Monthly Archives: August 2014

Movie Poster Du Jour: “The Green Slime”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related I love the theme song.

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Showtune Saturday: “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”

Eddie Pensier writes: An outtake from Annie Get Your Gun (1950), with Judy Garland, before she was fired by MGM and replaced by Betty Hutton. Garland had clashed with original director Busby Berkeley, and retaliated against his perfectionism by showing … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Tanya Fedorova

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: You don’t hear the term “sex kitten” much these days, but I’m going to dust it off in honor of Tanya here. A Ukrainian, she was active from about 2006 until 2010. Then, like so many of our … Continue reading

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KiMo Theater, Albuquerque

Sir Barken Hyena writes: More Southwestern peregrinations. Going from the works of God to the works of man, I give you the KiMo Theater. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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“The Cosmopolitans” (2014)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Because I am ‪#‎hardcore‬, I stayed up until midnight so I could watch Whit Stillman’s potential series pilot THE COSMOPOLITANS as soon as it went live on Amazon. The show opens with Joan Osborne singing “What Becomes of the … Continue reading

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Fisher Valley, Utah

Sir Barken Hyena writes: On another stretch of my flaneur’s trail, I timed my entry into this magical place to the rising sun. And, I discovered the panoramic mode on my camera.

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Architecture Du Jour: The Russian Izba

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The traditional Russian izba, a “peasant house” built of interlocking ax-hewn logs, was for centuries the most widespread form of house found in the Russian countryside. A typical farmstead would consist of an izba, a long-built barn and hay shed, … Continue reading

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Silver City, New Mexico

Sir Barken Hyena writes: On a recent road trip that may or may not have included scouting candidates for the new Lady Barken, I detoured a bit to take in Silver City, New Mexico. Though not far over the border from Arizona, you … Continue reading

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Village Du Jour: Ouray, Colorado

Sir Barken Hyena writes:

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Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A Russian who immigrated to Paris in the early 1920s, Dimitri Kirsanoff was above all an avant-gardist. However, he wasn’t above employing Griffith-style melodrama when it suited his purposes. In his “Menilmontant,” a brief, richly volatile work about a … Continue reading

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