Culture Game of Thrones Only two weapons are effective against the Night King, his White Walkers and the army of the dead: dragonglass and Valyrian steel. The armies of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) began excavating dragonglass from beneath Dragonstone midway through Season 7—s o that half of the combat plan is covered—but the ultra-rare Valyrian steel has been spread across Westeros. Where Are the Valyrian Steel Swords? Far rarer than dragonglass, so valuable even Lannister gold can’t buy it, it was rare to witness the seemingly magical power imbued in Valyrian steel blades for the first few seasons of Game of Thrones. After Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) killed a White Walker with a dragonglass dagger in the third season episode “Second Sons,” we waited two more seasons before Jon Snow defeated a White Walker with his Valyrian blade, Longclaw, at Hardhome. As the endgame approaches with the April 14 premiere of Game … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones’ Season 8: Where are the Valyrian Steel Swords?
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Now that all but the memories of the bomb cyclone have melted away, you can get out and enjoy this city. Coming through town over the next few days is a show that puts the spotlight on Larry Laszlo's photos of celebrities; Billy Idol and Steve Stevens's Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged tour; the Colorado Symphony's take on the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack, and more! Keep reading for the 21 best events on the calendar this week.With a leader who can’t tell fact from fiction, it’s no wonder this country is in such turmoil. Coming to the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design to artfully sort things out for us is Kevin Young, author, New Yorker poetry editor and director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Local journalist Tina Griego will interview Young in RMCAD’s Mary Harris Auditorium, 1600 Pierce Street in Lakewood, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, about his new book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, … [Read more...] about The 21 Best Events in Denver, March 19 Through 25
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Clemson is the new Crimson.All hail Dabo The Conqueror.The Tigers rolled the Tide on Monday night in one of the best college championship game performances in any sport.Did they happen to mention on ESPN that quarterback Trevor Lawrence and wide receiver Justyn Ross are merely freshmen?The Clemson winning machine — an evolving cast — beat mighty Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game for the second time in three years, this one an astonishing 44-16 victory at Levi’s Stadium.The Tigers just keep rolling.Lawrence, Ross, Travis Etienne and Trayvon Mullen were among the many Clemson stars Monday night.It was Deshaun Watson, Ben Boulware, Mike Williams and Hunter Renfrow leading the way two years ago in Tampa.A California gold strike is why the core group of seniors on defense — Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell, Mitch Hyatt, Austin Bryant and Kendall Joseph — didn’t turn pro … [Read more...] about Sapakoff: Clemson scales Nick Saban’s Alabama football ‘mountain’ with CFP rout for the ages
POLITICS 12/22/2018 04:00 pm ET It took an immigrant to make the ultimate American movie. By Zach Carter “It’s A Wonderful Life” was supposed to mark Frank Capra’s triumphant return to Hollywood. After four years making war films with the Army, he was running his own movie studio on his own terms and had crafted an intensely personal statement with his latest film ― an expression of everything the Sicilian immigrant loved about his adopted country. He called it “my kind of film for my kind of people.” But the people, it seemed, had spurned him. “It’s A Wonderful Life”lost roughly $500,000 at the box office, a staggering sum for a director who began his tenure at Columbia Pictures on films budgeted at $18,000 a flick. The critics were unimpressed. The New York Times called it “too sticky,” a “figment of simple Pollyanna platitudes.” The New Yorker ruled Capra’s sentimental dialogue … [Read more...] about It’s A Wonderful Life: The Miraculous Origins Of A Christmas Classic
By Craig Hlavaty Published 12:29 pm CDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 PHOTOS: Texas from way up above Jay B. Sauceda, better known as one of the brain and CEO behind the popular Texas Humor web store, has a new book out. "A Mile Above Texas" is about what we look like from the wings of a single-engine Cessna thousands of feet in the air. >>>See more of Sauceda's photographic handiwork... less PHOTOS: Texas from way up above Jay B. Sauceda, better known as one of the brain and CEO behind the popular Texas Humor web store, has a new book out. "A Mile Above Texas" is about what we look like from ... more Photo: Jay B. Sauceda Released by University of Texas Press on Oct. 3, the 200-page photo book comes with 142 aerial photos that Sauceda took in 2015. In all he would take over 44,000 images over a nearly 4,000-mile odyssey, logging 36 hours in the air and stopping at 12 … [Read more...] about “A Mile Above Texas” gives God’s point of view of the Lone Star State