Director: Yorgos Lantimos Writer: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara (Screenplay) Starring: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult Plot: In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to […]
This is the story of the Orloj, Prague’s astronomical clock. Its earliest part dates back to 1410. And its history may be coated in blood.
A folktale from the Azores about unrequited love.
This week, we start a look at the history of the city of Tokyo. How did the frontier fishing village of Edo go from backwater nowhere to the heart of the nation in only a few short generations? http://traffic.libsyn.com/historyofjapan/History_of_Japan_258.mp3Sources Mansfield, Stephen. Tokyo: A Biography. Richie, Donald. Tokyo: A View of the City. Mansfield, Stephen. Tokyo: A Cultural…
History has released the first trailer for its UFO drama Project Blue Book. The series stars Aidan Gillen as a skeptical college professor who is recruited by the US Air Force to lead investigations into UFO-related phenomena, and also features a cast that includes Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, and Michael Malarkey; watch the trailer here… […]
Vortimer was the eldest son of Vortigern, King of the Britons. He had watched with growing concern as his father had brought in Germanic mercenaries to fight in the defense of his realm against Pict and Irish enemies.
The story of the Dream of Macsen Wledig from the Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh text.
The quest for the Bird Grip involves a prince and supernatural animal helper who we discover is one of the grateful dead who helps the prince achieve his heart’s desire.