Category Archives: Philosophy and Religion

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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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A page from the Book of Kells. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Jean-Léon Gérôme, “Diogenes,” 1860 Click on the image to enlarge.

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Eppur è Ancora Lì

Fenster writes: Used to be 2Blowhards was my first blog stop in the morning and Steve Sailer second.  After the shuttering of 2Blowhards, Steve moved to #1 and he stays there.  I like the constant struggle to see what is … Continue reading

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Salomé, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and … Continue reading

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Amahl and the Night Visitors

Eddie Pensier writes: I hope all our readers had a merry Christmas. Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors was the first opera composed especially for television. It was commissioned by NBC for a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation … Continue reading

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Robertson Reducks

Fenster writes: I favor reasoned discussion about the actually important issues brought out in the Robertson kerfuffle.  But I recognize it is just so damn tempting, and so much fun, to just judge. That’s on display in my area.  In … Continue reading

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Duck a la Paglia

Fenster writes: It is awfully easy to make light of dust-ups like the one over Phil Robertson.  Does it matter what a reality show celeb says and whether he stays on the air?  Narrowly speaking, no.  I didn’t know Robertson … Continue reading

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