LATEST ARTICLES

Cecil Beaton and the Baroness

When Steerforth came across the strange-looking autobiography by one Baroness Von Bülop, he was intrigued - especially as she seemed to have enlisted the celebrated photographer Cecil Beaton... One stormy afternoon, I came across an illustrated 1939 autobiography called ... Read More...

baroque
1685 – An Annus Mirabilis

  Mahlerman celebrates one of the most important years in musical history, when three great composers entered the world... In this post we ...

traders
The Oil Futures Drunk-Trading Incident

Sometimes even masters of the universe get it wrong. A cautionary tale in this week's weird Wikipedia article, unearthed by the ...

johnny rotten qt
Letting Off Steam

All you need is rage, says Frank, who has discovered that ill-tempered ranting is the secret to a long and happy ...

rainbow cake
American Cake Wars

The logic of America's ongoing culture war can lead to some very strange places, finds Rita... It has come to this. ...


 

LATEST ARTICLES