Occult Connections: The Strange Case of Ian Fleming, World War II, and Aleister Crowley

Words by Benjamin Welton Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy theory? From the pseudo-science of ancient astronauts to Alex Jones’s favorite hobby horse the Illuminati, conspiracy theories surround us, especially within the cold confines of the internet. Just last year, Jesse Walker, an editor at the libertarian Reason magazine, released The United States of Paranoia:…

Top 10 Literary James Bond Gifts

What to get the James Bond fan who has everything? Here are some gifts the discerning literary Bond fan may not have yet: 10. Ian Fleming’s Stamps by the Guernsey Post Office The life of James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, was celebrated in a set of stamps and limited edition items to be released by Guernsey Post, to…

From Bentley, With Love: ‘Casino Royale’ Bentley Edition

First dispatched on September 26, this beautiful collector’s item deserves mention. Vintage Classics and Bentley Motors have united to create a luxury special edition of Casino Royale to mark 60 years of Bond. It also features an introduction from racing legend Sir Stirling Moss: “When it came to cars Fleming really knew his stuff… he must have known that the fabulous pre-war Bentleys…