Areas of interest in the modern political, legal, economic, and technological worlds, where such items bear directly on the living history community
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-02-18 10:39
Borders, the second largest bookstore chain in the United States, has filled Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to close at least 200 of its 642 stores. The company cites competition from such companies as Wal-Mart and Amazon.com as the reason for the bankruptcy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-02-13 18:23
Britton reports that Delegate Harvey Morgan of the Virginia legislature has proposed a change to laws affecting the practice of falconry and hunting with dogs.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-01-31 07:36
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and Mexican authorities have joined forces to intercept a catapult used by drug smugglers to hurl pot from Mexico into Arizona.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2011-01-10 12:08
The British Red Cross has threatened a Scottish production of the pantomime show 'The Magical Adventures of Robin Hood" for placing a red cross on a nurse's costume.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sun, 2011-01-09 18:41
Galot, fabric died with the juice of unripe persimmons, likely originated in Korea in the 15th century and became the mainstay clothing of farmers and fisherman. Largely lost to the centuries, a fashion designer is reviving the art on the resort island of Jeju.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-01-05 13:30
"We’ll come to Xavier if you teach us Latin." said the granddaughters of Justin Kramer, who is teaches the language at one of only two schools in the state of Iowa."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-01 13:26
Michelanglo's statue of Marcus Aurelius, sculpted in the 1530s, features a horse with "a strong build, a broad chest, thick manes and tails, and robust legs," the same characteristics of modern Maremmano horses, believed to have descended from the emperors' mounts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-12-06 11:18
If they had had them, the Romans would have used them -- cell phones, that is. Now a group of British schoolchildren will have the chance to follow the "hopes, fears and experiences of a fictional 26-year-old Roman soldier called Marcus" on Twitter.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-12-03 12:20
SCA member Mark Abbott is a bad citizen, at least according to a Hallsville, Missouri Alderman, when the local lawyer applied for a permit to open a bar in town. Jodie Jackson Jr. of the Columbia Daily Tribune has the story.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-12-02 17:39
With Quidditch teams forming on college campuses, it was only a matter of time before Harry Potter entered the classroom. This year, universities in the United States and England are offering a variety of classes based on the popular series.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-29 17:52
The Knit Your Bit knitting program was established by the National World War II Museum to provide warm, handmade scarves for WWII veterans in veterans homes across the country. All needleworkers are encouraged to participate.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-26 08:39
Those who enjoy luxury in their camping may want to take a look at the Tiny House Blog which discusses "glamping," the new term being used for upscale — or glamorous — camping. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2010-11-22 14:05
Most professors of medieval English literature read Chaucer or Boethius, but one scholar is setting her sights on a far more mundane subject: the world of modern "bodice-rippers".
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-19 17:50
Canadians who wish to own their own official heraldry may apply directly through the Canadian government rather than going through the British heraldy offices.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-11-18 07:30
Scotch® Tough Duct Tape has teamed up with Instructables.com for the Duct Tape Tough Contest, a challenge to create a project for Instructables involving duct tape in some way. Contest deadline is November 28, 2010.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2010-11-11 13:46
Dona Illadore de Bedegrayne, mka Monica Gaudio, received a partial apology from Cooks Source magazine editor Judith Griggs, but the firestorm continued amid allegations (by others) of a pattern of bad behavior. A deeper apology followed, and Cooks Source has changed its editorial policy as a result of the incident.
Submitted by jillhughes2 on Mon, 2010-11-08 16:49
Romance author Jamaica Layne (the pen name of journalist and playwright Jill Elaine Hughes, who is known in the SCA as "Lady Marissa de Courette") has written a contemporary romance novel set in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
Submitted by trbrown on Mon, 2010-11-08 13:14
The Armorial Bearings granted to Sir Terence David John Pratchett of Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Knight, OBE by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 28 April 2010 are illustrated in the September 2010 Newsletter of the College of Arms.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-05 18:35
In 2005, Monica Gaudio wrote an article entitled A Tale of Two Tarts for Ice Dragon and allowed it to be published on the Godecookery.com website. Recently the entire article was published without permission in Cooks Source Magazine, producing an explosion of commentary on the Internet.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-11-02 07:08
"Downton Abbey", a hit British TV series about the lives of a noble family on the eve of WWI, is having an effect far beyond television ratings. The show is set at the real-life Highclere Castle in Berkshire, England. The castle is deteriorating and it need of costly repairs.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-01 11:57
SCA fans of the Sims video game will want to take a look at the preview of The Sims: Medieval, the newest version of the beloved series to be released Spring 2011 for the PC/Mac. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 18:07
The Iris Project wants to bring the classics to British schools. To that end, the charity is sending "Oxford University undergraduates into primary schools in Blackbird Leys, Headington and Kidlington to teach the ancient language to nine and 10-year-olds."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-10-31 08:10
Togaed students packed San Diego streets recently to compete in the San Diego Red Bull Chariot Races. Teams of three "gladiators" dragged chariots "through a tricky course filled with turns, roundabouts and sprints."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-27 13:07
Every child - and some adults - dreams of having his own fairy tale playhouse, castle or pirate ship. Bespoke Play Areas specialises in children's play equipment designed to inspire creative play.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2010-10-26 10:15
The Barony of Seleone is using a Barnes and Noble "book fair" to raise funds for the Barony and for their kingdom. SCA folk can participate, at no extra cost to the individual, by providing a code number to cashiers at any Barnes and Noble store nationwide. Barnes and Noble will donate funds based on the value of tagged purchases.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-25 15:23
The British Charity Commission has accepted that druids' worship of natural spirits is a religious activity, making it the first pagan practice to be given official recognition as a religion.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-13 11:36
Photographer E.F. Kitchen wanted to find "people who make or collect their own armor." She found them in the SCA and documented their work in her book Suburban Knights. Claire O'Neill of NPR's The Picture Show has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-10-12 06:43
Ever wish you could fly like a falcon? Now you can, with a little help from technology and the internet. Experts for the BBC have attached tiny cameras to the backs of a Peregrine Falcon and the Goshawk. The resultant video is amazing. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-10-11 11:00
iPhone users and British folklore enthusiasts may want to download the iPhone app for the Mabinogion, a cycle of Welsh legends collected in the 14th century Red Book of Hergest.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-08 10:11
The Honorable Lady Tyzes Sofia called Zsof reports that the 2011 Midrealm Chivalry Calendar is now available to order online from ArtFire.com. The calendar features photos of knights representing the Middle Kingdom's four regions.