Never has the term ‘include your brother’ been used to greater effect than the Gershwins. George and Ira were titans together, minnows alone. Sadly, it was not to last.
Orson Welles. Philanderer. Egotist. Auteur. With his long-dead project exhumed by Netflix, why not share your breakfast with Orson. Just mind your fingers. And your manners.
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.
Sappho has many labels: the muse of thousand poets, the godmother of feminism, the pioneer of sexual freedom. But who was she?
Social commentator, novelist, orator. With the doco based on him now in the Oscars discussion, why not get better acquainted with James Baldwin.
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.
With St Valentine’s day on the horizon, we’re wondering, who the fudge was he? Well, according to history, there are three claimants.
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.
Linked by talent, and ultimately fate, Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin were the very definition of the blues.
Half-fiction, half-real, Christopher Robin, the kid that everyone knew suffered a rather unhappy childhood because of his fame. Happy birthday Winnie the Pooh, you beast.
Nefertiti was a proud, powerful female leader, who smote those not worthy to oppose her. Why do the earliest centuries have what we cannot?
“So famous she has desserts named after her.” This week, know who you’re Googling as we hook into the history of ballet royalty, Anna Pavlova.
With the Drover’s Wife back in the public eye, it’s best that we cover the troubled life and work of our own Henry Lawson.
We all know the name, but what do we know of the man’s work beyond that ceiling that he painted? Michelangelo gets the treatment in this week’s Know who you’re Googling.
A pious peasant girl who became counsel to the King, before dying at age 19; check out what else there is to know about Joan of Arc in this morning’s Know Who You’re Googling.
The man you’d most like in the bar, and not as a pa. Papa’s personal life is well documented, but what made Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway?
The name Beethoven has stood for centuries, but the man’s life and the challenges he overcame are as towering as the symphonies he constructed.
“Shall I compare thee to a warm Saturday?” …that’s how it went, right? In the latest edition of Intro-verse, we get particular with the bard-ed mash note that is the sonnet.
Edward II is so much more than the weedy bloke in Braveheart, as his real story is beset by treachery, rumour and the search for power.
This week we break out the Little Black Dress to honour the birthday of the peerless fashion colossus, Coco Chanel.
The transformative, yet oft-ignored Jazz wizard Thelonius Monk is in the google chair this week. Get better acquainted with genius, daddy-o.