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August 09, 2003


Friedrich --

* James Russell (of Hot Buttered Death) is interviewed by Dave Tepper, here. James is recommending the now-on-DVD film "24 Hour Party People" -- I'll second that.

* The innovative Austrian-ish economist Tyler Cowen has joined the team of bloggers over at the Volokh Conspiracy, here, where he's supplying fresh and informative econ-and-culture postings. 2Blowhards visitors are also likely to enjoy Cowen's book about culture and the market, In Praise of Commercial Culture (buyable here). First-rate, and full of eye-opening facts your English and art profs never passed along. Hey, here's a review of the book (from Salon) that I can totally get behind.

* Kevin Michael Grace, than whom no one is more balefully conservative, grumps his way (entertainingly, and rather sweetly) through the Bennifer imbroglio as well as (eeeeek) "The Vagina Monologues," here.



posted by Michael at August 9, 2003


Well, gotta totally agree with Mr. Grace. How bout another definition of "intellectual"---someone who talks about and analyzes their vagina? Of all the non-intellectual places on earth...I think it is evidence of a higher being and justice that J-Lo and Ben are getting just what they deserve...And anyway, I think a much nicer tribute to women is given by Al Pacino early in "Scent of A Woman" on the airplane when he tells his young companion (Chris Whoever---Robin) about his particular joy in the female anatomy. Maybe I just like hearing it from Pacino better than J-Lo.

Posted by: annette on August 9, 2003 3:34 PM

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