We're Never Getting Another Game Of Thrones Book, But HBO Will Be Making Thrones Spinoffs Forever

Normally around this time in May, Game of Thrones, HBO’s hit show about sailing and cousin-fucking, is approaching the halfway point of its season. The course of the season’s plot has been charted, glowery dudes have glowered across dimly lit tables at each other, and at least one character has been parted with their…

Theoderic The Great Was A Barbarian General Cloaked In The Language And Political Concepts Of The Past

As the central institutions of the Roman Empire in the west crumbled and the provinces splintered off and went their own way over the course of the fifth century, new kingdoms popped up to take their place. Today, we tend to identify these new political units with specific barbarian groups: the Visigoths in southwest…