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“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

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

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We’ve hit the big categories in this year’s WiCnet Awards. This week, our Small Council discusses Best Actress in Season 4. Rowan Kaiser: Season 4 was a difficult year for Daenerys Targaryen, which meant a much higher degree of difficulty … Continue reading

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

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In this week’s Small Council, we discuss the most recent WiCnet Award vote: Best Performance as a Politician in Season 4. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, voting has been extended to Monday night. Check out our picks, and vote below! … Continue reading

The Small Council: What’s your pick for Best Special Effect in Season 4?

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In this week’s Small Council, we discuss our picks for Best Special Effect in Season 4! Cameron White: I’ve had people tell me that the scene where Dany chains up her dragons is one that made them tear up, and … Continue reading

Words Are Wind: “Maester”

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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

Who does Game of Thrones tourism, and why?

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Abby Waysdorf is a PhD candidate studying film and television-inspired tourism. Fort Lovrijenac looks the part, a stone fortress looming over the sparkling blue water of the sea framing Dubrovnik. It has thick stone walls, small windows, the city motto … Continue reading

WIC Live Host Adam Rady Debuts Season 2 Of Walking In Circles

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Earlier this year, Winter Is Coming launched a new Game of Thrones review show called Winter is Coming Live. Each week, host Adam Rady brought a panel of Game of Thrones fans together to discuss where the HBO series has … Continue reading

How realistic are Game of Thrones’ teens?

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Yi Li is a London student studying public policy. Game of Thrones—and especially the A Song of Ice and Fire series— is known for its shockingly young protagonists almost as much as for its liberal use of sex and violence. … Continue reading

No Middle Ground: Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones

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In the latest in our series on television parallels to Game of Thrones, freelance critic Jeremy Mongeau compares it to HBO’s other huge investment from the 2010-2011 television series: Boardwalk Empire. We’re some time away from seeing how Game of … Continue reading

HBO and Pyrrha offer Game Of Thrones jewelry available for Halloween

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  Would you pay the iron price for your Halloween costume? Vancouver-based jewelry store Pyrrha is betting you’re at least willing to pay the gold price for its handcrafted Game Of Thrones pieces. The Hollywood-famous jewelry store is collaborating with … Continue reading

Words Are Wind: “Warg”

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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 new “Words Are … Continue reading



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