Den of Geek
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He plays a 'disgruntled knight' in the forthcoming flick, and the reveal was definitely worth the wait - he looks virtually unrecognisable. From a sample of his followers' comments, the reveal was also enough to make those who hadn't read the caption worried about his health. It looks like Warner Bros are 100% done with delaying the release of the film, at any rate . It'll finally land this May - an entire year after its original release date - and despite all that's gone on, we do want it to be good. Here's the latest trailer for the movie, if you haven't had chance to check it out yet… We'll bring you more as we have it... King Arthur: release date We're now looking at May 12th, 2017 for Guy Ritchie's sword in the stone action flick. The BBFC have granted it a 12A. Passed uncut, the film will hit screens with 126 minutes of the medieval "wideboy" in action (Ritchie's words, not ours) and we can expect some 'infrequent strong language, moderate violence and threat', which sounds like the director of Snatch and L ock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels managed to get at least one F-word in there somewhere.
CNN
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21stCenturyWire
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The “assassins,” we are told, are the descendants of the medieval sect of Hashshashin, who were dedicated to principles and were able to cloak their hidden agenda under the guise of being bands of rebels, drug addicts and miscreants. Naturally, so movie logic goes, all medieval Catholic theologians and Dominicans were power-mad monsters, while sects of Islamic Assassins were noble warriors. I guess the Arabic slave trade didnt exist in the world of Assassin’s Creed. No one is more critical of Thomism than me, but I have to admit they at least got Dominican garb right – and not much else (though one could argue the Spanish Inquisition, which was distinct from the Roman Catholic, was a different ballgame in terms of abuse). Regardless the absurdity is brought home in the fact that if the Dominicans are “evil” for seeking to kill heretics, why are assassins “good”? In any case, Callum and his team of ghost assassins, Callum receives the revelation from his mother that “nothing is true, everything is permitted,” the supposed dictum of the ancient order of Hashshashin.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Open Culture
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One-to-one relationships do not exist between the medieval European Guild system and contemporary labor unions or protectionist rackets…. Nevertheless, guilds were very much like both those things in some ways. They were also vocational schools, where young aspiring artisans could, with the right skills and connections, apprentice themselves to master craftsmen, hope to receive decent training, and look forward to becoming guild masters themselves should they persist. Few organizations like that exist today. But there is perhaps one industry in which—with the right connections, skill, and persistence—a lucky and talented few rise through the ranks to mastery: the film industry, where a video store clerk, Quentin Tarantino, can achieve lasting fame and fortune, as can former part-time projectionist, Wes Anderson. Many directors who came of age in the sixties and seventies went the traditional route of film school, but one, Werner Herzog, took a bandit’s way into the craft, stealing a camera from the Munich Film School, feeling that he “had some sort of natural right for a camera, a tool to work with.
Forbes
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Look to the medieval world for examples of how and how not to be a college applicant. You're a knight in shining armor, not a serf.
The Economic Times
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​​The recent spate of racial attacks on people of African origin in Greater Noida has brought to focus once again the xenophobia that blacks inspire among Indians.
TIME - Top Stories
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It's only natural that someone should bring Game of Thrones to lifewith some over the top wedding theme ideas. Finally, a photographer, a team of creative vendors, and a few Targaryen and Stark-lookalike models managed to to just that, advertising a Westerosi affair worthy of the royalty of the Seven Kingdoms. From the locationat a bona fide castle in the Blue Ridge Mountainsto the medieval-style feast, handmade invitations with wax seals and stylized calligraphy, and elaborate custom-made gowns, furs, and elaborate jewels, no detail was spared in turning fantasy into reality, certainly fit for any monarch sitting the Iron Throne. The team even brought in a direwolf (well, a regal wolfdog) from a nearby sanctuary to complete the scene in signature Stark style. And the cake? A three-tier homage to Daenerys's beloved dragon eggs , of course.
Open Culture
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Mondoweiss
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But this is real and not imaginary.” Israel as a state is seen in the strictest Zionist terms as the “True Judaism” as it negates the lengthy and complex process of Jewish history in its myriad iterations. This means that to be Jewish is not to be “adulterated” in any way by the Gentile world. The “Negation of the Diaspora” is connected to what Zionism sees as Jewish weakness; a defect that is rooted in Diaspora adaptation to the non-Jewish world. Diaspora Judaism from the Babylonian and Hellenistic periods to Medieval Spain and Modern Europe has been seen by Zionism as an adulteration of the “pureJewish identity which is militaristic and xenophobic. Michael Kaydar was raised in an Israel which holds to the dogmas expressed by Yehoshua and his predecessors like Dinur. It is taken for granted that the State of Israel is a superior country that representsauthenticJudaism.
Western Morning News
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Devon residents will be able to research the history of Roman, Iron Age and medieval settlements in the region by helping experts on a major archaeological dig and associated surveys this year.The University of Exeter has been awarded initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £222,500 grant and development funding of £38,500.A series of projects will allow people to take part in an excavation near Ipplepen in South Devon this June. They will also have the opportunity to...
Ars Technica
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Open Culture
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The Guardian
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Cotswold Journal
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AN urgent appeal has been launched to save the roof of a medieval tower from 'imminent collapse'.
Haaretz
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Only a fragment of a Hebrew inscription was found in the cemetery used from the 14th to 17th century, because the pope decreed Jews should be buried in unmarked graves.
OK!
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On tonight's Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Stephen Mulhern challenged the Geordie duo to a game of Ant vs Dec. The weekly themed challenge was Medieval style this week and the Geordie duo had to wear Robin Hood costumes complete with tights. While Stephen dressed as Friar Tuck complete with a fat suit and wig. Ant and Dec had to compete against each other in a round of archery, to which Dec won. Ant and ...
Sky News
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medieval city of Mosul. The streets are tightly packed. It's a dangerous environment as a consequence. Many civilians have died, and the danger of blowback from the civilians on.
Sky News
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Japan Times
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Teika lived from 1162 to 1241, and was a highly influential Japanese poet. Paul S. Atkins' new study of his work aims to reintroduce him ...
Channel 4
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In Moscow visiting the new French medieval art exhibition at the Kremlin. She missed a planned press conference, not because she was so engrossed in 14th century art, but because she had an important meeting elsewhere
Washington Free Beacon
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This is the most varied and enchanting collection of essays that has appeared in my lifetime. I say "enchanting" deliberately because every one of these pages left me with the impression that enchantment, in the sense of having been sung to or charmed, is the effect David Bentley Hart appears most to have sought. These 50-odd pieces leave the reader not merely delighted but under a kind of spell. Hart is an Eastern Orthodox theologian, but—the occasional reference to his profession notwithstanding—a reader opening the book at random might be forgiven for thinking him an especially devout practitioner of Shinto or even one of our last remaining pagans. His interests, not narrowly doctrinal or even theological, run to ghosts, magic, baseball, the state of Maryland, John Updike's prose ("though, strangely enough, not," he tells us, "the actual novels in which it is found"), medieval Japanese literature, Origen, Bhutan ("the greatest nation on earth"), Pope Francis, Lewis Carroll, Max Beerbohm, linguistic prescriptivism, Satan, Orlando Furioso , and the wickedness of golf.
Library of Congress
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