Category Archives: Philosophy and Religion

Response to Paleo

Fenster writes: Paleo just wrote:  . . . I’m left wondering how much the arrival of so many engineer-scientist types on the public-discussion scene has driven the growth of the Dark Enlightenment / HBD / Game / Reactionary part of the … Continue reading

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Today’s Lunchtime Reading: Christopher Alexander v. Peter Eisenman

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Paleo Retiree, a legendary debate between Christopher Alexander (pictured above, left) and Peter Eisenman (right) from 1982 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on traditional v. postmodern architecture. CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER: The thing that strikes me about … Continue reading

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“Privilege” and “Lonely Boy”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I spent some time with the DVD of Peter Watkins’ 1967 “Privilege” the other day. Confession: I didn’t get much out of the movie, which features Watkins’ usual combo of showy modernist stratagems and semi-hysterical point-making. I found … Continue reading

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Dance Routine Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: A brilliant routine, filmed in 1930, from Earl “Snakehips” Tucker, a regular at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom and Cotton Club: So much to enjoy here in addition to Tucker’s legendary hyperflexible spine and exaggerated hip circles: The way he’s … Continue reading

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The Art of Shashi Dhoj Tulachand

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Orange County’s Bowers Museum is currently running an exhibition by an extraordinary artist named Shashi Dhoj Tulachand, a Nepalese Buddhist monk. Each of the nine thangkas, or temple murals, stands approximately 6.5-7 feet tall and is about 4 feet … Continue reading

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Atheism, Anti-theism and Apatheism

Fenster writes: There’s been an open moderated thread running at Andrew Sullivan’s blog on various approaches to atheism and their overall relation to belief.  It was kicked off via a link to an article by Thomas Wells on why he … Continue reading

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Westboro Baptist Founder is Sick

Fenster writes: In the news: TOPEKA, Kan. — The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., who founded a Kansas church widely known for its protests at military funerals and antigay sentiments, is in a health care facility, a church spokesman said. Phelps, … Continue reading

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