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Movie Monday: 1820s

My pick for the 1820s is notable for a few reasons: it’s my first pick to be based on a period source, as well as my first pick to have a story focused entirely on women.   413 more words

19th Century

Striving for Greatness: Who Will Win at the 2015 Oscars?

E: This year’s Oscar nominees, all of them, are born along on a relentless tide of ambition. Be someone; do something; make your mark. Figure out how to live, and live up to your promise.   8,643 more words



I’m a bit in love with Vikings. No, not the cuddly trainers of dragons or opera-hatted anachronisms used to promote small New Zealand Scandi-towns; I’m referring to the History channel series that has just started its third season. 842 more words


Downton Abbey 5:7: Small Decencies

Violet, Lady Grantham (Maggie Smith) explaining to Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery why the prospect of Isobel Crawley’s (Penelope Wilton) marriage to Lord Merton (Douglas Reith) hurts so… 1,757 more words

20th Century Culture

Movie Monday: 1810s!

(I thought Movie Monday sounded snappier than Nineteenth Century Movie Recommendations, so I went with it.)

Here you have my pick for the second decade of the 19th century: 2005 three-part miniseries  377 more words

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