Tag Archives: Los Angeles


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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Three Waffles In Three Days

Eddie Pensier writes: (with apologies to Neil Finn) Three waffles in three days So indulgent, breakfast, dinner, either works well Sweet above and crisp below Syrup dribbles in the pockets sitting on my plate, Even if it’s getting cold Gorgeous … Continue reading

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And This Was Stillwood Heights

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: We curved through the bright mile or two of the Strip, past the antique shops with famous screen names on them, past the windows full of point lace and ancient pewter, past the gleaming new nightclubs … Continue reading

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L.A. Burrito Blogging Part 2: La Azteca Tortilleria

Blowhard, Esq. writes: When a Mexican restaurant is located in East L.A., on Cesar Chavez Blvd., across the street from a Catholic Church, and next door to a botanica burning enough incense to summon Quetzalcoatl himself, chances are you’re gonna … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If you can go past those awful idiot faces on the bleachers outside the theater without a sense of the collapse of the human intelligence; if you can stand the hailstorm of flash bulbs popping at the … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Los Angeles’s Pantages Theatre

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As I implied earlier, this past weekend I was at the Pantages Theatre to see the touring company production of Book of Mormon. As wonderful and hilarious as the show was, it was almost upstaged by the venue itself, an … Continue reading

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Neon & Cocktail Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Catching a show at the Pantages? Cocktails first at the Frolic Room. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Vogue Theater in Hollywood, CA, 1935 Click on the image to enlarge.

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A Day at the Getty Center

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Paleo Retiree’s swipe at Richard Meier reminds me that I’ve been meaning to share some photos of my trip to the Getty Center last month. Have you ever been there? It’s located in the hills overlooking Brentwood and … Continue reading

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