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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Instructional Designer, writer
Location Ohio, United States
Introduction Former academic art historian, current corporate instructional designer, (and part-time arts writer)living in a lovely enclave outside a big, ugly metropolis in the Western Reserve. I am completely inspired by restrained, Old World elegance. My sartorial inspirations are more informed by Style (Euro,Italian, classic, street, style cult) than fashion per se.
Interests European style, professional writing, Italian food, travel, cultural events, men's style, sprezzatura, gorgeous Italian men, Anglicanism, Episcopalian, a nice cup of tea in the afternoon, Art History, Baroque, Renaissance, Mannerism, Modernism, contemporary galleries, antiques, authentic Italian food, Rome, Florence, Puglia, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, London in the late 1980s, Derek Jarman, classic cocktails, scooters, dachshunds, interior design, Japanese culture, Japanese magazines (Leon, Zino, Men's Ex, et al.)
Favorite Movies The Line of Beauty, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Seven Year Itch, Roman Holiday, Richard III, Room with a View, Tea with Mussolini, Sordid Lives, Far from Heaven, The Eyes of Laura Mars, Until the End of the World, Metropolitan, Distant Voices Still Lives, The Long Day Closes, Dressed to Kill, Diva, Lair of the White Worm, Caravaggio, The Last of England, The Garden
Favorite Music Vivaldi, Chopin, 80s synth pop, The Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt, Julie London, Shirley Bassey, Yaz, Alison Moyet, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Aluminum Group
Favorite Books "I Have a Feeling We're Not in Kansas: Tales of Gay Manhattan"-- Ethan Mordden, "To Play the King" "The Final Cut" -- Michael Dobbs, "Paradise Postponed" -- John Mortimer, "The Line of Beauty"-- Alan Hollinghurst, "The Lost Language of Cranes" -- David Leavitt, "Lipstick Traces"-- Greil Marcus, "England's Dreaming" -- Jon Savage