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70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings

At this very hour, 70 years ago, more than a hundred thousand heroes were born, baptized by fire, and over ten thousand would be dead or wounded in what would be immortalized as one of the most important moments in human history. Today my dear readers, marks

Beowulf, and what is Lost and Found in Translation

For fans of classical literature or the works of JRR Tolkien alike are due for a special treat today, as JRR Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf is finally being published for the general population, in Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, released today. Tolkien’s academic analysis and

The Day the World Nearly Ended

Today, my dear readers, marks the thirtieth anniversary of perhaps the most fortunate non-event in human history. Though few today, and even fewer then knew it, it was on this very day in 1983 that the world nearly ended, and had it not been for

Hanoi Jane, Never Forgive, Never Forget

My dear readers, it’s very rare that I will openly refuse to watch a film for any reason, but one such film was the recently released film, Lee Daniel’s The Butler. Please understand, I have nothing against the film itself – by all accounts, it’s