Monthly Archives: February 2014

Naked Lady of the Week: Anjelica

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This minxy little Russian has been working since around 2012, and she’s posed in hundreds of photo sets and performed in nearly as many hardcore films. She seems to go by a few different names: Ebbi, … Continue reading

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Porches of Carpinteria

Paleo Retiree writes: Kicking around the town of Carpinteria, CA for a few days recently left me marveling at an architectural wonder too often taken for granted: the American porch. Carpinteria (or, as everyone calls it, “Carp”) is an idyllic … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in Howard Hawks’s HIS GIRL FRIDAY Click on the image to enlarge.

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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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“All Is Lost”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “All Is Lost” is like “The Old Man and the Sea” without the fish. Robert Redford, who in the credits is referred to as “Our Man,” floats around in a damaged boat looking grave and portentous as one … Continue reading

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Cocktails Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: A French Martini (vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice) and a Hemingway (rum, grapefruit juice, and lime) at Miller’s Bar, Wabash Street, Chicago

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Fear Factor

Glynn Marshes writes: I find this heartening. In an op-ed on France for the LA Times, Pascal Bruckner cites fear as one of the most significant factor’s in that country’s unsettling decline. For the French have become afraid of everything: … Continue reading

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Because They Could

Sax von Stroheim writes: The sedentary lifestyle of farming allowed a vast elaboration of material culture. Food, shelter, and artifacts no longer had to be portable. Births could be spaced closer together, since mothers didn’t have to continuously carry small … 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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