Category Archives: Philosophy and Religion

Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Gustave Doré, “The Deluge,” 1866. Hi-res copy here. H/T Glynn Marshes. Click on the image to enlarge.

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“It Ain’t Necessarily So”, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: It ain’t necessarily so It ain’t necessarily so The things that you’re liable To read in the Bible, It ain’t necessarily so. Li’l David was small, but oh my! Li’l David was small, but oh my! He … Continue reading

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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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