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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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Lyrics Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Published in 1916. Nobody ever sings about the bad girls, because the bad girls are sad, And ev’ry body sings about the good girls, because the good girls are glad. Till you’ve been round ‘em once or twice, … Continue reading

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