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

Romaine Brooks: A Life

Cassandra Langer discusses her biography of the great 20th century portraitist

Romaine Brooks: A Life

Cassandra Langer discusses her biography of the great 20th century portraitist

The King of Failures

Arthur Cravan returns to Berlin

The King of Failures

Arthur Cravan returns to Berlin

Sechs

2,191 days of biographical marginalia (yes, I remembered the leap year…)

Sechs

2,191 days of biographical marginalia (yes, I remembered the leap year…)

The Kaiser of Utopia

German writer Paul Scheerbart, who died 100 years ago today

The Kaiser of Utopia

German writer Paul Scheerbart, who died 100 years ago today

I see for it is night

Czech artist Toyen, one of the least-known figures of Surrealism’s golden age

I see for it is night

Czech artist Toyen, one of the least-known figures of Surrealism’s golden age

Artists and Prophets

A secret history of visionaries, provocateurs and al fresco evangelists

Artists and Prophets

A secret history of visionaries, provocateurs and al fresco evangelists

Befuddled oracle

A “presence rather than a human being”: Princess Violette Murat

Befuddled oracle

A “presence rather than a human being”: Princess Violette Murat

Bruno’s century

Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today

Bruno’s century

Guido Bruno’s chronicle of the international bohemian experience, launched 100 years ago today

Places: Muskauer Park

A visit to the estate of Romantic-era polymath Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

Places: Muskauer Park

A visit to the estate of Romantic-era polymath Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

Not as other men

The dancing marquess: Henry Cyril Paget

Not as other men

The dancing marquess: Henry Cyril Paget