An Interview with Christine Thompson
Foils and the Epic of Gilgamesh
The Endless Knot: Why is English spelling so complicated?
We look at the history of the alphabet and some of the historical events and linguistic changes that have resulted in the complicated spelling system in English, from Viking & Norman invasions to the Great Vowel Shift and the printing press.
Batman and Guns
Cloverfield Paradox Review
Should Cursive Be Taught Anymore?
Beowulf, Dragon Slayer — DC Comics
The Endless Knot: Music
The origins of “music”, and connections to language and the brain
The Endless Knot: Who are Santa’s Reindeer?
Why does Santa drive a team of reindeer, and where did their names come from? This trip through the etymology of reindeer and their most famous names explains some of the history of Santa Claus, and lots more besides!