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Thomas Whitehart to be featured on Weekend America

Caidan storyteller THL Thomas Whitehart, also known as True Thomas the Storyteller, will be featured in the Saturday March 17, 2007 edition of Public Radio's Weekend America. His segment will cover Irish lore and storytelling.

Cosmologists Find Truth in Medieval World View

In The View from the Center of the Universe, Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams point out the similarities between ancient beliefs about a terracentric universe and recent discoveries about the results of the Big Bang.

Grendel: the Opera

Grendel, a new opera from Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor, opened recently at the Lincoln Center Festival. Based on Beowulf but told from the monster's point of view, the opera is sung in Old English by the humans while Grendel sings in contemporary language.

Happy 500th Birthday, Swiss Guard!

An article for NPR's Morning Edition looks at the history of the Swiss Guard, who have guarded the Pope for over 500 years.

A Very PC Holiday!

Diane Roberts of NPR's Weekend Edition offered a very politically correct holiday greeting on Sunday, December 18, 2005 with a look at the winter holiday season, ancient Roman style.

Rudolph in Latin

Slightly late, but still fun, a musical rendition of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" - in Latin!

Globe Theatre's Mark Rylance on Farewell Tour

Mark Rylance, the artistic genius behind London's Globe Theatre, is planning to leave his position as Artistic Director. His vision to rebuild the Globe and produce period plays there has been rewarded with great success.

Chaucer with a Beat

But can you dance to it? NPR's All Things Considered covered efforts to teach kids literature, including the works of Chaucer, by using rap music.

Barenaked Shakespeare

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

Funeral of Pope John Paul II Fuels Interest in Vestments

The funeral of Pope John Paul II has sparked much interest in the history of the papacy. In an interview for NPR's Morning Edition, Renee Montagne discusses papal vestments with Father Mark Frances.

England to Name Champion Fighters

The summer of 2005 will see a return of knights of old to the tourney field when English Heritage sponsors a series of knightly competitions. Listen to the story.

British Hunters Choose France

Since fox hunting has been banned in Britain, many hunters are traveling to France.

Morning Edition Features Heroism of Lt. Brian Smith

National Public Radio discusses the career and accomplishments of 2nd Lt. Brian Smith, including his love of the SCA, on its Morning Edition news program.

Not much to like about King Arthur

National Public Radio's Bob Mondello found the new film King Arthur lacking in charm.