Media

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

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."

"Knights Next Door" Chronicles Life in the SCA

The Knights Next Door: Everyday People Living Middle Ages Dreams, a book by Patrick O'Donnell, looks at life in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Seattle Times: Armor Among Property Recovered by Police

In the area's largest ever stolen property case, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office raided an rural site and recovered over 700 items including tools, construction equipment, and armor.

"Kingdom of Heaven" Documentary on A&E

"Kingdom of Heaven," a documentary about the upcoming film depicting the 12th century Crusade, will debut on A&E May 4, 2005.

New web site highlights use of digital media for historical scholarship

It is often remarked that "we use a lot of computers to study the history of the Middle Ages!" The newly-inaugurated Digital Medievalist web site takes an academic approach to that fact, offering theoretical and practical articles about the use of computers and the Internet to further historical research.

Digital Medievalist

Digital Medievalist is a scholarly, peer-reviewed, online technical journal focused on the use of the Internet and other digital tools and media in the study of medieval history. Articles include theoretical concepts relevant to the field of medieval studies, specific technologies and information standards, commentary, tutorials, project reports, book and web site reviews, and original scholarly research papers.

Estrella War Box Set Offers 90 Hours of SCA Fun

For those who just can't get enough of SCA battles, Underachiever Films, the producers of the 45-minute-long documentary on Estrella XX, are offering an 11-disc box set including over 90 hours of battle footage.

University of Nevada presents Claire Bloom in "Shakespeare's Women"

Noted actress Claire Bloom stars in a production of "Shakespeare's Women" on Saturday, April 23, at the University of Nevada -- Las Vegas.

Secret Life of...Pudding

The Food Network series "The Secret Life of..." will feature SCA member Dame Selene Colfox in a program on cooking puddings.

Girl Scout Father-Daughter Dance features demo by Shire of Quintavia

The Shire of Quintavia, located in modern-day Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) and vicinity, offered a demo as part of the local Girl Scouts' Father-Daughter Dance night. Holly Fiore, reporting for the Westborough News, offers a detailed recounting of the evening's festivities.

Age of Armor, Sagas of Steel: Dennos exhibit reception features Medieval music, food, dance

The Grand Traverse Herald reports on a museum exhibit opening at which the SCA "provided Medieval and Renaissance ambiance during the reception."