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.

Film Review: First Man.

I managed to recently catch the biopic First Man late in its release and I’m certainly glad that I did. […]

The Holy Crown of St. Stephen.

Also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary, the Holy Crown of St. Stephen was the coronation crown of over […]

Interview with 2018 ARIA Award nominee Fanny Lumsden.

It doesn’t surprise me that a host of amazing Australian female musicians are ruling the airwaves and charts across this […]

Guitar Heroes: Nancy Wilson’s ‘Crazy On You’ Intro.

Classic rock fans might remember the band Heart as “the first hard-rock band dominated by women”. It’s an audacious remark, […]

Today in History: The American whaler Essex is sunk by a huge whale.

In the 19th century, whaling was an extremely dangerous occupation. On November 20th, 1820, the American whaler Essex was just about to […]

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 […]