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Period Pieces

  1. close reads
    The Queen’s Gambit Is the Forrest Gump of ChessIt knocks you out with its lush costume design and production, while its beautiful white heroine slips unscathed past the roiling traumas of the era.
  2. trailer mix
    I Am Agog at the Stunning Re-creation of 1819 Massacre in the Peterloo TrailerDown with the Corn Laws!
  3. ‘The Great Philouza": A Masterpiece of Old-Timey Comedy“I’m going to the general store! For a phosphate!” The fact that these quaint-sounding words are shouted in anger by David Cross is just one of […]
  4. period pieces
    The Downton Abbey Cast Can’t Wear Modern Underwear AnymoreBecause of “Bottlegate.”