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kitsch

(kɪtʃ)
n. any form of entertainment—movies, books, plays—with enormous popular appeal. This kitsch sells like mad in the big city.
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O kitsch esta na extravagancia das roupas e aderecos, na maquiagem marcada por cores fortissimas e tracos extravagantes; no uso de texturas de animais, bolas e flores constantes; nos altares e quadros de imagens religiosas; nos bichos de pelucia; nos eletrodomesticos e nos moveis.
I see kitsch, as defined by art theory and my own experience, to be both a frivolous and a dangerous thing--a plastic flower with razor-sharp edges or a Kewpie-doll-shaped grenade which I handle with much care.
Santos, en el heterodoxamente situado capitulo III, explicita el marco teorico en el que quedan enlazadas las descentradas novelas iniciales de Puig y el tropicalismo brasileno de la primera parte del libro, con la obra del puertorriqueno Luis Rafael Sanchez y la del cubano Severo Sarduy en la segunda, para concluir con una nueva canonizacion: precisamente la del kitsch latinoamericano (y sus relaciones con las exageraciones del camp, lo cursi y el pop-art) cuya descendencia se solidifica, durante las dos ultimas decadas del siglo XX en las contribuciones esteticas de Clarice Linspector, Haroldo de Campos y Cesar Aira.
"You could say FICAN is the fox guarding the henhouse," says Kitsch. He adds that the DNL 65 dB threshold is problematic because it represents flight noise averaged over a typical 24-hour period.
To be in with a chance of winning one, send your name and address on a postcard to: Debbie Johnson, Kitsch Lounge Riot Comp,Liverpool Echo, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street,Liverpool,L69 3EB by next Friday.
The second is for two-dimensional artists and their favorite interpretation of kitsch.
Setting itself apart from "Art," "Kitsch"(4) presupposes salutary divisions between the real and the fake, between the authentic and the inauthentic.
O-o-h child, things are gonna get easier (like getting dressed in the morning) once you ditch the kitsch and drive head-on into this never-say-die revival.
As a college student at the Rhode Island School of Design, Tom Huff began haunting flea markets and Salvation Army stores in upstate New York, collecting "Indian kitsch" - plastic Indian figures, toy tom-toms, souvenirs, bottles of firewater," and products such as Cherikee Red Soda and Pow-Wow Cheese Puffs.
Shanks uses Milan Kundera's conception of "kitsch" as a literary schema that presents the possibilities for distortion that authoritarian ideologies possess.
Step forward US quack Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) who's blackmailed into staying until the lucrative decision has been made.
BEFORE the heavens opened a huge ray of sunshine poured into Wales Millennium Centre with the latest fun offering from the glorious Kitsch & Sync Collective dancers.
Last year, Taylor Kitsch, who played Tim Riggins on the show, said he was wary of rehashing his former character on the big screen.
I thought I'd offer fun and kitsch finds that can't help but add a little pop to your winter looks.
Talented botanist Ben (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his buddy Chon (Taylor Kitsch), a former Navy Seal and ex-mercenary, make a small fortune by growing marijuana in their sun-baked stretch of Orange County.