“Being a medieval historian means quite a few things. Among other things, it means you get irrationally irked by the popular usage of medieval as a pejorative, make literally no money at all ever (Haha – I’m not joking, tho. HELP.), and spend a lot of time being […]
“Rappers, ranked by number of unique words used in their lyrics.” See the chart and the analysis at The Pudding.
Watch as beloved Toronto International Film Festival programmer Colin Geddes says good-bye and swears in new Midnight Madness programmer Peter Kuplowsky. Then keep up with the red carpet interviews, introductions and post-screening Q&A’s with Robert Mitchell and Sarah Dillard! They post new videos every day of the festival.
At Black Nerd Problems, Tara Betts breaks down all the Black lit featured in Netflix’s Luke Cage. “My two obsessions entwined on this show — hip hop and books. Books are such a significant part of the dialogue in key scenes, and how often does any show feature […]
You can listen to songs about Game Of Thrones by Talib Kweli, Common, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Kilo Kish, Yandel, Estelle, Daddy Yankee, Anthrax, Mastodon and many more on HBO’s Mix Tape II: Game of Thrones on Soundcloud. (Thanks, Alisdair!)
At The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about Dr. Doom: “Comics are so often seen as the province of white geeky nerds. But, more broadly, comics are the literature of outcasts, of pariahs, of Jews, of gays, of blacks. It’s really no mistake that we saw ourselves in Doom, […]