Tag Archive: Books

The Pillars of the Earth: Channel update

There is some good news if you do not get the Starz channel. If you have DirecTV you will be able to view the first 2 episodes of The Pillars of the Earth on Channel 101! The first episode, Anarchy, will air on 21 July 2010 at 2000ET. The second episode, Master Builder, will air…

Pillars of the Earth: The Countdown

The starz original series The Pillars of the Earth starts Friday 23 July 2010.  It will air at 2200ET on the Starz movie channel in the USA and on The Movie Channel in Canada.  Pillars of the Earth will air this fall in the United Kingdom on BBC Channel 4. Since I do not subscribe…

Perkinson’s Medieval Portraiture Book Gets Top Prize

Associate Professor of Art History Stephen Perkinson’s book The Likeness of the King: A Prehistory of Portraiture in Late Medieval France (University of Chicago Press, 2009) has just won the Morris D. Forkosch Prize For The Best First Book in Intellectual History from the Journal of History of Ideas. The book upends several well-established theories…

Winter is Coming

A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin is the first book in an epic fantasy series that currently spans four novels with a total of seven planed. If you haven’t read the books they are well worth the time. HBO has picked up the first book A Game of Thrones for a series to…