Tuesday, 29 January 2008

The Finer Things

A quiet room. A good book. A pipe. A friend to share it with.

Monday, 14 January 2008

STIFFED by Susan Faludi

Of the many books The T and P have read on masculinity, this may be the best so far. Faludi has captured the problem with the modern man - he no longer has a purpose. In his efforts to find a place in an integrated society, the modern man, according to Faludi, has actually become like the 1950's housewife. Without the sense that he is contributing to society, he has become obsessed with personal appearance (gym memberships, metro-sexual clothing, $80.00 haircuts), his possessions (cars, boats, televisions), and leisure (recreation, sports, etc). For all his posturing and posing, he has actually become more "feminine" than he could have ever imagined.

This is a big book (about 600 pages). The Tan P editorial staff is approaching page 100 and may have a different opinion in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

_The T and P

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Yes, There Are Beautiful People In England

An anonymous yet striking couple, caught in a candid moment in Castleton, England. Located in the Peak District, Castleton is home to a rare stone called "Blue Jean" and the remains of a castle built by William The Conqueror.

The T and P