'Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.' F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sidney Poitier: The Defiant One
His films may feel a bit old fashioned now, but in this age of male introspection, Sidney Poitier’s uncomplicated heroism is a welcome reassurance.
Kim Novak: Czech Mate
With her acclaimed role in Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Kim Novak showed she could conquer Hollywood. But a greater challenge awaited: could she leave Tinseltown on her own terms, her identity and integrity intact?
Gordon Parks: Through the Lens
We examine the work – and exceptional style – of photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Parks, whose legacy is being embraced by a new generation of influential artists.
Rake-in-Progress: Nathaniel Martello-White
Nathaniel Martello-White, the British actor, writer and director, has had to wait longer for his big break than some of his contemporaries. But his patience is about to be rewarded in spectacular fashion…
Easy Company: Damian Lewis
In an exclusive interview with The Rake, Damian Lewis tells Tom Chamberlin why we all, in spite of ourselves, love an anti-hero.
Pocket Guide: Tom Chamberlin
The Rake’s Editor attempts to teach us one of his favourite pastimes, backgammon, and talks us through some of his most treasured possessions.
Rake-in-Progress: Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer tells us how acting has become her form of catharsis and why classic tailoring is not just for the boys…
The Rakes Of The Year: Part Three
The Rake honours those who personify our definition of Rakehood with their elegance, charm and kindness — and, most importantly, their strength of character.