A new exhibition collects maps from ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and other fictional worlds

Even writers who create artful fictional landscapes sometimes need directions. So much is clear in “Mapping fiction, ”A new exhibit at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in California that explores how writers and cartographers have mapped amazing worlds both as and in contrast to our own. The show coincides with the centenary … Read more

Around the world in 80 days on PBS

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television on Sunday, January 2nd. All times are eastern. Top choice Around the world in 80 days (PBS, 8pm): David Tennant stars as explorer Phileas Fogg in a new eight-part adaptation of the classic Jules Verne novel. There are some major changes in this rendition, especially with Abigail … Read more