If you like historic maps and European history you might find this video illuminating. It is in Ukrainian though but still neat.
Advanced Muggle Studies is back, and we’re punnier than ever! This week, we discuss: poor misdirected Ginny; magical hucksters; new and improved criminal Hermione; bad swelling puns; What the Fuck, Hogwarts?; Dueling Clubs are useless; no one in this school did any student teaching; pointless spell fights; Snape is a…
We’re back on Advanced Muggle Studies! This week, we discuss: more monomyth; disapproving McGonagall; positive social policing; What the Fuck, Hogwarts?! After Hours edition; sexy My Little Ponies; virgins LOVE THEM SOME UNICORNS; magical boobs; poorly conceived Jesus metaphors; stop killing animals for their phallus…
In this era of post-truth and “alternative facts,” I’m never sure if people actually know the truth or are just obfuscating things in order to make people believe their lies. But, just in case, I’m going to explain something that people should really know about the Democrats and the Republicans and their history.
Part 2, where we dig into some feminist theory/history in a very NSFW way. This episode, we discuss: obsession with surnames; why witches fly on brooms; why ONLY witches fly on brooms; lady ointment and phallic symbols; sanitizing and co-opting feminist history; What the Fuck, Hogwarts?; Oliver Wood is a hottie; Star…
Yes, it’s the show with dragons and ice zombies and wargs and elves (but we’re not calling them elves but they are elves just admit it) and I am going to nitpick about the accuracy of a single moment in episode one of this season...just...go with it ok?
The world-famous Getty Museum in Los Angeles hosted a talk today with Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton to discuss the influences medieval art has on her costumes and to share some secrets behind her clothes (such as the Night’s Watch fur capes being made of IKEA rugs).
In 1864, the US Army began digging a proper well for Fort Monroe, a Chesapeake Bay Union fort surrounded by then-Confederate Virginia. Three years into the Civil War, and cut off from the state it was built to defend, Fort Monroe had more wounded soldiers and escaped former slaves than it could handle, and its…
About a year or so ago I had an essay to hand in and knowing a friend of mine was good with language I asked him to give it a proof reading for me.
The British Museum in London has created four pilot youtube shows and wants you to vote on which will go into production. You can vote by clicking the like button on the one you prefer (or more than one, just don’t vote for all four) and have until the 23rd of December to do it.
Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University have unveiled a digital humanities project called “Six Degrees of Francis Bacon” that shows a British early modern social network. It can “trace the personal relationships among figures like Bacon, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton and many others.”
The mystery surrounding the death of one of the greatest American writers. A mystery that continued long after his death with a lonely visitor to his grave.
Ever wondered what London was like before the Great fire?
Using the wonders of 3D game engines and historical records, including maps and written eyewitness accounts, students re-created Tudor London circa 1660.
It’s no secret that the “Bullpen Bulletins,” written by Stan Lee for decades in the back pages of comic books, were filled with more hype than reality of the inner workings of the offices of Marvel Comics. Still, it stings a little for this fan to learn just how far from Lee’s rosey-tinted sunglasses things actually…
A great graphic novel can deliver emotion, drama, and information in a more succinct, and possibly a more powerful manner than a traditional novel, which offers more details and greater scope of a subject. They’re just different mediums. Graphic novels can offer a satisfying glimpse that wets the reader’s appetite for…
A new film with Alexander Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson is slated for release next year. Skarsgard plays a Englishman called back to investigate trouble in the part of Africa where he grew up. The Englishman’s name? Lord Greystoke—but you can call him Tarzan!
This is the first of a multi-part series on Peer Review. We’re starting right at the beginning, delving into its very origins, and finding out how it came to truly dominate the scientific discourse.
Every year we spend over $60 billion dollars on dieting in the USA alone. Between Paleo, raw foods, superfoods, juice cleanses, gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, carb-free, and about a million others, fad diets are doing pretty well for themselves these days.
...and I've just discovered that apparently Benedict Cumberbatch is also a vampire.