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Everything you ever wanted to know about the combined edition of A Feast For Crows & A Dance With Dragons

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Fergus Halliday is a freelance PC, tech & pop culture writer. 2015 marks the fourth year since the last volume of A Song of Ice & Fire was released as well as Season 5 of the Game of Thrones TV … Continue reading

The Small Council: What stood out most to you about the Season 5 trailer?

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Welcome back to The Small Council, where our staff and contributors give quick answers to the pressing questions about Game of Thrones! This week, we welcome new staff member David Harris as well as Scott Andrews of our Words are … Continue reading

“Who said anything about ‘him’?”: An Unsullied reaction to the Season 5 trailer

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Brandon Nowalk is a freelance television and film critic whose work has appeared at The A.V. Club, Indiewire, Salon, and more. He’s just begun two new series at the blog he never updates, But What She Said. He thinks it’s time … Continue reading

The problem with ethics in Game of Thrones: Honor, bullet-biters, and intuition-chasers

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Yi Li is a London student studying public policy. She previously wrote on teenagers in Game of Thrones, and is a member of our Small Council. Game of Thrones is so rife with ethical dilemmas and dueling political philosophies that … Continue reading

Words are Wind: Wildfire

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“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song of Ice and Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In this “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott … Continue reading

What philosophies do Game of Thrones’ characters follow?

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Jake Emen is a freelance writer living in Bethesda, MD who has been published in a variety of print and online outlets. You can follow him on Twitter, and check out his musings on food, whiskey and random misadventures at ManTalkFood.com. … Continue reading

Why “The Children” is the best episode of Season 4

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by Yi Li For the Best Episode of Season 4 poll, our staff argued for our favorite episodes of the season… As Game of Thrones nears the end of published book material, it’s fitting that “The Children” is all about … Continue reading

The 33 Most Stunning Deaths in Game of Thrones

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If there’s one thing four seasons of Game of Thrones has taught us, it’s that anyone can die at any time. From sudden executions to skeletons popping out of the ground, GOT has seen more than its fair share of bizarre, disgusting, … Continue reading

Netflix wants Marco Polo to be its Game of Thrones–does it succeed?

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Dave Crewe is a teacher and freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia. If you’re looking for some holiday binge-watching to satiate your Game of Thrones addiction, Netflix have their fingers crossed you’ll turn to Marco Polo. The series–originally intended for Starz … Continue reading

Words Are Wind: Wights and White Walkers

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“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song of Ice and Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In the “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott … Continue reading

“Explain to me why it is more noble to kill 10,000 men in battle than a dozen at dinner?”: On Consequentialism in Game of Thrones

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Yi Li is a London student studying public policy. She previously wrote on teenagers in Game of Thrones, and is a member of our Small Council. When Tywin Lannister asked this in “Mhysa” I couldn’t have been the only one … Continue reading

The Small Council: Who’s your pick for Best Actor in Season 4?

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It’s the penultimate category of the 2014 WiCnet Awards! This week, we’re making our picks for Best Actor. Ani Bundel: The caliber of its cast is one of Game of Thrones’ greatest strengths. There’s been more than one casting choice where I … Continue reading



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