Tag Archives: Oscar Wilde

least of burden: virtual complaints

Black Friday. Property is such a drag. Virtual wealth. Oscar Wilde ( 1891) Condescending Champagne Socialism in a rant that is more about Oscar than any political ideology. Some virtue to what he says ( but like Voltaire can see … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Literature/poetry/spoken word, Marketing/Advertising/Media | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

whiff of evil

…Dorian Grey and his diabolical bargain that Oscar Wilde wrote in 1890. Instead of growing old, he keeps a portrait of himself which does his ageing for him, as well as showing off all the marks of his increasing depravity. … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema/Visual/Audio, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

get rid of it in the interests of the rich

Secular humanism. Atheism. Modernism,┬áMoral relativism. All parts of liberalist ideology? We are all the same and there is no difference. Even a five year old could assert its a bald faced lie and the entire premise of multi-culturism and equality … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema/Visual/Audio, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

return of the sacred

The Gods in art. Andre Malraux in his Metamorphosis of the Gods sought the key to humankind’s fate by a philosophical study of all the world’s art… The return of the Sacred. Byzantium rises in jeweled gloom- the apostle pictured … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

captain dreyfus: court farcial

…The premier, Charles Aexandre Dupuy, the foreign minister, Gabriel Hanotux, and other cabinet colleagues whom Mercier consulted, had advised against hasty action in the case: the reactions of both the French public and the German Kaiser were dangerously unpredictable. Gen. … Continue reading

Posted in Art History/Antiquity/Anthropology, Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

spy vs. spy: wilde for dreyfus

Remembering Dreyfus. The time was la belle epoque, and the stage was France. But the chief actors in the drama- the double agents, perfidious generals, conniving politicians, and anti-Semites posing as patriots- have remained on the political scene ever since… … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

dreyfus: delusions on Secret Judah

Manifestations of public delirium. A delusive dread of subversion turning into mass paranoia. An invisible enemy and a demonic skill in manipulating the channels of communication. The ghosts of the Dreyfus Affair are still with us, its residue a festering … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

a rising tide sinks all ships

The velocity of money. a rising tide sinks all ships. That is, capitalism and democracy have always had an uneasy relationship. They are not partners naturally suited to one another for the most part. Something of an artificial idea; like … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

affordable pauper

by Art Chantry: these are books by “the peter pauper press”. they are small (4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ x 3/8″). they are beautifully designed and letterpress printed, often sporting illustrations by some of the best illustrators of the era. … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

jazz age: poignancy of the brief

” This timeless moment… warm, mindless, immediate” … John Held Jr.’s moment came with the season of Coolidge prosperity, a season so warmly sunlit that few noticed the slanting rays were autumnal. The conflicts of the postwar adjustment period were … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Article, Ideas/Opinion, Modern Arts/Craft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment