Game of Thrones

Cultureteca 21.05.17

Best-Preserved Nodosaur Goes on Display in Alberta This week the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada unveiled what has been described as the world’s best-preserved armoured dinosaur. A newfound species of nodosaur, with thorny armour to deter predators, it would have stretched 18-feet long and weighed almost 3,000 pounds during its lifetime between 110 million and 112 million years…

George RR Martin and the Art of the List

On 10 May 2016 George RR Martin published an excerpt in the form of a chapter from The Winds of Winter, the sixth novel in his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire and one which fans have been eagerly anticipating now for almost five years. A Dance with Dragons – itself the product of a five-and-a-half-year wait,…

Cultureteca 13.03.16

A new week for Cultureteca brings a drugs ban for Maria Sharapova, International Women’s Day 2017, minimal music courtesy of a La Monte Young reissue, news on the Myanmar presidency, the latest in Hyperloop technology, Game of Thrones, a solar eclipse, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more. * * * Maria Sharapova Has Tested Positive for the Prohibited Substance Meldonium…

Cultureteca 09.08.15

This week’s Cultureteca looks back over the first episodes of the first season of Game of Thrones; notes an interview between Richard Herring and Louis Theroux; and depicts the final Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Then after a brief thematic gif compilation on ‘Stasis and Flux’, there is a Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique minimix, and DS2 commentaries courtesy of…

Clotted Hinderparts and Privy Drains: Game of Thrones and a History of Death on the Toilet

Clotted Hinderparts and Privy Drains: Game of Thrones and a History of Death on the Toilet

The twentieth century saw an abundance of famous toilet-related deaths. Elvis died in 1977 at just forty-two years old, found on the bathroom floor of his Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, apparently having fallen from the toilet seat. Obese, and struggling with glaucoma, high blood pressure, liver damage, and an enlarged colon, the cause of his death was given as cardiac…