Monthly Archives: May 2015

TNR on Trigger Warnings X 3

Fenster writes: Not content to let the matter rest after one go at the subject of trigger warnings, The New Republic has now published/posted three articles on the subject in less than a week.  The different approaches to the topic … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Juxtaposin’

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Callowman, the proposed design for the Italian pavilion at Expo 2015.

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: From Wikipedia: The dance is sometimes said to reenact a violent “discussion” between a pimp and a prostitute. It includes mock slaps and punches, the man picking up and throwing the woman to the ground, or lifting and carrying … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Doctors House, Glendale, CA, built in the Eastlake style. Click on the image to enlarge.

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“The Babadook”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “The Babadook,” Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent marries the haunted house film to the psychological thriller. It’s a potent union, one that allows her to explore inward-looking themes related to grief and motherhood while delivering the … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: The midsection of the General Electric Building, a 50-story Deco/Gothic skyscraper built in 1931 and designed by the Beaux Arts-educated John W. Cross. It’s in Manhattan, at Lexington Ave. and 51st St. Related Read some more about … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Evgenia Eremina

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The Russian Evgenia was one of the more prolific nude models of the ’00s. She was a great camera subject, one with a lightbulb smile and terrific lines. So terrific were those lines that her photographers … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: Learning new ideas and having your assumptions challenged are patriarchal. College should be a warm, validating, soothing hugbox. More babies who shouldn’t be allowed to sit at the grown-up’s table. While in line and the drug store the … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Submitted for your consideration, 20th century architectural history in miniature, as illustrated by three buildings. Located in Inwood neighborhood of upper Manhattan, each is located right next to the other. Here’s a map in the order we’ll be … Continue reading

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Four Movie Posters for “Danger: Diabolik”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Mario Bava’s “Danger: Diabolik” is one of those movies that lovers of ’60s-era design can’t help but love. Bava is known for horror movies, but “Diabolik,” with its vivid, comic-book palette and loopy, Bond-inspired sets taps … Continue reading

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