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A Brutal Truth

NOV / DEC 2017: BY JESSICA SANTULLI

Life in the 1700s Scottish highlands is no easy walk in the park.  Just ask Claire Randall, protagonist of the Starz original series, Outlander, now in its third season.  Continue reading

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The Allure of Long Ago: Outlander

MAY / JUNE 2015: BY RACHEL SEXTON

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The concept of time travel may be one that still eludes scientists, and may always do so, but that hasn’t stopped writers and filmmakers from using the idea for stories across literature, film, and television. It appears in genres as diverse as action (the Terminator franchise) and comedy (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure), and in projects both small-scale (Looper) and big-budget (Back to the Future). The inherent drama of this plot device can show itself in many ways, but for the use of time travel in a story to truly be effective, the time the character travels to must be fully realized. Historical accuracy is very important when a well-documented period of the past is visited. Recently, one project admirably accomplished just that. The television adaptation of Outlander achieves a gorgeous sense of place and atmosphere to enrich the romantic, thrilling narrative. Continue reading