Grecian love is often idealised as an respectable model for queer love. However, there's more pleasure and reality to be found in ancient Rome's dirtier version
The US president as avant-garde provocateur.
The flamboyant 18th-century 'Macaronis' were so called because they were said to prefer continental pasta to good old British roast beef.
Today, beauty counts for little in the judgement of works of art. But our felt experience of beauty connects us with an object's maker, revealing a pure moment of humanity.
Even the Wolfenden report cited the need to protect the public from that which disgusted them.
Dating apps are convenient – but they lack the sensuality craved by Victorian aesthetes.