology of clothing

From Sunday best to "come as you are" styles, clothing our bodies can be an act of worship.

Weaving the web

Extreme Christian clothing store targets youth

Apparently, Christian ?teens and those in their early 20s see consumerism as a way to express their convictions??


Living on the edge at American Apparel

The CEO of the pro-labor clothing company American Apparel comes under fire for the openly sexual qualities of the company?s culture.


Maggie?s Functional Organics

Clothing manufacturer responsible for the world?s first worker-owned free trade zone uses organic fibers to create socially and environmentally conscious socks, shirts and tights.




Ghetto ballet lessons

If mourning were literally transformed into dancing, what would the transformation look like?

daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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