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
I can't help but imagine that thousands of people made their New Years Resolution to read more in 2017. As someone who does read a lot, I think that goal is a great one. I want to see as many people as possible succeed in that goal, and so I've put together a list of … Continue reading The Best Books I Read In 2016
It's a proven fact that most New Years resolutions are abandoned within the first three weeks of January 1st. With that fact in my mind, I'm determined to get this blog actually up and going this year, and work to continue and grow it into the foreseeable future. Going into 2017, I'm very optimistic. From … Continue reading New year, new…