Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Happy Thanksgiving

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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“The Classical Language of Architecture” by John Summerson

Blowhard, Esq. writes: PR recommended this one to me and I found it to be a great little intro to classical building. The book is actually the transcript of six talks that Summerson, an architectural historian, gave on the BBC in … Continue reading

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Now Streaming on Netflix

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, which I wrote about here, is now available on Netflix Instant.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Microsoft’s Bing may be the redheaded stepchild of search engines, but each day they feature a new desktop wallpaper that you can download. Some of them look like stills from Architecture Without Architects, which I wrote about here.

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Feature Writing House Style, Cont.

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Way back here, PR had some fun with the New Yorker’s style when it comes to article ledes, which he summarized thusly: On a date that’s peculiarly specific, and in a sentence that uses more commas than … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Long Goodbye”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. What a wonderful book. A sprawling mini-epic with L.A. as a Potemkin paradise that, like “The Big Sleep,” is confusing as hell. More than a few times I stopped short to say, “Wait, how are these people … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Erica Campbell

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Although born in New Hampshire, Erica Campbell has the looks of a girl who sprang fully-formed from the Midwestern plains or a Southern hothouse. How did Peter Berg not cast her in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS? I bet she … Continue reading

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