Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

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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Quote Du Jour: James M. Cain on Titles

Blowhard, Esq. writes: James M. Cain had wanted to call his first novel “Bar-B-Que.” Alfred Knopf quite rightly thought that was a terrible title. Cain suggested “Black Puma” or “The Devil’s Checkbook.” The publisher disliked those, too, and proposed calling it … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: More here.

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:   More. The documentary about “The National Lampoon” is now on Netflix. It’s called “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.”

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Book Du Jour

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