Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sokal Redux?

Fenster writes: When making sense no longer makes sense it is very tempting to stop making sense, this urge itself a form of sense-making.  In 1984 the interrogator tells Winston Smith that two and two can equal five if the … Continue reading

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Notes on “Get Out” (2017)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I finally caught up with GET OUT, writer-director Jordan Peele’s racial satire. A box-office smash beloved by critics (well, most of them), Peele takes Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “black bodies” rhetoric and recasts it into a horror-thriller. Chris Washington, a … Continue reading

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Little Pieces of Blue Jelly

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Dickie stopped in the road, looking at him. They were arguing so loudly, a few people around them were looking, watching. ‘It could have been fun,’ Tom said, ‘but not the way you chose to take … Continue reading

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Architecture and Color

Paleo Retiree writes:

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“The Fits”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: For much of its running time “The Fits,” the first feature film from writer-director Anna Rose Holmer, is a sensitive and nicely underplayed piece of naturalistic humanism. Holmer’s camera follows 11-year-old Toni (the bracingly earnest Royalty … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Samantha Fox

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Remember Samantha Fox? She rose to fame in England after her mother allowed racy photos of her to appear on page three of “The Sun.” She was only around five feet in height, but she had … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: James Kunstler: “The Deep State is determined to drive Trump from office.” Thomas E. Patterson, professor of government and media at Harvard: “Trump’s coverage during his first 100 days set a new standard for negativity. Of news … Continue reading

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