Monthly Archives: April 2015

Couldn’t Do It Today

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Bojnice Castle, Slovakia. Click on the image to enlarge.

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“Ex Machina” (2015)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been a fan of Alex Garland since I read his novel The Beach years ago. The Danny Boyle adaptation was lame, but I did enjoy the Boyle-Garland collaborations 28 DAYS LATER and SUNSHINE. Oh yeah, the Garland-written-and-partially-directed DREDD … Continue reading

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DON CARLO, Metropolitan Opera (Review)

Eddie Pensier* writes: I’ve always had big problems with Verdi’s Don Carlo. It always struck me less as a cohesive music-theatre piece and more of a collection of scenes and arias, rather like a concert program. It never really juggles … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour (Anzac Day 2015 Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: Peter Wegner, Dog With Gas Mask, 2013 Related Previous ANZAC-themed ADJ here and here.

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Naked Lady of the Week: Adriana Morriss

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I know shit about Latvia, and one of the drawbacks of modern Encyclopedias (by which I guess I mean Wikipedia) is that, in an effort to avoid being Hitler, they never get into the physical traits of the … Continue reading

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Mad Men Notes: S7, Ep10 — “The Forecast”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. Don has sold his penthouse — for $85k, or $492k in 2015 dollars — and is now homeless. “This place reeks of failure,” his real estate agent says. Pardon me, but I’ll take a half mil “failure” … Continue reading

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“The Last Artist in New York City”

Paleo Retiree writes: Despite all the bitching and carping we here at UR like to indulge in, we aren’t just a bunch of negativity-mongers. (Critics, patooie.) Many of us make our own creative contributions too. Try this, and this, and … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid. More here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Moi on Book Publishing

Paleo Retiree writes: Steve Sailer was kind enough to highlight a comment I made on his blog about the demographics of the American book publishing world from 1985ish to 2001ish, a stretch when I was professionally covering the field. (I … Continue reading

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