Very few artists allow you to travel back in time, but the warm charm of Al Bowlly instantly drags you back to the optimistic sepia blur of the 1920s.
Émile Zola was a man who escaped definition. A writer, activist, philosopher of some renown, he even ceased living in a memorable manner. Bloody overachievers.
Sappho has many labels: the muse of thousand poets, the godmother of feminism, the pioneer of sexual freedom. But who was she?
You may not know the name, but you’ve definitely heard of him: Ennio Morricone has scored the most iconic films of our time, and today he’s soundtracking your breakfast. Lucky you.
George Orwell has recently shot back into prominence after 1984 sold out on Amazon, but what of the man, and what lessons can we learn from him in 2017?
Achilles: a heroic figure muddied by thousandfold popular culture adaptations. Thus, The Big Smoke’s own Helen of Troy cuts through the ambiguity.