Ancient tales of gods and heroes and medieval Scandinavia help us make sense of things like masculinity, betrayal, revenge and the end of the world.
Ever since it launched, the streaming platform has made its name by spearheading ever more daring innovations. But could this model be hurtling toward uniform plots and worldviews?
The battle for the Iron throne throws up all sorts of leaders that each has different leadership styles.
From Popes and philosophers to writers and emperors, the foot fetish has a long and storied history in our world.
During a two-decade period of English history known as the Anarchy, a woman sought to make the then-unprecedented move of ascending to the English throne.
No green screens or chasing after balls, the actors in House of Dragons are interacting with virtual environments.
Dragons have been used for political manoeuvring throughout the history of Britain.
The trope of traumatic and violent childbirth is not new to House of the Dragon, and is often used to reflect on pregnant representation and reproductive politics on screen.
Just like in Westeros, the fates of royal dynasties from history have been shaped by illness and affliction.
Enormous, scaly, fire-breathing dragons have fascinated civilizations for centuries. A scholar who studies monsters explains their power and appeal.
Game of Thrones made a name for itself with frequent and egregious depictions of sexual assault on screen. The upcoming prequel is moving in a new direction.
The key to understanding how brains can recover from trauma is that they are fantastically plastic – meaning our body’s supercomputer can reshape and remodel itself.
The video game community on Twitch has taken a massive interest in chess. The young, irreverent gamers and the ancient world of chess are both transforming as their cultures collide.
Even in the most tense and dangerous of moments, the elite has found a way to come back together.
Rogue coffee cups and changing hairstyles can distract film audiences. Whose job is it to maintain continuity? And does it matter in the big picture?
From Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, writers and linguists have invented an array of new languages.
Although the universe of “Game of Thrones” evokes the medieval era, several key figures in the series are directly inspired by characters from Roman antiquity.
From the Joker to a Game of Thrones prequel, origin stories are increasingly common in film and TV – perhaps at the expense of originality in popular culture.
It’s tempting to go along with the notion of Daenerys as Mad Queen in Game of Thrones, but what if, instead Dany was the real heroine of the series, and Jon Snow the real heel?
Some lessons from leadership theory for anyone aspiring to sit on the Iron Throne.