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From the elusive transcendental logic of Mulholland Drive, to Showgirls’ sly satirical embrace of exploitation and excess, to the assumption in Southland Tales that its audience has already read the six-volume source material, some films are simply more “cruel” on their audiences than others. So, please, lie back and let The Cultists be your guides through the paralyzing and perplexing void of arthouse, experimental, avant-garde, "cult,” and otherwise just generally weird WTF cinema. Because ...
 
City Journal's 10 Blocks, a weekly podcast hosted by editor Brian C. Anderson, features discussions on urban policy and culture with City Journal editors, contributors, and special guests. Forthcoming episodes will be devoted to topics such as: predictive policing, the Bronx renaissance, reform of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, homelessness in Portland, Oregon, and more. City Journal is a quarterly print and regular online magazine published by the Manhattan Institute.
 
Set in the early 19th Century England, Trapping A Duchess tells the story of formerly affianced couple, whose marriage-to-be ended when Sophie left Andrew humiliated at the altar. The two would be more than pleased to never have to see one another again until they come face to face while rivaling for the affections of two members of the same family. Tempers - and desires - flare as the pair does their best to outwit one another. But fate has other plans, including a seduction that changes ev ...
 
Rising above your station can be deadly. Cliffy is a child born on the streets of a Neo-Victorian world. Witnesses to a murder, he blackmails a nobleman, receiving a unique bribe. In exchange for his silence, the nobleman introduces him to the Malcolm Rutherford Holden Institute of Regentrification. There, Cliffy learns to walk, talk, and act like a nobleman, so that he may infiltrate high society. But that type of fraud is punishable by death, and when Cliffy uncovers a plot to assassinate ...
 
The Cherry Orchard is Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's last play. It premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904 in a production directed by Constantin Stanislavski. Chekhov intended this play as a comedy and it does contain some elements of farce; however, Stanislavski insisted on directing the play as a tragedy. Since this initial production, directors have had to contend with the dual nature of this play. The play concerns an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they ret ...
 
The early modern era describes the period in Europe and the Americas between 1450 and 1850. The Huntington collections are particularly strong in Renaissance exploration and cartography, English politics and law in the early modern era, the English aristocracy from the later Middle Ages through the 18th century, and 18th-century British and American military history. The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute supports advanced research and scholarship on human societies of this era, s ...
 
A wonderfully intimate look into the life and work of India Hicks and her extraordinary family. In Season One we’re talking Movie Stars, Matadors and Maharajas as we have tea and cake with Lady Pamela, daughter of Lord and Lady Mountbatten and of course India’s much moved mum. Now in her 90s Lady Pamela’s stories will astound you; she’s first cousins with Prince Philip, travelled the world on the famous Commonwealth tour when Princess Elizabeth became Queen, befriended everyone from Grace Ke ...
 
Richard L. Cornwell, a Nashville preacher, is stunned when he hears a deathbed confession from one of his parishioners. The man tells Cornwell an amazing story that reveals the location of the lost gold of the Confederate State of America. But the gold is only the beginning. Buried along with it are two priceless Greek statues that will unite ancient Greece and the lost Southern aristocracy. This will be a dangerous mission. Fortunately, Cornwell knows one dependable man who is always ready ...
 
Princess Casamassima can be read on several levels: first, as a political and social novel, exploring the anarchistic and revolutionary underground of London in the 1880s; secondly as a psychological study of such a movement on a young man (the protagonist, Hyacinth Robinson) who may or may not be descended from the aristocracy, but whose artistic nature shines out in the midst of the London slums; and thirdly, as an examination of the conundrum whether the world of art and culture is necess ...
 
One of James’s early novels, The American plunges right in to one of the writer’s most enduring subjects, that of the innocent, or at least inexperienced, American abroad, seeking to come to terms with the social customs and conventions of an old European aristocracy (think of Daisy Miller, Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove and others). The aptly named Christopher Newman, having made a small fortune from business in California, has come to the Old World for the first time, determined ...
 
“We have a new type of rule now. Not one-man rule, or rule of aristocracy or plutocracy, but of small groups elevated to positions of absolute power by random pressures, and subject to political and economic factors that leave little room for decision. They are representatives of abstract forces who have reached power through surrender of self. The iron-willed dictator is a thing of the past. There will be no more Stalins, no more Hitlers. The rulers of this most insecure of all worlds are r ...
 
The first in a trilogy of the Reconstruction era - The Leopard's Spots (1902), The Clansman (1905), and The Traitor (1907), parts of this novel were incorporated in the 1915 silent movie classic, "The Birth Of A Nation". Set in North Carolina, the book explores the extreme social and racial tensions of the period as Confederates attempt to fight off "reconstructionist" policy, rebuild the war-torn South's economy, and grapple with the rampant "race question" of the day, whether the black and ...
 
Clarissa Harlowe, is the tragic heroine of this story, she is a beautiful and virtuous young lady whose family has become wealthy only recently and now desires to become part of the aristocracy. Originally they planned to concentrate the wealth and lands of the Harlowe's into the possession of James Harlowe, Clarissa's brother whose wealth and political power will lead to his being given a title. Clarissa's grandfather has left her a substantial piece of property upon his death, and a new ro ...
 
A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revoluti ...
 
The Tale of Genji (Genji Monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century, around the peak of the Heian Period. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first romance novel, or the first novel to still be considered a classic... The Genji was written for the women of the aristocracy (the yokibito) and has many elements found in a modern novel: a central character and a ...
 
Welcome to Duchess - the podcast where the Duchess of Rutland explores the historic homes of Great Britain, and meets the inspiring women who lead them today. Have you ever watched Bridgerton, The Crown or Downton Abbey and wondered what it's really like to be a Duchess? If so, this is the podcast for you. Stately homes are manors, palaces, and castles of great historic significance. They were built by the finest architects, adorned with the finest treasures and surrounded by breathtaking la ...
 
An American diplomat's family moves into an ancient stately mansion. They're warned by the owner that it is haunted by a most horrifying and gruesome spirit who had once cruelly murdered his own wife. The story progresses with creaking floor boards, mysterious passages, dark attics, clanking chains, and weird howling. Yet, the reader is totally unprepared for Oscar Wilde's brand of tongue in cheek humor as he takes all the ingredients of a traditional ghost story and turns it on its head, an ...
 
The Prep Talk is a show that frames the art of small talk and conversation in a fresh new way. It fuses current events with tips on how to mitigate social awkwardness and helps you to be successful at your weekend parties. Rachel Finn is your host.
 
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Adrian Wooldridge joins Brian Anderson to discuss the history of meritocracy, modern obstacles to a truly merit-based society, and the geopolitical implications of the West's growing anti-meritocratic streak. His new book, The Aristocracy of Talent, is out now. Find the transcript of this conversation and more at City Journal. Join the conversation…
 
Hello listeners! In this new episode I have an interesting chat about the 1958 Italian novel, "The Leopard", by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa! I make considerations on aristocracy, changes and power, along with some of my own questions of how to do historical interpretation and analysis of fiction. It's a good chat on a good novel too, and hopefully…
 
On this week’s annotated deep dive, The Cultists present Roger Kumble’s iconic “teen” flick, 'Cruel Intentions' (1999). Based on the 18th century French novel, Dangerous Liaisons (1782), about a group of bored (and very adult) aristocratic power-players living in a morality-absent void of entitlement and sociopathic values, CI hit the late 1990s YA…
 
Hunter Biden is an artist. The Chicks think Sunny Hostin makes a great point about social media identification. And The Chicks are still wondering why people need to get the Covid-19 vaccine if they have the antibodies. My Pillow https://mypillow.com/chicks Right now, the Premium MyPillow is at its lowest price ever. Get a Queen size for only $29.9…
 
New data out shows the devastating impact the collapse of the family is having and often times life is about settling and not being able to go with your first choice, a lesson progressives don't understand. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/erick-erickson-show/s10-ep122-hour-3-the-collapse-of-th…
 
Sponsored by MoinkBox, Startmail, X-Chair Much to the consternation of Team Delingpole and Team Toby, our intrepid duo are back in the saddle and riding again. Like meat and potatoes, or salt and tomatoes or the Lone Ranger and Tonto, somethings just go better together. That means there's a lot of catching up to do - from Toby's interrupted holiday…
 
What is and is not structural racism, NBC's coverage of the Olympics has been total garbage and with another deadly weekend of shootings in major democrat cities they continue to blame republicans. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/erick-erickson-show/s10-ep122-hour-2-structures-of-racism/. Now …
 
Today's ID the Future features Darwin Devolves author and Lehigh University biologist Michael Behe speaking about the logic and evidence of intelligent design with two philosophers, Pat Flynn and Jim Madden. In a friendly, stimulating exchange, Flynn and Madden press Behe with objections -- some philosophic, others scientific -- to see how well his…
 
Sponsored by MoinkBox Jim is back! He and Greg get a kick out of Democrats already blaming voting reforms in red states for their forthcoming losses in 2022. They also groan as American optimism for the next year plummets over the past three months and President Biden seems poorly positioned to address the many concerns. And they throw up their han…
 
As vaccine shaming becomes more main stream the media is fixated on selective data in order to fear monger and democrats are starting to lose ground as they admit much of the spending packages are to buy votes. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/erick-erickson-show/s10-ep122-hour-1-vaccine-shamin…
 
The Chicks think the mountain man guy that threatened Tucker Carlson is ridiculous. Daisy doesn't think mac n cheese and ice cream should go together. And people aren't taught what a decade is until their senior year of college. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/mock-and-daisy/daily-dish-tucker-…
 
As the pressure grows to return America to a condition of mini-lockdown, we examine the words and ideas of the public-health bureaucracy that is horrified by the prospect of America just...governing itself. Plus: transgender athletes and Jackie Mason. Give a listen. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/pod…
 
Al Regnery joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the current climate in publishing and his new publishing company, Republic Books. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/first-things/conservatives-and-publishing-conversations-with-mark-bauerlein/. Now become a Ricochet member for only $…
 
Dan Astin-Gregory is an entrepreneur, strategist and activist. Over the past decade Dan has directly impacted the lives of more than 100,000 entrepreneurs and business leaders from over 90 different countries with his work in human potential, leadership and entrepreneurship. He is the founder of Elevate Media, where he seeks to bring together some …
 
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joins Reaganism to discuss his youth activism in the conservative movement, the future of the Republican Party, his conservative successes in Maryland, and his role in bringing about a bipartisan infrastructure agreement. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/reaganism/…
 
Mississippi mother Jennifer Booth was surprised when her 9-year-old daughter Lydia Booth came home from school and told her that she was not allowed to wear her "Jesus Loves Me" face mask anymore. Thinking her daughter's teacher might simply have been having a bad day, Booth sent Lydia back to school with her mask. Again, the third grader was told …
 
Sponsored by Fast Growing Trees, Made In, Startmail José de Córdoba is a Latin America correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Jay has known him for several years. De Córdoba has reported from all over the region, but he has been reporting a lot lately on Cuba--understandably. The island has seen the biggest protests since the formation of the C…
 
What makes for good prose? In this episode, to better try to answer that question, Craig dives into just what the definition of prose should be. Is it simply "not poetry"? Or does is go deeper than that? With a little help from the Oxford Book of English Prose, we're going to work our way toward a common definition of what prose actually is. Check …
 
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