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  • adv. In a hokey way.


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  • With Brasília, Niemeyer seemed to have embraced, or at least acceded to, the worst aspect of architectural modernism — its antiseptic urban theory — and in the post-Brasília period, when his work has too often been hokily sculptural or frighteningly overscaled (see his University of Constantine in Algeria, or his Maison de la Culture in Le Havre), he seems to have forsaken its best aspects: the grace and lucidity born of its restraint.

    A Vision in Concrete

  • What percentage of X Factor contestants will be introduced with a hokily insincere sob story?

    X Factor Betting Odds: Simon Cowell All Boo Hoo Hoo?

  • The hokily-named Goldilocks Rule, the Rudolph Rule, the Rule of Four, and the Birds of a Feather Rule are explained in detail on the IO9 blog post, so hop over there for the full rundown.

    Monday, February 18, 2008 | Lifehacker Australia

  • Cage seems unusually glum about his task, though Ron Perlman does get to headbutt Satan, and there's a tatty rope bridge across a chasm to give this dun-coloured trudge at least one hokily diverting set piece. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "Sunset Daze," a new reality show beginning Wednesday on the WE tv network, isn't exactly cinéma vérité; in some ways it's as hokily staged as "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," only set in a retirement community - "The Real Hospice Wives of Arizona."

    NYT > Home Page

  • With no warning-and, blessedly, no hokily suspenseful music-we're plunged into a disaster movie, and the victim's-eye view as Marie is hurled along by a wall of water is truly terrifying.

    Slate Magazine


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