Month: February 2015

Irvine Welsh, Jon S. Baird Reteam To Adapt Walter Scott’s ‘Ivanhoe’ EXCLUSIVE– Iconoclastic Scottish writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and director Jon S. Baird(Filth) are re-teaming for a bold new adaptation of the classic Walter Scott adventure tale Ivanhoe.  Jens Meurer is producing through his Berlin-based Egoli Tossell Film banner. Meurer previously worked with Welsh and Baird on Filth, which is Read More

Hmm…So John Knox had some issues. Before John Knox returned home from exile to become a hero of the Scottish Reformation, he penned a shocking polemic against women in roles of authority: The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. The diatribe, which he planned to follow with a second and third Read More

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The hero and heroine are spending the night in a monastery. Time for vespers. Read More

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—and why I studied music, and my kids study music, and why school districts that cut music are run by [expletives deleted]. Read More

I’m in a writers’ group with author Chris Ward. (Buy his books. He’s a wonderful writer.) On a regular basis, Chris throws out British expressions that I have to look up. So I decided to create a blog feature about it. So, what did Chris say today? “Broke my duck” — Originating from cricket, it comes Read More

This is the first book series I remember reading. Fond memories. Read More

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