Meet the Walt Disney of Eastern Europe

Meet the Walt Disney of Eastern Europe

For those whose taste in fairytales favours a darker touch, we’re traveling to the far reaches of Eastern Europe, and into the enchanting world of animator Jiří Trnka. The late Czech animator (whose name is pronounced “Yershy Trinka”) created nearly two-dozen films over his lifetime, from folksy gems like Grandfather Planted a Beet (1945) to the…

Erik the Red

A recent find by archaeologists put the first north Asians in North America 30,000 years ago.

The weird thing is that they used weapons made of ivory – in Siberia.

There used to be wooly rhinoceroses up there, you know.

The main European influx came after 1492, but most know of the Vikings centuries earlier.

It’s interesting to actually read the sagas of Erik the Red.