Forgeries, hoaxes and just plain humbug! (Part 1)

The Donation of Constantine (c.750-800) Some have called the Donation of Constantine the greatest forgery in history. For six centuries, […]

Henry Hopwood-Phillips’ ‘The Best Streets in the World’.

Today, I am honoured to have Henry Hopwood-Phillips, aka The Byzantine Ambassador, as my first guest in this brand new […]

Alexandre Cabanel’s The Birth of Venus (1863).

Inspiration often comes from my daily grind. I’ve said it many times before and today is no different. I bought […]

‘1979’: Billy Corgan’s ode to youth.

Rolling Stone magazine best sums up ‘1979’ as “a mid tempo tune that looks back on the aimless fun of […]

Degas: A New Vision at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Last week, I made my way to the National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne, to experience possibly a once in […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Claudia Cardinale

Foreign films are a guilty pleasure in my household. Among them are some of the greats Ameile, Cinema Paradiso, 8 […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Sergio Leone’s Mexican Standoff.

In the late sixties, Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) was harshly criticized for its glorified […]

Jagged Little Pill Is Still Awesome !

Before the year 1995, I have to admit I had never heard of Alanis Morissette. I think its fair to […]

The Great Galveston Hurricane.

The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history struck one of the nations busiest ports, Galveston, in Texas, in the summer of […]

The day the Tour was turned on it’s head: Lemond’s Incredible Comeback.

Rarely is the Tour decided on the last day of racing. In the days leading to the final day, the […]