Monthly Archives: July 2014

NYC Notes, Part 4: A Night with the NY Phil at Lincoln Center

Blowhard, Esq. writes: While in NYC last month I was lucky enough to attend one night of the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural biennial. Hosted and conducted by Alan Gilbert, the program was about 90 minutes long and consisted of three separate … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: “Strength” from the Visconti-Sforza tarot, c.1442-1447.

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The Mike Tyson Mysteries

Eddie Pensier writes: From our good friend Raymond Padilla of RPAD.TV, comes this epic trailer of the upcoming Adult Swim series. Your reaction will probably fall into one of two general categories: a) This is a harbinger of the downfall … Continue reading

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Creepshot Or Not? Sanitary-Napkin Girl Edition

Paleo Retiree writes: For the “No, it’s not a Creepshot” side, I can see the following arguments: The taking and the publishing of the photo obviously weren’t motivated by lust but by amazement at what a clueless and low-class place America … Continue reading

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Wimmin Singin Wednesdays

Fenster writes: Hey Sailor!  Detroit Cobras.  

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: A writer at BitchMedia on why she walked out of the latest Zach Braff movie. I’m not a fan of his films, but Jesus, what a shitty review. Her main beef seems to be that he’s a white … Continue reading

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Movie Still Du Jour

Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, and Clifton Webb in Otto Preminger’s LAURA (1944). I was reminded of this shot while browsing The Noir Style by Alain Silver and James Ursini. Click on the image to enlarge. 

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Sunday Jazz Selection

Fenster writes: Ornette Coleman, Sadness.

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Carlo Bergonzi, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: There aren’t many singers who have epitomized the true meaning of bel canto better than Carlo Bergonzi. It literally means “beautiful singing”, and refers to the style or school that emphasizes vocal beauty and line above other … Continue reading

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Virtual Art Gallery Du Jour: Steve Ditko

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been enjoying this biography of Steve Ditko which also contains a healthy survey of his work. Check out this trippy, psychedelic sampling of some of his comic covers and art from the late 50s and 60s. Fabrizio … Continue reading

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