Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Then and Now: Downtown L.A.

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The intersection of Hill and Third in downtown Los Angeles, 1919 v. 2014. The concrete structure on the left is the parking lot for the Grand Central Market. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Belcampo Meat Co. at Grand Central Market

Blowhard, Esq. writes: L.A.’s Grand Central Market has been undergoing a renaissance over the past few years. When a friend and I were there three years ago, the food offerings ranged from mediocre to lousy. While the middling places we ate … Continue reading

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Blowhard Esq.’s Tea Chronicles: Boxwood Cafe at The London West Hollywood

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably developed a certain image in your mind of how I am in real life. No doubt you think of me as a mega-Alpha male not unlike a … Continue reading

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“Los Angeles Plays Itself” (2003)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It was recently announced that LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, the previously difficult to find film essay written and directed by Thom Andersen, is finally being released on video. Although completed in 2003, the documentary about Los Angeles’ portrayal … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. Click on the images to enlarge. Related Back here I toured some other L.A. art deco landmarks.

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Linkage

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Megan McArdle counters the lefty Hobby Lobby hysteria. Julian Sanchez reads the decision and discovers a paragraph that takes the wind out of the “war on women” narrative. Reason magazine notes the only three politicians on record in … Continue reading

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The Sculptors of Notre Dame: “Muscle Shoals”, “20 Feet From Stardom”, and “The Wrecking Crew”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: After STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN, which shined a light on the Detroit backing band who played on dozens of Motown hits, there’s been a spate of documentaries honoring the previously-anonymous studio musicians who were essential contributors … Continue reading

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