The Hammers & The Bruce: Bannockburn at 700

(Publisher’s Note: Originally published in August of 2014) Scotland votes on the question of independence from Great Britain this September, but June marked an important date in the shaping of…..


Camera Q&A: James Romm on Nero and Seneca

Who: James Romm is a professor of classics at Bard College, with a specialty in ancient Greek and Roman history. His latest book, Dying Every Day examines the relationship between…..


The Western Tradition revisited: Charlemagne

(Publisher’s Note: Originally published in April of 2014) At the age of 87, English actor Christopher Lee portrayed one of Europe’s greatest kings in a most unusual fashion. 2010 saw…..


Wes Anderson & filmmakers with unique worlds

(Publisher’s Note: Originally published in March of 2014) Wes Anderson is once again taking bright colors, deadpan humor, a completely ridiculous story, and recruited friends Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and…..