This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in Irish lore of every kind, unparalleled in our history. (Summary from the Preface)
Hosted by freelance film critic (MSN, IndieWire, The Toronto Star, etc.) James Rocchi, The Lunch is a podcast that every week features a new critic or creator in the world of Pop Culture and Film, with the podcast recorded after a mid-day meal, with where and what was eaten covered in the lat moments of the show. Perfect for your lunch break, and as civilized a discussion of the lively arts as one could ask for, The Lunch is designed to be your favorite place for discussions of movies, L.A. restaurants and much more.
By James Rocchi
Built on the traditions of “theater of the mind”, The Electromagnetic Theater is a unique narrative experience for the age of podcasting. EmT presents newly-commissioned short plays, performed by a company of first-call New York theater and voice actors, and brought to life in an immersive soundscape. www.electromagnetictheater.com
First Person Arts believes that everyone has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. The First Person Arts Podcast is our way of celebrating the power of the personal. Hear hilarious, ridiculous, astounding stories from real life, pulled from our events archive, plus new tales from our listeners. Visit the First Person Arts website to tell your story. Podcast updates Tuesdays.
By First Person Arts
Tom Jones is considered one of the first prose works describable as a novel. The novel is divided into 18 smaller books. Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth. He develops affection for his neighbor's daughter, Sophia Western. On one hand, their love reflects the romantic comedy genre popular in 18th-century Britain. However, Tom's status as a bastard causes Sophia's father and Allworthy to oppose their love; this criticism of class friction in society acted as a biting social commentary. The inclusion of prostitution and sexual promiscuity in the plot was also original for its time, and also acted as the foundation for criticism of the book's "lowness." (Summary from Wikipedia)