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Researchers use Game of Thrones to describe ancestral social evolution in Eurasia and Africa

The vicious fight for survival and power among disparate kingdoms and clans may have led some ancient people to evolve facial traits more quickly than others, a study said Thursday. New research on 17 skulls from a collection of 430,000-year-old remains found at the base of an underground shaft in…

Game of Thrones asks: When does the desire for revenge go too far?

Now that Mad Men is over, I have some space freed up to talk about the last three episodes of Game of Thrones. Scott Kaufman has recapped last night’s shocking episode here, so I won’t be doing that, but I want to add a couple of thoughts about the themes…

Recap: ‘Game of Thrones,’ Season Four, Episode Six: ‘The Laws of Gods and Men’

Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Laws of Gods and Men,” begins — as all great things do — with men talking in a bank. Stannis Baratheon and his seaworthy boy, Davos, are trying to convince the Iron Bank of their importance by spouting out impressive-sounding titles. “This…

Game of Thrones Makes Its Audience Complicit

Last night’s Game of Thrones was a masterpiece, it really was. (SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT.) It worked even more perfectly than I guessed it would have, having read the books and known what was coming. I’m going to leave the in-depth recapping aside—Scott does a great job of it…

Prepare to enter the ‘Game of Thrones’ video game: a trailblazing TV spin-off?

The makers of the Walking Dead games are bringing the world of Westeros to consoles, but plenty of other shows deserve the same treatment It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a new video game based on Game of Thrones is on the way. This time it’s being produced by Telltale Games,…

Bezos is the one who knocks: Your ‘Breaking Bad’ guide to tech companies

In March, we compared the warring families of “Game of Thrones” to the major tech companies, with the Starks standing in for Google, the Lannisters for Facebook, the Targaryens for Amazon, and the Baratheons for…  …

HBO: High rates of ‘Game Of Thrones’ piracy is ‘better than an Emmy’

HBO says Game of Thrones 'piracy' is better than an Emmy (via The Inquirer) ACCORDING TO Time Warner CEO Alan Bewkes the ‘piracy’ buzz around Game of Thrones is a good thing, so good that it’s better than an entertainment industry award. The firm was talking about its latest financial…

George R.R. Martin reveals Season 5 plot twists in ‘Game of Thrones’

Though George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” books have been out for more than a decade, many viewers of the popular HBO show based on the books found themselves traumatized while watching the now-infamous Red Wedding episode last week. Martin, who reportedly enjoyed the fan freak-outs, doesn’t want anyone hurt…

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