Monthly Archives: December 2013

Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the images to enlarge. A collection of female reclining nudes with (as you’ll quickly notice by the titles) a special emphasis on the odalisque. Related Although not all academic paintings, I was inspired to put together … Continue reading

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Notes on “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” is ostensibly a documentary about ’70s cult band Big Star, and it’s good at being that, but its stealth subjects are the state of rock ‘n’ roll in the ’70s … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. The market square of Zamość, Poland. Photo taken from this excellent Flickr page.

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Conan, what is best in life? Jack Donovan has some answers. Milla Jovovich naked. Jonathan Hastings on John Carpenter’s “Ghosts of Mars.” Will S. has a new blog. What in the world is Bon Iver thinking? … Continue reading

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More Filipino Food

Fenster writes: Fenster tries to be a trend setter of the likes of Paleo Retiree and The Question Lady but it’s always a day late and a dollar short.  Since the two of them recently found an interesting Filipino restaurant … Continue reading

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Dior Fashion and Beauty Ads

Eddie Pensier writes: A less outré selection than the YSL ads but still gorgeous.

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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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