Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Call to (Better) Arms

I must talk about video games again, and I’ll have you know that while researching this post, I passed up an article called “Art and Death in the Middle Ages.” The sacrifices I make! Last week an article titled “Fantasy Armor … Continue reading

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Distant Worlds

My life fell apart this year. There’s not really a better way to say it. I lost the most precious things imaginable to me, including a lot of my self identity. Sorry to be such a downer. If you’ve been … Continue reading

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The Second Annual Starving Art Historian Gift Guide

What is it about gift guides, you guys? I will read stupid magazines I normally hate if it’s the holiday issue. There’s something about stuff just crammed onto one page and sorted into neat categories that makes me think having … Continue reading

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A Different Sort of Goth

The Dark Ages get the shaft of history and art history pretty often. Of course, it’s not a rare specialty, but over the centuries it has been derided. One of the first major art historians, Giorgio Vasari, had almost nothing … Continue reading

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