Monthly Archives: August 2015

Naked Lady of the Week: Mia Khalifa

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Like all right-thinking people, we here at UR are big believers in Diversity™. Models featured in past installments have hailed from all over the world including Russia, eastern Ukraine, western Ukraine, northern Ukraine, and southern Ukraine. Therefore, it … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A courtyard I stumbled across at Barnard College, on Broadway across the street from Columbia University. Click on the images to enlarge.

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Ideas So Stupid Only An Intellectual Would Believe Them, A Continuing Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via this essay, time to add another entry to my Enemies List — David Shields: These books made David Shields’s “Reality Hunger” (2010) seem prescient. An earnest “manifesto” against the traditional novel (which Shields finds “unbelievably predictable, tired, … Continue reading

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Architects That Don’t Suck: David M. Schwarz

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In this first installment of Architects That Don’t Suck, I’d like to highlight the work of Washington D.C.-based architect David M. Schwarz. Hey, whaddya know — not all contempo architects specialize in gleaming modernist geegaws. Some builders out … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorial Visit: Calatrava’s Transportation Hub & the Memorial Pools

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In part one of our 9/11 Memorial Visit, Paleo Retiree did an excellent job analyzing the disaster that is the park. In my tour I’d like to focus on the two main set pieces of the area: Santiago … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorial Visit: The Crap Space Angle

Paleo Retiree writes: Blowhard, Esq. and I recently spent a few sunny hours exploring the 9/11 Memorial in lower Manhattan. We weren’t interested in touring the museum, so (aside from rolling our eyes at its fashionably toppled-over exterior form) we skipped it. What we intended to … Continue reading

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More on Triggers

Fenster writes: I wrote about campus trigger warnings here.  The subject has staying power, fascinatin’ some, amusing others, outraging even more and bringing out the inner hero in all too many. There’s that article in The Atlantic by psychologist Jonathan … Continue reading

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R. Crumb Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Feel free to download this and deploy it in Facebook threads as needed. You’re welcome.

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Architecture Du Jour

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

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“Seinfeld” Notes

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A few thoughts and observations after watching all nine seasons of SEINFELD, which were recently released on Hulu Plus. 1. A lot of episodes focus on clothes and fashion: the puffy shirt, the red dot on the cashmere … Continue reading

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