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Frank Lloyd Wright/Frank Lloyd Wrong

June 8, 1867–April 9, 1959

June 8, 1867–April 9, 1959

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So long, Frank Lloyd Wright
I can’t believe your song is gone so soon.
I barely learned the tune
So soon, So soon.
Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Never change your point of view.
When I run dry
I stop awhile and think of you.

— Simon and Garfunkel, 1969  Read more …

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Mad Manspreading?

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“Keep it up, and even if you do get my job you’ll never run this place. You’ll die in that corner office, a midlevel executive with a little bit of hair who women go home with out of pity. Want to know why? Because no one will like you.”[1]

The poohbahs of the manosphere often put me in mind of the Stalinist shop steward played by Peter Sellers in I’m All Right, JackRead more …

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Lars Holger Holm on Modern Art

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Lars Holger Holm
Hiding in Broad Daylight: An Analysis of the Political Radicalisation and Commercialisation of Artistic Modernism
London: Arktos, 2015

“Charles,” said Cordelia, “Modern Art is all bosh, isn’t it?”

“Great bosh.”

Brideshead Revisited (1945)  Read more …

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Tom Wolfe’s Back to Blood (2012)

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Tom Wolfe
Back to Blood: A Novel
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2012

Tom Wolfe’s Back to Blood is a quick read despite its 700-page length, and absorbing. Of his four novels, The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) about race tensions in New York City is the most famous, but his second, A Man in Full (1998), is better. Read more …

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Revisiting Tom Wolfe’s Radical Chic (1970)

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I stopped reading contemporary literature—works by living novelists and short story writers—when I was in my late teens or early twenties. I found it aesthetically and intellectually unrewarding. The sole exception was the work of journalist-turned-novelist Tom Wolfe, the Virginia-born, New York City-based founder and exponent of New Journalism, a type of feature reporting employing literary techniques.  Read more …

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