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Without intelligible theme, argument, or conclusion the essay is a confection of modishly abstract language which will be no more enlightening fifty years hence than it is at the moment.
Yet, even in some newspapers, coverage of the Ted Koppel-David Letterman war repeated such modishly inaccurate and myopic celebrations of the "new information age" as appeared in a report by Kim Campbell of The Christian Science Monitor in its March 7 issue: "Nightline does exist in a news environment significantly different than the one in which it began.
The worst projects are the biggest and the most modishly architectural.
At the Louvre, the much discussed "La Peinture comme crime" ("Painting as crime") (October 19, 2001-January 14, 2002) was a definite contender for worst show I have ever seen--and that includes a gathering of puerile, often amateurish videos and installations at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, last year (don't ask), conceived to address the question "Where do the art gallery and the abattoir intersect?" (I am not inventing this.) Grim and sometimes silly as the show at the Mendel was, it was no match for "La Peinture comme crime." First prize for pretentiousness goes to the Louvre for wall texts like parodies of modishly disjunctive deconstructionist academic discourse.
Our book does not aim to be, nor could it possibly serve as, the hot new product for wannabe-chic law professors who have, as she puts it, "invested professional capital in law-as-lit futures."(26) It seems almost beside the point to note that the major thrust of our book is a stem critique of most of the forms of law-as-literature scholarship which might be called faddish--from the sentimental to the self-indulgently skeptical to the modishly constructivist.
Whether nude or in modishly modified practice clothes (which is what so much dance is today performed in), my own feeling is that dance, be it classic or modern or all those varieties in between, often lacks the designer's touch.
And it is also modishly literary: the clue chase is based on poetry and the fact that the sleuth is lecturing on detective fiction at an Oxford college and is a feminist called Theresa 'Terry' Williams (Ms.