Code March 2017
Contrarian: In Defense of Eating Meat
Between buffing up the knives and skewers in his blood-stained kitchen, one of our many pub table slappers extorts the sybaritic virtues of eating meat.
Code December 2016
Contrarian: Why Murphy's Law Reigns Supreme
The ultimate pessimist’s adage – “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” – is the one metaphysical law which trumps all others, according to The Rake’s glass-totally-empty Editor-At-Large.
Code September 2016
Contrarian: Joint Effort
“Every child,” Pablo Picasso once said, “is an artist.” The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” The answer, says this month’s pub table slapper, is…
Code July 2016
Destroy The Interwebs: The Lost Art of Love Letters
Does anyone care about letter writing any more, the beautiful art of communicating to another one’s thoughts on a page, the act of writing till your hand starts to cramp?…
News June 2016
Contrarian: The Posturing Pitti Report
The Rake’s Online Editor reflects on Pitti Uomo 90, and the problematical phenomenon of the ‘Pitti Peacock’.
Code May 2016
Climate change is inevitable, so let’s bring in some renewable mental energy and take a positive, constructive approach to its onset, says The Rake‘s table-slapping antagonist.
Code February 2016
KILLING THE DOPLHIN KILLERS
Warren de Montague argues in favour of increasing humanity’s collective moral value by slaughtering Taiji’s dolphin killers.
Code January 2016
BETTER OFF DEAD?
For some, an early death secures legendary status. For others, survival is a mixed blessing, longevity merely eroding the artistic legacy.
Code October 2015
In Praise of the Courtesan
Jaded by years of living in a culture of monogamy, The Rake calls on all thinking men to relinquish serious relationships in favour of high-class courtesans.
Code October 2015
The Naked Truth
The Rake‘s resident Cad-at-Large proclaims the merits of nudism. Be gone, prudes and brutes – even Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt were enlightened on this one.