All posts by Robert Horvat

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

On my stereo this week: The Blackheart Orchestra, Tracy Chapman and Echo Del Tusker.

The Blackheart Orchestra – Sebastian. Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington, the multi-instrumentalist duo from Manchester, who perform as The Blackheart […]

Today in History: My Lai Massacre is exposed to the American public.

Please note that this article contains sensitive images of the My Lai Massacre that may be upsetting to some readers. […]

The Flanders Poppy: A symbol of remembrance and sacrifice.

The history of the Flanders poppy goes back to the time of the Great War. Red poppies were among the […]

Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass.

Jewish communities throughout Germany were subjected to a night of terror, eighty years ago today, when Nazi thugs went on […]

Interview with The Bambi Kills.

In another life, Vanessa and Elly Velinsky, both played in their own respective bands – Vanessa from indie outfit With […]

Today in History: Laika, the first dog launched into space to orbit the Earth.

Russian cosmonaut, Laika, was the first dog launched into orbit on the Soviet satellite Spuntik 2 on November 3rd 1957, less […]

Halloween Special: Cinemas Greatest Scenes: ‘The Closet’ scene from Halloween (1978).

John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) just might be the mother of all slasher movies.  It launched forty years of knock offs […]

On my stereo this week: The Bambi Kills, Crowded House and Pearl Jam.

The Bambi Kills – Lust. Discovering new artists across Melbourne’s music scene is somewhat of a pastime. Often I don’t […]

Australian tour interview with Hawksley Workman.

Hawksley Workman is my kind of guy. Why I mention this is because, even though both of us are relatively […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Mildred Pierce (1945).

Up until about a year ago, I had never seen a Joan Crawford film. Probably an astonishing remark for someone […]