Monthly Archives: May 2015

Menace and Beauty in the TV Landscape

I am a fan of the crime drama genre of TV show that offers confounding crimes and scenery worthy of a travelogue. These shows seem to fall into a category I will call placemaking crime dramas such as Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake set in the fictitious town of Laketop, New Zealand. Much of the […]

Getting Real with Runes

I attended a lecture this morning at the wonderful American Swedish Institute. I caught just the first of three sessions there today with Professor Henrik Williams, a philologist (one who dusts off and studies old languages). He is also one of the world’s seven PhDs in runology. For more than 30 years he has studied runes, […]