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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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“The Hateful Eight” Partial Review

Fenster writes: Here, I wrote a “non-review” of Django Unchained.  As I wrote then, I’d fallen for Pulp Fiction and felt compelled to return to Tarantino, repeatedly, looking for that sugar high.  But most all of his later work I … Continue reading

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Weekend Read

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Our friend Lloyd’s final project before his death was an adaptation of a spec script he wrote during his Hollywood days that has just been published on Kindle: Las Vegas in the 1950s — a glamorous black chanteuse . … Continue reading

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Fuck Clement Greenberg

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In discussions of literature and architecture, I still come across would-be intellectuals who invoke art critic Clement Greenberg’s distinction between the avant-garde and kitsch. Of course, for such people avant-garde is doubleplusgood, while kitsch is one small step … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A pulp cover by Victor Kalin. More here and here. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Paleo Retiree writes: An interesting look at the sugar-baby / sugar-daddy phenomenon as it’s playing out in the Bay Area. Australian male escorts are doing well for themselves. Lloyd Fonveille shares some smart thoughts about Westerns and manhood. “Pulp Fiction”: … Continue reading

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