Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

The Russians Return!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Just when I think I’m done with the Cold War, it pulls me back in. What I’m WATCHING now: THE AMERICANS, season 5. Also BETTER CALL SAUL season 3 and THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT season 1. What I’m … Continue reading

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The Dream Without a Meaning

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Time began to tick again, in fits and starts. Pain glowed in my mind like lightning in a cloud, expanding and contracting with my heartbeat. I lay on my back on a hard surface. Somewhere above … Continue reading

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It’s Man’s Things That Really Define Him

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Now, all at once, with his mind at ease, the professor’s stomach began to feel great pangs of hunger. And suddenly he remembered other ravenous flashes, especially those colossal appetites that man falls prey to after … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: From Pulp Fiction to Sober Reporting

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The Old Bailey Session Papers [the law reports for London’s main criminal court] originated close to an earlier genre of popular literature, the sensation-mongering chapbooks, which were pamphlet crime reports that date back to Elizabethan times. The chapbooks … Continue reading

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Rant Du Jour: Why Rob from “High Fidelity” Sucks

Blowhard, Esq. writes: We’re all arts sophisticates around here, right? We love the good things in life like pro wrestling, Michael Bay movies, and Mickey Spillane novels. We cultivate our refined taste and enjoy bantering with like-minded aesthetes. Ergo, you’d think … Continue reading

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A Vested Interest In Disorder

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I found myself mulling over a discussion in our class in History and Moral Philosophy. Mr. Dubois was talking about the disorders that preceded the breakup of the North American republic, back in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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“Feminine Beauty” by Kenneth Clark

Blowhard, Esq. writes: What I appreciated most about this book, aside from the subject matter, was its modest approach. Clark, best known as the writer and host of the TV series “Civilization”, is a highly cultured man but he wears his … Continue reading

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