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Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You've Heard About Anne Boleyn

Susan Bordo | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Susan Bordo

Where did Anne the skanky schemer come from? In essence, she is the creation of a many-centuries-long telephone game that turned politically motivated lies into inflammatory gossip and alchemized that gossip into "history."

Get to Know Man of Steel's Henry Cavill

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Jeff Sorensen

With Man of Steel coming out, and an iconic superhero being the main showcase, people always want to know about the person playing that superhero.

A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of historical thrillers, including the Cotton Malone adventure series.

The Borgias Composer Trevor Morris Talks Scoring Season Three and the Enduring Legacy of The Tudors

Morgan Glennon | Posted 06.23.2013 | TV
Morgan Glennon

If you've watched a television period drama in the last few years, there's a good chance it was scored by composer Trevor Morris. Morris has become a veritable time-traveler, musically taking us back to the distant past with a modern twist.

Olympus Has Fallen Composer Trevor Morris Discusses Working on the New Action Thriller

Morgan Glennon | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Morgan Glennon

What was it like going from ancient history to a modern cautionary tale? I caught up with Morris, to find out what it was like working on Olympus Has Fallen and why audiences are in for a non-stop thrill ride.

Henry VIII And 'Tudor Tourism'

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Henry VIII has always fascinated the American public and never more so than following the Showtime miniseries, The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. While it was airing, I attended a book signing with noted author and historian, Alison Weir, introduced myself and asked if she would consider joining a Smithsonian tour if we created one around Tudor history. To my great surprise, she was not only interested, but helped plan the entire tour and used her connections to offer very exclusive access at every famous site.

Are Novelists Obligated To Be Historically Accurate?

James Forrester | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
James Forrester

One speech particularly sticks in my mind - partly because it was delivered by perhaps our foremost historical novelist, Hilary Mantel, and partly because I found myself disagreeing her.

Celebrating The 500-Year-Old Activist Queen Catherine Parr

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Parr's efforts came at a time when the Mass and the Bible were in Latin. Millions worshipped with very little knowledge of what the church actually supported. Priests even repeated the mass without understanding the Latin they spoke.

Bring Up the Bodies: A Review and Interview With Booker Prize-winning Author Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to the Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel weaves a richly textured world that is at once deeply foreign and entirely relevant.

From LP1 to a Sky Full of Holes: Chatting With Joss Stone and Fountains Of Wayne, Plus The Beau Brummels' Bradley's Barn (Audio)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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New Tudor Hero, John Dee: Scientist, Conjurer, Sleuth

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The Bones of Avalon chills, thrills and satisfies, providing good history, great plot, and fascinating characters. Pull up a chair, turn off the phone, and settle in for a most delectable read.

Hollywood's New Royal Wave of Films

Yvonne Yorke | Posted 07.05.2011 | Style
Yvonne Yorke

Helen Mirren did it. So has Colin Firth. Now Madonna is hot for it. They, and the rest of Hollywood, know that a royal wave could very well lead to Oscar and box-office gold.

DVDs: Blade Runner's Secret Inspiration?

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Featuring: Space Precinct: The Complete Series, Flipped, The Six Million-Dollar Man, The Miz, Michael Jackson's Vision, Cats and Dogs and more.

There's Something About Mary

Anna Whitelock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anna Whitelock

Mary, thin, slightly built with the characteristically Tudor reddish hair, has gone down in history as Bloody Mary, Catholic bigot and murderer of Protestants, one of the most reviled women in history.

O Henry: In Defense of Henry VIII

Ali MacLean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

Henry really got a bad rap. With all the crazy women he had to deal with, plus the stress of running a kingdom, I think he handled himself pretty well.

Tudor Dynasty Re-Examined In New Book

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty" (Delacorte Press, 640 pages, $30) by G.J. Meyer: Five centuries have not diminish...

So You're Thinking of Converting From Anglican to Catholic

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

In converting to Catholicism, you are really just switching over your "files" (ideas/customs/most profound expressions of faith) to your "Mac" (Catholic) "hard drive" (brain/immortal soul).

Bush Follies Brought Tudors to Broadway

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Surveying some of Broadway's best offerings over the last couple years, one common storyline jumps out. King Henry VIII and all of the Tudors-related atrocities have seen a prominent revival.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Talks "The Tudors," Sex And Spitzer

NY Mag | Jada Yuan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Do you feel like the show is over the top with all the steamy sex? Oh, come on. Sex is sex. These people didn't have TVs, they didn't have cars, they ...

Artist Porn: 10 Things That Turn Me On

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Writing a weekly column about artists that turn me on omits a gigantic portion of what turns me on as an artist. The truth is that more artists don't...

Showtime Experiments: Put "Tudors" Premiere On The Web

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Post claims: FANS of Showtime's "The Tudors" can catch Sunday's season opener online - but only if they're Showtime subscribers. Altho...

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Arrested At Airport For Drunkeness

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of the Henry VIII soap opera "The Tudors," has been charged with public drunkenness and breach of the peace at...

Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Mother Dies The Day After Airport Arrest

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Troubled Jonathan Rhys Meyers cracked open a can of extra-strong cider in the street at 10am yesterday - two days after being involved in a fracas at ...