Podcast of the Week:
Video of the Week: Medieval Warfare (Part 1) by The Faculties
This is the first video in a three-part series.
Articles of the Week:
Judging by the success of Game of Thrones, epic fantasy has never been more popular. As a writer in the genre myself, that can only be a good thing. I like reading stories with high stakes, a panoramic scale and intricate worldbuilding, so that’s also the type of book I write. Can there be such a thing as “too” epic, though?
Eagle hunters have been practicing the art of berkutchi across the Central Asian steppe for generations. Now they have almost all gone.
The debate about ebooks v paper books is nothing new. Keith Houston explains how a very similar debate raged as the first books came to be in ancient Rome.
Religions have long venerated the remnants of revered figures. But, as Kelly Grovier explains, there are intriguing secular relics too – from Einstein’s eyes to Napoleon’s penis.