"It's no good saying 'hold it' to a moment in real life". The famed portrait, design, and theatre photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st earl of Snowdon, held a photographic view of life, and a distasteful view of photography. Despite the affluence he had in the field of photography (many of his photographs were featured in Vogue … Continue reading Remembering Royalty
In an editorial published by the Telegraph in 2011, the author at the British news giant attempted to define what could be considered the "core British values that define [the] nation". Among them were the usual western democratic values; equality of opportunity, freedom of speech, the rule of law, and belief in personal responsibility, which … Continue reading Defining a nation through it’s clothing: Britain
"It's hard to imagine / that nothing at all / could be so exciting / could be so much fun". If you're unfamiliar with the music of the Talking Heads, I can hardly say I blame you. While somewhat appreciated in their own time, only a few carried their torch through the decades following the … Continue reading Heaven
I joined my good friend Will Nardi on his show Raised Right to discuss culture in current society considering godliness, conservatism, art, and the reversal of the establishment.
"I'm an architect and I've designed buildings all over the world. Every time I get a commission in an emerging market, I get excited about the opportunity to draw from the country's heritage , culture, and art. But the client never wants it. They all want the same thing: 'modern style, modern style, modern style'. … Continue reading Make Architecture Great Again!
"You are a quote unquote fantastic Mr. Fox" "I try." In a masterpiece of claymation film that delivers flawlessly in aesthetics, script adaptation, colour schemes, voice acting, soundtrack, character development and plot (among other things), it's hard to pay attention close enough to pick out the individually beautiful parts of the film, because they're so … Continue reading Fantastic Mr. Fox
Being a Gentleman seems to be mostly surface in the modern age, but there's more to it than being able to open the door for a lady, spout quotes from famous works of literature, and tell the difference between oxfords and brogues. Being a gentleman is about working hard to be the very best … Continue reading Gentlemanliness: a forgotten Virtue