Author Archives: Paleo Retiree

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff, formerly Michael Blowhard. Now a rootless parasite on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.

Quote Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: Fred Reed’s current column is the best thing yet written about this election as well as a rollickingly fun read. IMHO, of course, but I trust that that’s always understood. Here’s a bit of it: I frankly … Continue reading

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Architecture and Color

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Rana Foroohar’s “Makers and Takers”

Paleo Retiree writes: This is a terrific journalistic account of how our economy and our financial life have come to their current awful states. (Full disclosure: I knew the author a wee bit back in my magazine days, and I liked and respected her.) Foroohar’s book … Continue reading

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Noma Two Ways

Paleo Retiree writes: I recently watched and enjoyed “Noma: My Perfect Storm,” Pierre Deschamp’s documentary about René Redzepi, the brilliant chef behind Noma, an avant-garde Copenhagen restaurant that’s often been called the best restaurant in the world. Inspired and curious, … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Thanks to the brouhaha about Anthony Weiner these past couple of weeks, I’ve let myself get fascinated by the case. My verdict on the guy: Anthony Weiner is almost certainly someone who in person would strike me … Continue reading

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Architecture and Color

Paleo Retiree writes: Some views of Jodhpur, India’s famous Blue City. More.

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Alt Right Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Will the Alt Right ever again experience a week like the one just passed, or are its visibility and influence going to continue growing? Whatever the case, it’s certainly been interesting watching the mainstream start to take note. Hey, a … Continue reading

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