Monthly Archives: February 2014

Architecture Du Jour

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

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Bargain Bin Vinyl Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of the nice consequences of the vinyl resurgence is that, as people sell their old collections, there’s a lot of cheap stock out there. For every coveted first pressing of a hip Miles Davis album there’s 500 copies … Continue reading

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Replacing the Banking System

epiminondas writes: It’s no secret that many of us have a visceral dislike of bankers and banking. And some of us have fantasized about burning down a few banks…along with the bankers inside. As an alternative to such delights, here is … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: While Miami has the largest number of surviving Art Deco buildings of any place in the world, the number 2 city on the list might surprise you. Back here, I toured some Art Deco buildings in downtown … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Alexis Texas

Blowhard, Esq. writes: When Taschen editor Dian Hanson needed the perfect booty for the cover of the book you see above, she choose Alexis Texas. Texas, a well-known porn star, probably needs no introduction for the rump-centric among you. She has … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Giovanni Boldini, Spanish Dancer at the Moulin Rouge, 1905 Click on the image to enlarge.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: Dr. Strangelove

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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The Genius of Sheffield: Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk

Sir Barken Hyena writes: It’s interesting how some artists can be enormously influential yet elude public notice, while other lesser types take the spotlight with borrowed ideas. Richard H. Kirk ranks high on that list, but that’s probably just where … Continue reading

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Keef on a Work Break

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Rolling Stones, 1972 Click on the image to enlarge.

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The Wisdom of Johnny Ramone

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The Ramones were the first band I really loved. Which is a little weird, as when I was an adolescent in the late ’80s the group was not a significant presence in pop culture. I think my friend and … Continue reading

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