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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Every Day A Little Death

Here is 20-year-old danseur Célestin Boutin as Tadzio in a new production of Benjamin Britten's opera Death In Venice which opened in June at The Garsington Opera at Wormsley. That's in England, if you couldn't guess. 

The success of any production of Death In Venice rests on two things: the singer playing Auschenbach, and the dancer playing Tadzio. If the reviews are to be trusted, this production gets it mostly right. It might be pointed out that Tadzio has been aged up to avoid bruising modern sensibilities, a move that may make audiences more comfortable, but which robs the work of some of its bite. ( (From The Guardian: "The boy Tadzio is older and more knowing than in the novella, which makes the fiction less credible, but he is a winning choice. At least half the audience could barely suppress their drools.") As you might have guessed,  I'm not going to complain about Monsieur Boutin.  I fully accept him as an object of pure beauty to be worshiped from afar.

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Reminder

Every once in a while I feel the need to point out how beautiful Lee Jong Suk is. Mission accomplished. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Portrait Of Simon Nessman

Simon Nessman was 17 years old in May of 2007 when chose him to be their Model of the Week.  This is what he looks like now.  Someone has a painting hidden in his attic.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Star

Recently I have been seeing quite a bit of Parker van Noord around the internet, notably at The Beauty Hunter 2, but other places as well.  He's going to be major, I have no doubt.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Just In The Nick Of Time Independance Day Weekend Sunday Roundup

It's been ages since I've done a Sunday Roundup,  but I have  a three day weekend, so why not go for it?  As always, this is just a collection of pictures that I've gathered from around the Internet. There may be actors, singers, models, pornstars, athletes,  or just guys on Instagram.  Enjoy!

Lots more after the break.