K-dramas to take you back in time

Inspirational tales of royalty from the Goryeo, Joseon, Goguryeo, and Balhae eras, elaborate costumes, and ornate settings reminiscent of a bygone era, make up some of the best Korean historical dramas, commonly referred to as K-dramas.…

Persian poetry with Shahzad Bashir

This week, Danièle talks to Shahzad Bashir about the absolutely massive tradition of medieval Persian poetry, what it has in common with modern hip-hop, and its impact on Persian culture from the Middle Ages to today.Shahzad Bashir is a…

5 RBs who had outlier seasons in 2021

In Part 1 of this series, I discovered four quarterback touchdown outliers using my expected touchdown model. The introduction to this article presents the whole methodology of this study, but the basic principle is simple: we can know who…

Romance Books comes out summer 2022

Release date: June 21stWhat is it about : Two best friends from high school, Dee Matthews and Ben Porter, haven't spoken to each other in years. Not since their friendship fell apart. Now Dee, 28, currently co-hosts a podcast while Ben…

Obituary of Jean Kenward | Poetry

My mother, Jean Kenward, who died at the age of 102, was a poet whose work, both for children and for adults, has been published in numerous anthologies. She also wrote children's stories; the Ragdolly Anna series (1979-87) was dramatized…

10 Best Medieval Romance Movies

Despite the comforts of modern life, it's hard not to dream of being carried away by a horribly sullen knight. Between rugged good looks, amorous promises and a chivalrous man who would cross the lands for you, this is the perfect…

Who has the best romance options?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Assassin's Creed Valhalla both feature romance mechanics of varying quality. Although each game is inspired by Norse culture, the gameplay mechanics, objectives, characters, and other features are…