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 3 of The Sun. She was only around five feet in height, but she had … Continue reading

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Linkage

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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