Richard Davenport-Hines

The curious influence of Oscar Wilde on Hollywood

23 March 2024 9:00 am

After Wilde’s visit to the US in 1882, his philosophy of life became an inspiration to early filmmakers in their revolt against corporate America, Wall Street and provincial pettiness

Flirting in 15th-century Florence

20 January 2024 9:00 am

In his history of male-male sexual relations, Noel Malcolm describes how a man in Renaissance Italy would seduce a boy in the street by seizing his hat and holding it ransom