Monthly Archives: March 2014

“Tim’s Vermeer”

Paleo Retiree writes: The biggest surprise for me about this documentary was how un-tricky, un-conceptual, and un-meta it was. Co-produced and hosted by Penn Jillette and directed by his partner-in-po-mo-magic Teller, it’s a straightforward account of their friend Tim Jenison, … Continue reading

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Solidarity in the Locker Room?

Fenster writes: There has been a lot of ink spilled over the NLRB decision that seems to be opening a door for unionization of college athletics. There are many general summaries of the decision out there.  Here’s one. It’s the … Continue reading

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More Fake Jazz

Fenster writes: My contribution to Fake Jazz Sunday: New York by the jazz-rock outfit Dreams, starring the Brecker Brothers and Billy Cobham (1970). If you like, and have the time, below is most of the album side that New York closes. … Continue reading

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Music Du Jour: Van Morrison in 1980

Paleo Retiree writes: The Irish folk/blues/roots bard Van Morrison has long been a notoriously un-count-upon-able live performer. A huge fan of his back in the day — he meant to me what Bob Dylan meant to tons of other people — I … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Ancient Athenian Citizen

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s the 5th century BC. Because Athens’s allies pay the city tribute (i.e. protection money in exchange for Athens shielding them from the Persians), you are sufficiently wealthy that you don’t need to work for a living. You … Continue reading

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Sunday Tune

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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Village Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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