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Some Greek Revivals

Fenster writes: I grew up in New England, where there are plenty of Greek Revivals.  Some are more elaborate and use columns rather than just pediments.  Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston, has some very nice examples. As does Brookline … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: The midsection of the General Electric Building, a 50-story Deco/Gothic skyscraper built in 1931 and designed by the Beaux Arts-educated John W. Cross. It’s in Manhattan, at Lexington Ave. and 51st St. Related Read some more about … Continue reading

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Fighting Words Links

Fenster writes: The Garland Texas shoot out has spurred another round of speechifying on free speech, much of it of the yes but variety.  I don’t like a lot of it since while I am not a free speech absolutist … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Razib reads a book about Confucianism. Speaking of Eastern thinkers, I recently finished and loved Grant Hardy’s Great Courses lecture series about Asian intellectual history. I found it to be a near-ideal overview of a very large field: vivid and … Continue reading

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1,000,000

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A few weeks back, we passed the million mark. We hope to continue to be your one-stop shop for erratic complaining, the odd movie review, and weekly Eastern European nudity. Thanks for dropping by.

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Notes on “The Working Man”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This 1933 George Arliss vehicle focuses on a getting-ready-to-retire shoe magnate. His vitality is so reliant on competition that he covertly goes to work for his rivals when their fortunes begin to fail. The company, launched by his onetime buddy and … Continue reading

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Internet Nostalgia

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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