Anything related to the mass media as a subject in and of itself, including relationships between the media and the living history community
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-04-04 14:49
An article by David Ansen in the March 6 Newsweek Magazine on the latest costume dramas deals with the HBO mini-series John Adams and how costume sets the mood for a project.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-04-04 07:39
The martial arts of western Europe are gaining popularity in the United States. Practices and conferences where participants wield swords, pikes and daggers, and quote from medieval and renaissance sources, are cropping up all over. Elizabeth Weise of USA Today has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-04-03 10:05
An odd advertisement appeared March 18, 2008 in the London Daily Telegraph. Titled "The Ancient & Noble Order of The Knights Templar," the ad announced that the Order "would petition the Pope to 'restore the Order with the duties, rights and privileges appropriate to the 21st century and beyond.'"
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-04-01 15:23
Forget the conquest of England! Who has the couch? The Simpsons take on the Bayeux Tapestry for the opening gag.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 18:23
The theatre and film world is mourning the death of British actor Paul Scofield, best known for his role as Sir Thomas More in the classic A Man for All Seasons. Scofield was 86 years old. Audrey Woods of the Associated Press wrote his obituary.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 08:16
Alesxander of Darlington and other subjects of Insula Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald were able to demonstrate their fighting skills recently for Martin Croucher, who covered an event for the Epoch Times UK.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-26 16:55
Arn: The Knight Templar, a 2007 Swedish film, is finding a following among fans of historical movies. The film and its sequel, Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road, are based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about a fictional Swedish Templar.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2008-03-19 11:47
Famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke has died on March 18 at a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the age of 90. Best-known for his work 2001: A Space Odyssey, his work on communications satellites also helped change the world.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-03-05 14:13
"According to this oddly plotted and frantically paced pastiche — written by Peter Morgan, directed by Justin Chadwick — the girls were more or less the Paris and Nicky Hilton of the Tudor court," writes reviewer Manohla Dargis for the New York Times.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-01 16:40
Taylor Campbell, SCA member and the president of MEaD, the Medieval Enthusiasts at Dartmouth, submitted to an interview by a reporter from the Dartmouth Mirror about life as a medieval reenactor.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-03-01 09:33
Equestrians from the Kingdom of Caid prepared for the Estrella War at a practice near Camarillo, California recently. Sylvie Belmond of the Moorpark Acorn had the story.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2008-02-21 12:48
The Independent Florida Gator reports from the third annual Medieval Masquerade in Gainesville.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-02-16 16:14
Mark Morley, Paul Byers, Elaine Conway, Todd Lewis, and Betty Graham of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism posed for the camera of Tony Macklin of the Fayetteville (Arkansas) Free Weekly during Mardi Gras festivities.
Submitted by renratpiz on Fri, 2008-02-15 17:10
Ren Rats is a comic strip updated three days a week online. It centers around the adventures (and misadventures) of eight Medieval re-enactors and the organization to which they belong, the Kutztown University Medieval-Renaissance Club.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-15 09:41
Fit TV has a new fitness program featuring bellydance as a way to trim and tone. The program is hosted by Kim Pechet, "a belly dance instructor and fitness professional."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-02-11 15:05
The Snickers road trip guys are at it again - this time with Henry VIII - munching away on a Snickers bar accompanied by "Greensleeves." Watch the video on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-01-27 20:12
Showtime's hit TV series The Tudors, which follows the lives and escapades of King Henry VIII's court, returns for its second season March 30, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-25 22:54
DragonWorld.TV has produced a "medieval-based combat reality TV show called Knight Quest. The Winners will receive prizes of swords, shields and full plate armor, valued at over $3000."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-12 09:30
Wayne Freedman of KGO in San Francisco, the ABC affiliate, takes a look at the SCA in a story subtitled "Not your typical weekend adventure." (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-01-04 16:09
Melandra of the Woods has announced that she will host The Traditional and Folk Music Hour on KVHU 95.3 FM beginning January 5, 2008 at noon.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-28 16:21
Reclaiming the Blade, a new film celebrating the art of the sword, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2008. Narrated by John Rhys-Davies, the film "explores both European and Asian historic swordplay and offers an in-depth look at the fascinating world of stage combat on the silver screen."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-26 08:28
After much deliberation, Peter Jackson, the Academy-Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios to produce the Tolkien prequel: The Hobbit.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-10 15:08
The Middle Ages is alive and well in Cache Valley, Colorado thanks to the efforts of Artemisia's Shire of Cote du Ciel. Devin Felix has the story on the Associated Press Newswires.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-09 15:47
The present met the past recently as members of the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais and the Shire of Nithgaard met for Fiber, Fabric and Fighting. Favid Kagan of the Williamsport, PA Sun-Gazette Correspondent had the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-11-27 13:30
It's a dark time in the fantasy world of Darkon. Follow the adventures of a group of live-action role-players from Baltimore, Maryland as documented in the new film Darkon
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-25 12:12
A trailer for the new Tudor romance, The Other Boleyn Girl is now available to view online. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres February 29, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-11-21 07:57
Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette University, offers his thoughts on the latest version (2007) of Beowulf. He finds it "consistent to the original atmosphere that produced it."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-09 20:31
Mette reports that SAGE Publications, publisher of The Medieval History Journal, will provide free access to its database until November 30, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-02 14:14
The setting was appropriate: the Arts and Sciences Building of the University of Missouri, Columbia, for an A&S symposium presented by Columbia's chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., and the MU Medieval Re-Enactment Society. Gwen Daniels of the Maneater has the story.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-10-31 20:52
The Sudbury Star reports from a fighter practice in Brennestein Vatn.