| Aug 13, 2010
| 3:59 PM
From the full-skirted polka-dot dresses of "I Love Lucy's" Lucy Ricardo to the cone bras and figure-hugging outfits worn by the women of " Mad Men," costumes have done as much as anything to make television memorable.
In recognition of the part clothes...
| Jun 19, 2010
Benjamin Rous has been selected as the new associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony. His first assignment here will be conducting the symphony's free outdoor pre-season concerts in August-September.
As associate conductor, he'll be responsible for...
| Aug 29, 2010
It may seem, thanks to her ManBooker Prize winning novel 'Wolf Hall' (just out in paperback, Picador: 608 pp., $16), that the novelist Hilary Mantel needs no more attention; but in fact the large body of her work — and she's been publishing for more...
| May 29, 2011
Complete Works and Correspondence
Edited by Janel Mueller
University of Chicago Press: 648 pp., $65
One of the difficulties of studying Tudor and medieval women is the silence they have left. Medieval people did not write nearly as much...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:42 PM
It just doesn't seem right watching Natalie Dormer act in contemporary clothing, let alone with her natural blond hair.
"I do quite a lot contemporary stuff," Dormer told me, laughing, during a phone interview from London, "but the American audience...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The prestigious Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Hilary Mantel for "Wolf Hall," her historical fiction of Henry VIII's court. Mantel was considered the odds-on favorite going into tonight's ceremony in London -- yes, the British do take bets......
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Philippa Gregory???s novel ???The White Queen??? is about the trials of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV during the period of English history known as the Wars of the Roses. One of the book???s many surprises is its retreat from......
| Feb 29, 2008
Early in "The Other Boleyn Girl," Katherine of Aragon (Ana Torrent), wife of Henry VIII, asks young Mary Boleyn ( Scarlett Johansson) why she has come to court. What does Mary bring, the queen inquires, besides her obvious youth and beauty?
| Mar 30, 2008
History tells us that, later in his life, England's King Henry VIII became extremely fond of extremely large codpieces -- decorative covers for a man's, er, vital area -- such as the one he's wearing in the portrait of him by Hans Holbein the Younger....
| Mar 28, 2008
NEW YORK -- "The Tudors," the racy, richly appointed series that returns to Showtime on Sunday for its second season, has never purported to be obsessed with authenticity.
But creator and executive producer Michael Hirst admitted he took substantial...
| Apr 19, 2009
Demonic attack -- now there's something that Hollywood animation crews have realized in vivid, awful detail in film after film. Check out the trailer for the new movie "The Haunting in Connecticut" and you'll see a perfect recent example. Shadowy figures,...