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Jamie Foxx goes Off Script
Given what you read about Hollywood stars, one might expect that a chart-topping, Oscar-winning, silver-tongued, good-looking comedic genius would, in reality, not live up to the sum of his parts.…
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Liam Gallagher: Britain's Songbird
With the release of his first solo album, The Rake looks back (not in anger) at the career of 2017’s favourite Gallagher brother.
Style August 2017
How Dr. Martens Became Iconic
The history of the Dr. Martens boot is full of surprises, but what remains inevitable is their enduring utilitarian appeal and fearless attitude.
Icons August 2017
Paul Simonon: The Clash's Ace of Bass
Without him, The Clash would still have been a great band, but with him they became iconic. Paul Simonon was built for rock ‘n’ roll and his cultural influence is felt to this day.
Style July 2017
Style Heroes: Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly’s two-toned loafer-clad feet are some of the most celebrated in early cinema, but it wasn’t just his shoes that tapped into a new era of style.
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Style Heroes: Elvis Before He Was King
Elvis might be more well-known for his eccentric stage attire, yet his early style of the 1950s is the stuff of legend.
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Jarvis Cocker: A Different Class
“The great thing about music is that anybody can do it”, Jarvis Cocker once said. But if Cocker is the one setting the bar, we’d hate to test the theory of Pulp’s lyrical frontman.
Icons March 2017
The One True King: Chuck Berry
Transgressor of genres, pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll, and the man Sir Mick Jagger credits with blowing “life into our dreams of being musicians” – The Rake honours rock deity Chuck Berry.
Code March 2017
The Impractical Choice: Sonorous X Headphones
For roughly six-times the price of a brand new iPhone 7, you can pick up a pair of headphones which will make the Mp4s it puts out sound like a celestial choir in Heaven’s own opera house.
Icons March 2017
Stop Making Sense: David Byrne
One of American music’s great chameleons, the former Talking Head is a multi-instrumentalist known for his distinctive voice and surrealist fashion sense.
Icons January 2017
The Man Who Fell To Earth: David Bowie
As the one year anniversary of his death renews the world’s sense of mourning, The Rake takes a look back at the legacy of the late, great David Bowie.
Code November 2016
The Impractical Choice: the Berluti x Devialet 'Cocoon'
With Christmas around the corner, allow us to shine a light on an object which curiously combines traditional craftsmanship and technical sound innovation.