Skrillex: The making of a superstar Complete interview Please sign in to use this feature. Yahoo Fireball Video Player Version : 220.127.116.115093160 Page SpaceID : 1197747616 YVAP Acct. The Quick 10: 10 Ways Shakespeare Changed Everything In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday tomorrow, we’ve teamed up with Uncommon Goods to create a printable party kit to celebrate the Bard! (Oh, and we're reposting some of our favorite Shakespeare stories to get you in the mood.) The basic thesis of Stephen Marche’s How Shakespeare Changed Everything becomes obvious very early on (as in, it is expressed in the title). According to this fun, lyrically written and well-researched book, here are just ten of the many ways that Shakespeare changed everything: 1. He gave us a lot of new words
Studies on the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien Despite not knowing much about the topic, I have sometimes ventured to write about Tolkien's invented languages and writing systems. A shorter collection of similar writings in Finnish can be found at Kirjoituksia Tolkienin kielistä ja kirjoitusjärjestelmistä. Contents Also available is an English summary for an incomplete Finnish document I once started writing: Writing Finnish in Tengwar. Translations To my continuing amazement, some people have translated my writings into other languages.
Adele's '21' Is The No. 1 Album For 23rd Week Adele's 21 clocks a 23rd week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 247,000 copies this week (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution's Purple Rain soundtrack scored 24 weeks at No. 1 in 1984 and 1985. The year-to-date sales for 21 now stand at 2.1 million (by far 2012's top album).
The Science Behind Why Freddie Mercury's Voice Was So Damned Compelling Scientists have studied the voice and vocals of one of the greats of pop music, Freddie Mercury of the band Queen. And the results? 1) He used subharmonics in a way that very few people can. Other than Tuvan Throat Singers, that is: Cracking Shakespeare's Catholic Code: An interview with Clare Asquith, by Debra Murphy [Editor's Note: Read Clare Asquith's article on the story behind Shadowplay, .] In recent decades the "personal is political" lit crit crowd has read William Shakespeare as everything from Transgressive and Queer to an apologist for Colonialism; from Puritan to Atheist, from regicide to monarchist, from philo-Semite to anti-Semite to Semite. Everyone, it seems, has joined in the "Shakespeare-and-us" game. But in spite of mounting evidence that Shakespeare was actually Catholic, or at least raised that way in a time when owning a rosary could land a subject of Queen Elizabeth in the Tower, few scholars have argued for a layer of dissident Catholic subtext in Shakespeare's staggering wealth of meaning. Until now.
The Tolkien Society The following is a non-exhaustive list of online resources related to Tolkien studies. We also provide links to other Tolkien or Tolkien-related societies from across the world as these organisations may be also be able to provide you with assistance. Tolkien Gateway – the world’s largest Tolkien encyclopaedia The Mythgard Institute – Online Tolkien and Tolkien-related courses taught by some of the leading Tolkien scholars The Tolkien Professor – a series of Tolkien podcasts by the Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen The Lord of the Rings Project - a genealogy of characters in Tolkien’s mythology, along with many innovative ways of analysing the books
2 clicks for best Dylan covers Getty Image On Friday, Bob Dylan released Fallen Angels, his second straight album of all covers, the first being last year’s Shadows In The Night. While these albums have focused on songs recorded by Frank Sinatra, many contemporary artists have given their brilliant takes on Dylan’s work. Today, we look at 10 of the finest Dylan covers ever recorded.