Category Archives: Art

Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Adolphe William Bouguereau, “Orestes Pursued by the Furies,” 1862. An interesting quote: Bouguereau was the grand master of the French art establishment and set the bar for those painters who aspired to commercial success in the second half … Continue reading

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Ideas So Stupid Only An Intellectual Would Believe Them, A Continuing Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via this essay, time to add another entry to my Enemies List — David Shields: These books made David Shields’s “Reality Hunger” (2010) seem prescient. An earnest “manifesto” against the traditional novel (which Shields finds “unbelievably predictable, tired, … Continue reading

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R. Crumb Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Feel free to download this and deploy it in Facebook threads as needed. You’re welcome.

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(Mostly) Clothed Ladies Of The Week: The Getty Museum

Eddie Pensier writes: Earlier this year I accompanied Blowhard Esq, brother of Blowhard (hereafter referred to as BOB) and occasional commenter Tex for a visit to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Despite being the sort of modernist architecture we normally … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: The Morgan Library & Museum

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This past weekend I made it over to the Morgan Library & Museum to check out complex and a few of the current exhibitions. When I turned off 37th onto Madison Avenue, I was struck by one of … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Fredric Wertham Lives!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Comics nerd and intersectional feminist Laura Hudson thinks that “Rape Scenes Aren’t Just Awful. They’re Lazy Writing”: A small but terrifying study conducted on college-age males earlier this year found that around one in three men said they … Continue reading

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Notes on “Renoir”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: It’s a wonder no one made a movie about the Renoirs prior to this effort from 2012. The father, Pierre-Auguste, a man of the 19th century and one of the giants of Impressionism, and the son, … Continue reading

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