Tag: Martin, George R R

Critic’s Notebook: I Ignored ‘Game of Thrones’ for 8 Years. Then Inhaled It in 5 Weeks.

It’s too bad we call it bingeing. “Bingeing” is panicked pleasure. It’s pleasured shame. It’s disordered snacking. It’s 12 scoops of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Core when one is rumored to suffice. I say too bad that watching multiple episodes of a show in a single sitting has been stamped “bingeing” because I watched “Game […]

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On YouTube, ‘Game of Thrones’ Superfans Prepare for the End

“Game of Thrones” is a fantasy saga, of course, but it is also a mystery, one that has obsessed fans throughout its run. While many big narrative questions have been answered, like the one about Jon Snow’s true parentage, several remain as the show nears its end, including two of the most pressing: Who will […]

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Feature: What I Learned on My Vacation to Westeros

The first time I saw a map of Westeros, I was struck by how much it looked like an inverted map of Ireland. There were some differences, of course. Size, for one thing: Westeros is a sprawling continent, whereas the entire island of Ireland could fit snugly inside the state of Indiana. And the northern […]

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T’s Best of 2018: T’s Most Thrilling Long Reads From 2018

This year, we profiled Solange, George R. R. Martin and Viggo Mortensen; asked 10 authors to write an exquisite-corpse fairy tale set in Florida; took a hard look at the lack of Asian-American actors in film and television; studied Michigan as the center of the Modernist experiment; and documented New York in the early ’80s […]

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T’s Best of 2018: The Most Entertaining Videos T Made in 2018

The artist and collector invites T into his eclectic home.Published OnJune 20, 2018CreditCreditScott J. Ross Meet an Artist Who Matches His Suit to His Couch For our inaugural online art issue, the visual artist and collector Cary Leibowitz — known in the ’80s and ’90s as “Candy Ass” — took us on a tour of […]

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George R.R. Martin on How ‘Nightflyers’ Made ‘Game of Thrones’ Possible

George R.R. Martin was surprised to learn that his 1980 novella “Nightflyers” was being turned into a television series by Syfy, mainly because he hadn’t realized that he’d sold the TV rights to it. When he heard that the show was in development, he said, his first reaction was shock and outrage: “Wait a minute! […]

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George R. R. Martin, Fantasy’s Reigning King

AS IMPRESSIVE AS Martin’s universe is, his fans’ engagement with it is perhaps even more so. In the science fiction and fantasy (SFF) community, people often refer to fanac (short for fan activity), which takes many forms: cosplay (costume play), fan art, fan fiction, even filk — a musical genre comprising original songs, parodies and […]

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