Are you still getting your head around the season five premiere of Game of Thrones? We'll help you get your head in the game: Make like Daenerys Targaryen and get ahold of some dragon eggs, hear how linguists invented Dothraki and listen to Fred Armisen tell Alec Baldwin why he loves GOT on an episode of Here's the Thing.
Let lifestyle and craft guru JacquieLongLegs show you how to celebrate the Game of Thrones season four premiere AND Easter all in one fell swoop.
This week, Alec talks with Fred Armisen. Armisen has been a punk rock drummer, currently he’s a cast member on Saturday Night Live and is also the co-creator and co-star of IFC’s Portlandia. Armisen has always been ambitious; when he was a drummer, he recalls, he always "wanted much more."
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From KCRW's The Business, hosted by Kim Masters
As it tries to keep up with increasingly savvy audiences, Hollywood hires experts to bring authenticity to its films and television shows — from the set design, to the costumes, to the language used. But how do you make sci-fi and fantasy sound authentic? The HBO series Game of Thrones hired a linguist ...
Bob Thompson, director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television and professor of Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University and author of Television in the Antenna Age: A Concise History, follows up the question of whether the quality of television programming is better now than it has ever been, and how we can decide.
More than 100 fans lined up in Midtown on Friday to catch a glimpse of real-life props that are part of the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones.
Each episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones starts with a map of Westeros — as the camera sweeps over each kingdom, it sprouts castles, towers, and cities with beautiful precision. Matthew Reinhart has managed to reproduce the magic of CGI in an ancient medium: paper.