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Icons September 2017
The Rake celebrates the free-living, lavish-loving, sterling-wordsmithing, bespoke-tailored life Gay Talese.
Icons December 2016
The Rake laments the loss of one of the most influential, acerbic and undeniably elegant journalists of modern times.
Icons November 2016
Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball was quite possibly the most extravagant party of the 20th century, only fitting then that The Rake should dissect it.
Icons October 2016
How the legendary author’s look reflected the American values of freedom and individuality he so heartily celebrated.
Icons September 2016
The Rake examines the life of Gabriele D’Annunzio: a raffish gent whose capacity for untrammelled theatrics was exceeded only by his yen for style — at least, when opting to…
“Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary…” The Rake examines how Hemingway’s…
Icons August 2016
Our August theme – the enduring triumvirate that is maturity, integrity and clout – takes a hearty swig of free-form literary sour mash courtesy of Charles Bukowski: a writer whose…