This year is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. As part of the festivities—would we call them festivities?—a TV team is taking a peek inside the bard’s final resting place. Much to my embarrassment, I cannot work up one iota of excitement over this.
400-year-old clay tobacco pipes that were discovered in William Shakespeare’s garden were found to have contained evidence of weed. Scientists in Pretoria, South Africa, analyzed residue from the pipes using an advanced forensic technique called gas chromatography mass spectrometry. The technology is sensitive enough…
Hot damn, this is going to be good. Rumor has it Natalie Portman has agreed to play Lady Macbeth in the big screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. But wait, it gets so much better, Michael Fassbender will play her hubby. Let the hot villainous sex-scheming begin!
Personas, part of the Metropath(ologies) art installation on display at the MIT Museum, generates a visualization of a person's online identity. We entered a few famous names to see if the internet knows something about them that we don't.
Thank goodness for portraits and computer-generated imagery. Otherwise, how would People readers vote on the looks of historical figures. I mean, really. Shakespeare is like, you know, a writer or whatever. But was he HOT!?
"I think he was a genius and geniuses are tricky to live with…But I think a man who hates his wife and doesn't dare leave her is all kind of a creep." That's Germaine Greer in a podcast on her (by most accounts successful) quest to prove the conventional wisdom that if Shakespeare really was Shakespeare his wife was a…