Media

Anything related to the mass media as a subject in and of itself, including relationships between the media and the living history community

James Doohan dies at age 85

If they had had transporter beams and warp drives in the Middle Ages, they would have used them. And James Doohan would have been the Scotsman who squeezed 'em for every last drop of performance and then some. The man they called "Scotty" has left us today.

Lord of the Rings animated GIF: Ninja Wizards!

Lord of the Rings Animated GIF--very funny! "One does not simply walk into Mortor..." "Mordor. It's Mordor with a 'D'."

Traders, Saints, and Pirates

Editors of Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe have announced the publication of Issue 8: Traders, Saints, and Pirates: The Sea in Early Medieval Northwestern Europe.

Ye Olde History Lesson

The Globe Gazette reports from the lawn of the Mason City Public Library, where the Shire of Heraldshill held a demo.

Stone Soup

Remember the children's tale about a neighborhood meal built around a pot of boiling water and a rock? Chiffon Staebler of Knight Ridder Newspapers looks at modern versions of the story and SCA practioners of it as well as the geological consequences of boiling rocks.

Classy Cooks: Couple prepares a feast with Middle Ages flavor

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports on an SCA feast prepared by Paul Byers, known in the SCA as Baron Pavel Yosevich, and provides his recipes for a honey saffron tart, crusted roast, and spiced pine nut candy.

Local club gets medieval at the Broken Boot

The Black Hills Pioneer reports from an SCA event in Spearfish, South Dakota.

NEPA News: SCA members look forward to the past

Members of the shires of Silver Rylle and Owl's Reste in Pennsylvania gathered for an event recently, and Linda Espenshade was on hand to chronicle day's battles and to interview SCAdians about their hobby.

Houston museum features "Middle Earth" exhibit

An article in the Galveston Daily News about the Middle Earth museum exhibit also talks about how SCAdians often have more than a passing interest in the works of Tolkien.

"Da Vinci Code" Banned from Westminster Abbey

Producers of the film version of Dan Brown's bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code have hit another roadblock. Officials of London's Westminster Abbey have refused to allow the production crew to film there.

Barenaked Shakespeare

Celeste Headlee of Detroit Public Radio reports on the Canadian rock group Barenaked Ladies' familiarity with the songs of William Shakespeare.

"Spamalot" wins Tony Award for Best Musical, other categories

This just in... The broadway production Spamalot, based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail has won the 2005 Tony Award for "Best Musical," as well as garnering other honors.

"Tristan and Isolde" to be Released in February 2006

Producer Ridley Scott's dream project Tristan and Isolde, starring James Franco, Sophia Myles, and Rufus Sewell, has been scheduled for release in February 2006.

Going Medieval in Memphis

Memphians become lords, ladies, knights, and laurels by returning to the Middle Ages, says an article by Bianca Phillips of the Memphis Flyer, a weekly newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee, about the Barony of Grey Niche’s 30th anniversary.

New York SCAdian's meadery reviewed in NY Times

NY Times food critic Florence Fabricant reviews several NYC-area food and beverage establishments, including one where the proprietor is a SCAdian mead brewer named Magnus.

Historical Cooking Gains in Popularity

David Bario of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes about "culinary historians" in an article in the May 18, 2005 issue of the paper. In the article, he mentions Duke Cariadoc of the Bow (David Friedman) and the SCA.

Middle School gets taste of Middle Ages

In the Barony of Caer Galen, students in Fruita Middle School were treated to a demo featuring everything from pirates to princesses.

Montana shire's Mid-May Festival brings medieval history to community

In Toole County, Montana (USA), the Incipient Shire of Windegate and friends treated the townsfolk to a day-long demo with fighting, crafts, and even a feast, says The Shelby Promoter.

Reality Series Looks at Monastic Life

The Monastery, a new series airing on the BBC, challenges modern men to live the lives of medieval monks in the Benedictine Worth Abbey in Sussex, England.

Campus group battles in Peace Park

The Maneater describes activities at the Medieval Recreation Society of the University of Missouri at Columbia, and the Shire of Standing Stones.

The knights of the around here table

Eye Weekly describes Lord Mayor's Market Day in Eoforwic.

PI Hoping to Publish First Saturday

Responding to reader interest, the Pennsic Independent staff is exploring the possibility of publishing an issue on the first Saturday of War Week.

Local newspaper recounts SCA demo from the not-so-current Middle Ages

The Danbury News-Times, a local paper in Connecticut, offers a retrospective from its headlines of 25 years ago — and one of the articles mentioned was a report on an SCA demo.

A Visit to the Lord Mayor's Market Day

A reporter and a photographer from Eye Weekly recently visited the Lord Mayor's Market Day in Toronto and filed a report about what she saw.

"Spamalot" nominated for fourteen Tony Awards

"Spamalot", Monty Python's new musical based on the cult classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, garnered fourteen nominations for Tony awards, including best musical.

Renaissance Players Present Shakespeare at ISU

Artensia Kennedy of the Indiana Statesman reports on the Renaissance Fair sponsored by the Indiana State University English Department and members of the local SCA group.

Props Needed for History Channel Program

Andy Oakland, a props master for the History Channel, is looking for some Bronze Age props in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Massive feast is made to be age appropriate

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports from the feast following Midrealm Coronation.

Damascus Library Patrons Learn About the Middle Ages

Alicia McGee, reporter for the Gazette, writes about the recent Renaissance Faire at Damascus Public Library in Montgomery County, Maryland.

SCAdians to Appear on Food Network Show

Signora Tomasia and Master Huen of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc will appear on the May 9, 2005 edtion of the Food Network show "The Secret Life Of."