Forbidden Tomes: And They Lived, Uncertain, Ever After – Angela Carter’s Reconstructed Fairy Tales

Towering castles where secrets lurk; fragile souls ripe for corruption; beasts made men, and men made beasts. These elements have populated our collective imaginations for centuries, across continents ...

Film Review: Surprising Fun in Revenge Tale of ‘The Handmaiden’

Chicago – Although “The Handmaiden” is based in deceit, fetishes, thievery and subservience, director Park Chan-Wook (“Stoker”) keeps it light by the addition of some subversive humor, and weaves a ...

With a family like this, Of Course Lyanna Mormont from 'Game of Thrones' is awesome!

With a family like this, Of Course Lyanna Mormont from 'Game of Thrones' is awesome! After watching last week’s ‘Game of Thrones’ episode — “The Broken Man” — fans were less concerned with the politics of the Seven Kingdoms and more concerned with getting more Lyanna Mormont, Stat. ...

Women in ancient Egypt were more than just mummies

As my TV series shows, with queens so powerful they were known as kings, women 'eliminated gender hierarchy for a brief period in classical antiquity' It is a little-known fact that ancient Egypt was ...

Downton Abbey Review: A Brilliant Set Up

There were no punches pulled on "this week's episode" of Downton Abbey. In the last 20 minutes especially, every hit landed right where it was aimed and could very easily lead to one heck of a follow ...