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Notes on Stephen Hicks’s “Explaining Postmodernism”

The Mistaken writes: Explaining Postmodernism is the clearest book I’ve read on postmodern theory and how it fits into our current political climate. Stephen Hicks is a professor of philosophy at Rockford University in Illinois, with a PhD in Philosophy … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Modernism: Making every place the same place for over a century.

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Listing Books: Anti-Modernism

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s funny how after over a century of a near-stranglehold on elite sensibilities, modernism refuses to give an inch in the art world. Whether in novels, gallery art, architecture, fashion, or music, the implicit (or even at times, … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Stairs

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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Ideas So Stupid Only An Intellectual Would Believe Them, A Continuing Series

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via this essay, time to add another entry to my Enemies List — David Shields: These books made David Shields’s “Reality Hunger” (2010) seem prescient. An earnest “manifesto” against the traditional novel (which Shields finds “unbelievably predictable, tired, … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: Juxtaposin’

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Callowman, the proposed design for the Italian pavilion at Expo 2015.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Submitted for your consideration, 20th century architectural history in miniature, as illustrated by three buildings. Located in Inwood neighborhood of upper Manhattan, each is located right next to the other. Here’s a map in the order we’ll be … Continue reading

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