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The Eccentricities of Gentlemen

Illustration by: © Daria Hlazatova I was mad for Moon Maid. As illustrated by Chester Gould, she was buxom with hypnotic, lushly lashed eyes, a platinum-blonde bouffant, a perky pair of antennae, and thigh-high go-go books. (Quote from a news reporter:...
“Down with the pretty ladies of the old school! Down with the old masters! Away with the pretty ladies!” Ken Russell’s Dante’s Inferno (1967), a BBC biopic of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, features rebels building a bonfire of classical paintings, prancing...
“Matrimonial miseries, domestic unhappiness, social wretchedness, and national degradation; every evil under the sun will be found, if you go sufficiently far back, to have had its origin in whisky.” —from “Grant’s Impressions of Ireland” in Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine for...