The Best of UR 2014

Blowhard, Esq. writes:


Once again, your staff of crack culture connoisseurs were snubbed by those moronic idiots at National Magazine Awards. When I wrote a formal letter of protest to the judges’ panel I got back some boilerplate claptrap about UR “not being a real magazine” and was admonished to “please stop yelling outside our office window or we’ll call the police.” Pricks.

Therefore, I humbly submit in my opinion our best work from the past year. If you agree, please leave a comment telling us how wonderful we are. If you disagree, GFY. Happy Holidays!



  • Over here, Paleo Retiree celebrated the porches of Carpinteria. Why doesn’t architecture criticism focus more on the every day?
  • My L.A. art deco obsession continued with this photo gallery of the Pantages Theatre. In this review of Bernard Rudofsky’s Architecture Without Architects I looked at the pleasures of vernacular architecture. I also wrote on a good introduction to classical architecture.
  • Fabrizio wondered why George Lucas, a traditionalist in many ways, chose such an avant-garde design for his new Chicago museum.

Food & Travel



Fine Art

Books & Drama

Personal Reflections

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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1 Response to The Best of UR 2014

  1. lloydville says:

    You are wonderful.

    Liked by 2 people

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