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Kronborg Castle – Home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Hamlet

The 10 Best Shakespeare Movie Adaptations

From the black-and-white classics to the unconventional, in honor of Shakespeare's birthday.<p>William Shakespeare was the original pop culture phenomenon. In many ways, for the 19th century, he was the whole of global culture, being the most popular playwright in India, Japan, Europe, and the Wild …

9 Shakespeare innuendoes you should have been embarrassed to read in English class

Here's a basic rule: if you're reading or watching a Shakespeare play, and you're not imagining the actors standing in front of a mosh pit of jeering Londoners waiting to throw vegetables at the stage, you're doing it wrong. Shakespeare might have written the best works in the English language, or …

Literature

Celebrating Earth Day • Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood

In <i>Modern Painters</i>, John Ruskin urged artists to “go to nature in all singleness of heart… rejecting nothing, selecting nothing and scorning nothing; …

Arts and Crafts movement

Milton Glaser Draws Shakespeare & Explains Why Drawing is the Key to Understanding Life

In this fascinating over-the-shoulder film of the artist/designer Milton Glaser, we watch as the man behind the “I Heart NY” logo, the Bob Dylan …

Art

In Search Of William Shakespeare’s London

<i>On the eve of William Shakespeare’s birthday, I present this account of my quest to find his London</i><p><i>Sir William Pickering, St Helen’s, Bishopsgate,</i> …

The tricky job of showing writers on TV

Cuz basically our lives are so damn boring. Sitting and writing? Talking and writing? Watching TV and writing? Telling your partner how much you love …

Official Trailer for ‘Mr. Holmes’ Shows a Retired Sherlock Revisiting an Unsolved Case From the Past

Entertainment One UK film has released the official trailer for the upcoming film <i>Mr. Holmes</i>, which centers upon the famous detective, played by Sir …

Movie Trailers

Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map

<b>Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.</b><p>They combined different instruments to scan the area to a depth of three metres, with unprecedented resolution.<p>Early results suggest that the iconic monument did not stand alone, but …

Millions of historical images posted to Flickr

<b>An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.</b><p>Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.<p>The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 …

Richard III's DNA throws up infidelity surprise

<b>Analysis of DNA from Richard III has thrown up a surprise: evidence of infidelity in his family tree.</b><p>Scientists who studied genetic material from remains found in a Leicester car park say the finding might have profound historical implications.<p>Depending on where in the family tree it occurred, it …

5 Incredible Photos Of Real Life Rosie The Riveters (Plus The Rosie Origin Story!)

Rosie The Riveter has been a feminist icon for decades, but who really <i>was</i> the bandana'ed heroine? Well, she wasn’t just one woman: She was a symbol …

Home Building

Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting dies at 92

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of …

Meet the 104-Year-Old Immigrant Artist, A ‘Disney Legend,’ Whose Art Inspired ‘Bambi’

The Museum of Chinese in America is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a career-spanning exhibition of the work of artist Tyrus Wong. “Water to …

15 Sherlock Easter Eggs Straight From Arthur Conan Doyle

Since its premiere in 2010, BBC’s <i>Sherlock</i> has continued to grow in popularity, appealing to fans on both sides of the Atlantic. The show’s creators, …

Jack the Ripper and the Enigma of Mary Jane Kelly

by Nancy Bilyeau<p>On the morning of Nov. 9th, 1888, James Whitehead, a 54-year-old merchant who'd made a successful second career in politics, was the …

‘To Be or Not To Be’, A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Game Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

<i>To Be or Not To Be</i> is a choose-your-own adventure game by Tin Man Games that is based on Ryan North’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s <i>Hamlet</i>. Ryan …

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Asks: Not to Be--What's It Like?

William Shakespeare is a poet for our time. Although he completed his written works over 400 years ago, he still speaks directly to us today. …

Theology

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss reveals the exact year the Sherlock special will be set in, but is it important?

Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has revealed that the upcoming special will be set in 1895.<p>We already know that the upcoming Christmas special takes …

The Strange Victorian Origins of the ‘Personal Brand’

In 1836, moralist A.B. Muzzey wrote, “Character is like stock in trade; the more of it a man possesses, the greater are his facilities for making …

Literature

From siren to asylum: the desperate last days of Fanny Cornforth, Rossetti's muse

The grave and the sad last years of Fanny Cornforth, the dazzling model and mistress of the pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, have finally been discovered. Her lovely face and mass of red hair were immortalised in scores of his paintings – but she ended suffering from dementia and …

Mental Health