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Let there be light (and shade)
James Wong Howe overcame ignorance, complacency and racism to become one of the most important figures in the history of cinema. But if you’re not familiar with his work — well, may we offer this as a remedy…
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Escaping The Tyranny Of The Ordinary: Paul Theroux
The writer Paul Theroux has been cast in a great American tradition — as an inquirer, an idealist and, most importantly, a subversive. Originally published in Issue 64 of The Rake, James Medd writes that from his defining work, 1975’s The Great Railway Bazaar, he has helped us see the world anew.
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Alfonso von Hohenlohe: Prince of Clubs
Originally published in Issue 52 of The Rake, Nick Foulkes delves into the life of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe zu Langenburg, who was the founder of the Marbella Club and was amongst the most Rakish individuals to have ever graced our fair planet.
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Mickey Rourke: The Pope Of Greenwich Village
Mickey Rourke has glimpsed the gates of hell and doesn’t want to return. Fortunately, even in the seventh decade of a tumultuous life, cinema seems to provide an outlet for the actor’s emotion.