Ta-ra Rasputin

100 years since feckless, frocked-up Felix Yusupov helped eliminate the man who held Russia’s imperial family under his spell

Ta-ra Rasputin

100 years since feckless, frocked-up Felix Yusupov helped eliminate the man who held Russia’s imperial family under his spell

“Suicide must be a vocation”

“You are all poets and I’m on the side of death.” It’s Demotivational Quote of the Day brought to you by everyone’s favourite Dadaist nihilist, Jacques Rigaut.

“Suicide must be a vocation”

“You are all poets and I’m on the side of death.” It’s Demotivational Quote of the Day brought to you by everyone’s favourite Dadaist nihilist, Jacques Rigaut.

Walking in a Weimar wonderland

Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English

Walking in a Weimar wonderland

Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English

Rinaldo Hopf: Klaus und Erika Mann (detail)

All I’ve got is a s-s-s-single bed

Klaus Mann entertains gentlemen callers in a new Berlin exhibition which also addresses sister Erika

Rinaldo Hopf: Klaus und Erika Mann (detail)

All I’ve got is a s-s-s-single bed

Klaus Mann entertains gentlemen callers in a new Berlin exhibition which also addresses sister Erika

Pearls: Erika Mann

“An investigation has been going on that could not help casting doubts upon my character…”

Pearls: Erika Mann

“An investigation has been going on that could not help casting doubts upon my character…”

A dandy in aspic

Monsieur de Bougrelon covers the waterfront in Jean Lorrain’s singular, intoxicating novella

A dandy in aspic

Monsieur de Bougrelon covers the waterfront in Jean Lorrain’s singular, intoxicating novella

Working the room

British poet David Gascoyne, born 100 years ago today, lets his dinner – and his date – go cold as he pursues Charles Henri Ford into the Montparnassian night…

Working the room

British poet David Gascoyne, born 100 years ago today, lets his dinner – and his date – go cold as he pursues Charles Henri Ford into the Montparnassian night…

Dress-down Friday: Bryher

A startlingly contemporary vision in between-the-wars film

Dress-down Friday: Bryher

A startlingly contemporary vision in between-the-wars film

How to Win against History

A chamber spectacular about the wondrous Henry Cyril Paget

How to Win against History

A chamber spectacular about the wondrous Henry Cyril Paget

Mysterious corners of shade

Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today

Mysterious corners of shade

Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today

Phantoms of Surrealism

Sheila Legge, the faceless face of British Surrealism

Phantoms of Surrealism

Sheila Legge, the faceless face of British Surrealism

Moondog’s century

Happy hundredth birthday to the Viking of 6th Avenue

Moondog’s century

Happy hundredth birthday to the Viking of 6th Avenue

Flaneur through modernity

Harry Graf Kessler, “one of the most cosmopolitan men who ever lived” (with the world’s worst gaydar)

Flaneur through modernity

Harry Graf Kessler, “one of the most cosmopolitan men who ever lived” (with the world’s worst gaydar)

Cravan vs. Johnson

“If there is a revolution here I shall fight to have him enthroned King of the United States.”

Cravan vs. Johnson

“If there is a revolution here I shall fight to have him enthroned King of the United States.”

More Mollino

Back to Turin to see the designer’s greatest interior, the Teatro Regio

More Mollino

Back to Turin to see the designer’s greatest interior, the Teatro Regio

Places: a Turin trinity

A stroll through good and evil, light and shadow, life and death, genius and madness, heaven and hell.

Places: a Turin trinity

A stroll through good and evil, light and shadow, life and death, genius and madness, heaven and hell.

The rose and the bomb

Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today

The rose and the bomb

Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today