An editorial review of a published work such as a book, film, or musical album
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-08-11 16:00
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-08 08:10
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.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Fri, 2006-08-04 15:47
On the way to Pennsic, on the way home, or just running errands, there are traditional and not-so-traditional Pennsic dining spots around Cooper’s Lake. Heirusalem and Cally from the Pennsic Independent took a tour of some of these spots recently and had a few things to mention.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Thu, 2006-08-03 15:16
On the way to Pennsic, on the way home, or just running errands, there are traditional and not-so-traditional Pennsic dining spots near Cooper’s Lake Campground. Heirusalem and Cally from PI took a tour of some of these spots recently and had a few things to mention.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-05-05 15:24
R. I. Moore reviews Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800, by Chris Wickham, and Europe After Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000, by Julia M. H. Smith.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-12-26 10:25
Smithsonian Magazine looks at the popularity of using aerial photography to do archaeological surveys, not only to make new discoveries, but to preserve sites threatened by time and circumstance.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-12-20 13:39
The Yale University Press looks at Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600, a new book by Evelyn Welch, which looks at the social anxieties of the Renaissance marketplace.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-12-03 12:16
Corina Zappia, a food and wine critic for the Village Voice (New York City), tried mead for the first time at Mugs Ale House and found it to be, well, not exactly to her liking.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-21 19:41
Alida Becker of the New York Times Book Review looks at Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, a book by Alison Weir.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-09-24 08:55
Los Angeles Times staff reporter Charles Perry reviews Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History by Charles MacLean, a new book tracing the drink's history from medieval times to the present.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-22 12:14
In a review for the New York Times, Robert D. Kaplan looks at Columbia University professor Mark Mazower's new book Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-04-28 09:05
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.