Pig

Pig

The career arc of Nicholas Cage is almost as strange as the man himself. A scion of Hollywood royalty (he changed his name from Coppola, as in ‘Francis Ford’), his initial entry into the world of film seemed to be founded on good old fashioned nepotism as much as anything...

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Chelsea Arts Club Archive

Chelsea Arts Club Archive

At the turn of the last century, Chelsea attracted bearded Bohemians, fragrant fops in fedoras, riff-raff, writers, architects, painters, musicians, madmen, gays, cartoonists, ne’er-do-wells, socialites from the beau monde, popinjays, coxcombs, cocksmiths, dandiprats, or just plain prats, poets, toffs, tarts, lounge lizards, charlatans, the jeunesse dorée from the West End,...

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A new Museum of Music in the heart of London

A new Museum of Music in the heart of London

The Royal College of Music (RCM) opens the doors of its historic Grade II listed building to the public on October 5th with the launch of its new Royal College of Music Museum. The College holds one of the largest conservatoire collections of manuscripts, printed music, historic instruments, portraiture and...

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Luca

Luca

Warm sunny days filled with smiles, games, ice cream, and the ocean breeze are what make so many of us crave summer life. A taste of those warm weather vibes in the dead of winter can bring that joyful feeling back into our souls. Disney and Pixar’s new animated original...

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The Royal Society of Sculptors

The Royal Society of Sculptors

Sitting confidently, albeit incongruously, amongst white stucco Italianate villas, and next to a Shell petrol station on the Old Brompton Road, is an ornate, red brick, double-fronted, Dutch-gabled building with leaded windows, called Dora House. This is home to The Royal Society of Sculptors, founded in 1905 by some of...

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Ralph Steadman: Hidden Treasures

Ralph Steadman: Hidden Treasures

  There are three good reasons to visit the Cartoon Museum, apart from the fact that it has been closed for months, and that they have moved premises, and that they have re-hung their brilliant collection of pictures, ranging from Gilray and Rowlandson, to Bill Tidy and John Glasham, via...

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The Oldest Computer in the World

The Oldest Computer in the World

Two thousand years ago, a Roman cargo ship, loaded with ancient jewellery, pottery, marble sculptures and rare glass was wrecked off the coast of Antikythera, a Southern Greek Island. It was bound for Rome, bearing looted treasures to decorate a Triumphal Parade for Julius Caesar. In 1901, Captain Dimitrios Kontos ...

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Anything But A Drag: London’s Vibrant Drag Performance Scene

Anything But A Drag: London’s Vibrant Drag Performance Scene

Hot pink lights fill the stage. Dancing trash cans perform choreography while a cover of the iconic 90s anthem “Barbie Girl” pours out of the speakers, barely audible over the sounds of a cheering, whistling audience. The star of the performance struts in her high-heels across the stage, dressed in...

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A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

 This month’s discussion was held by a skeleton crew of two: me and the one other person who didn’t have some farfetched excuse not to join. Variously these excuses included: the book not being available from the library and (the somewhat more extreme) moving to another country or preparing for...

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