Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Puffball: The Devil’s Eyeball”

Paleo Retiree writes: “Rosemary’s Baby” meets “Don’t Look Now” in backcountry Ireland: creepiness, shocks, sex and hints of the supernatural in a very sophisticated, very boho package. Kelly Reilly is a yuppie architect renovating a dilapidated stone house; Miranda Richardson … Continue reading

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Art and Architecture Du Jour: The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Billionaire real estate developer and arts philanthropist Eli Broad has opened a new museum in downtown Los Angeles for his contemporary art collection. I got a chance to check it out on my Xmas vacation.

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Architecture and Color

Paleo Retiree writes:

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“Janis: Little Girl Blue”

Paleo Retiree writes: Even though my wife and I have watched a few other docs about Janis Joplin — many of the sources, interviewees and anecdotes here were awfully familiar to us — we still enjoyed this new one, directed by Amy … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Revenant”

Fenster writes: My mini-review of The Revenant: it left me cold.

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Naked Lady of the Week: Roberta Pedon

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Roberta Pedon, with her signature awkward smile and early death, sums up the innocence and darkness of the 70s hippie California that spanned the Summer of Love to the Manson murders. *blah blah blah more pretentious sociological analysis … Continue reading

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What I’m Spinning Now

Blowhard, Esq. writes: My transition into middle age is proceeding nicely. Most of these can be had on Amazon for $5, which includes the CD and immediate MP3 download.

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Saving The New Republic

Fenster writes: Chris Hughes is the young and photogenic owner of The New Republic. Sorry, that’s Chris Pratt. I mean Chris Evans. This is the Chris Pratt that is not Chris Hughes. Oops, that’s Chris Hemsworth. This is Chris Pratt. … Continue reading

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Wither Colleges?

Fenster writes: Blowhard Esq. advocates here that students consider college on a do it yourself basis.  That idea has a lot of appeal.  Here is a book on DIY University.  And the recent film on higher education, The Ivory Tower, … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: King’s Highway in Palm Springs, CA

Blowhard, Esq. writes: While in Palm Springs I didn’t get the chance to tour much of its midcentury modern splendor, but I did enjoy this former Denny’s that the Ace Hotel has hipsterized. Dig the cantilevered roof and rock wall, baby. … Continue reading

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