Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

“The Last Artist in New York City”

Paleo Retiree writes: Despite all the bitching and carping we here at UR like to indulge in, we aren’t just a bunch of negativity-mongers. (Critics, patooie.) Many of us make our own creative contributions too. Try this, and this, and … Continue reading

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Moi on Book Publishing

Paleo Retiree writes: Steve Sailer was kind enough to highlight a comment I made on his blog about the demographics of the American book publishing world from 1985ish to 2001ish, a stretch when I was professionally covering the field. (I … Continue reading

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“Cultural Literacy for Religion”

Paleo Retiree writes: I enjoyed Mark Berkson’s hyper-basic (one-half to four lectures per major religion) Great Courses series very much. My beefs with it first, but only because complaining is so much more fun and easy than praising. It wasn’t the anthropological lecture … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In Benson, Ruben Vega had to find the right church first, St. John the Apostle, then had to lie to the priest to get him to come from the priest house to the church to hear his confession. … Continue reading

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Overlooked Oeuvres: Anita Loos

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Anita Loos, born in 1889 in California and died in 1981 in New York, was present for the birth of cinema as a scenarist for D.W. Griffith, wrote the movies that made Douglas Fairbanks a star, penned an … Continue reading

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Weekend Read

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Our friend Lloyd’s final project before his death was an adaptation of a spec script he wrote during his Hollywood days that has just been published on Kindle: Las Vegas in the 1950s — a glamorous black chanteuse . … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A description of Wichita would be incomplete without a notice of the notorious dance house on the west side of the river, kept by that singular personage ROWDY JOE, or Joseph Lowe, his real name. Joe has been … Continue reading

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