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Episode 112 – The Frontier

Originally posted on The History of Byzantium:
The Empire c900 AD With the Caliphate in decline the Romans take a greater interest in the Armenian lands on their eastern border. We explore the fragmented landscape and politics of Armenia and take a quick glance at Cilicia and the forts beyond. Period: 802-912 Download: The Frontier RSS…

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The cheese of childhood: The gestalt of the Saturday afternoon movie.

Originally posted on SeanMunger.com:
Did you grow up in the 70s or 80s? If so, you probably remember the nebulously-defined but unforgettable ritual of the Saturday afternoon movie. While the term “Saturday afternoon movie” is not a specific genre of cinema, saying it is bound to evoke certain images in many people’s minds–like the…