Cook Sails into Prime Time

Captain Cook is the inspiration behind America’s latest hit reality TV show. The Ship follows a group of ordinary folks in their bid to sail a replica of the Endeavour from Australia to Indonesia. Described as “a rather brilliant piece of synoptic history,” The Ship focuses simultaneously on the explorer’s achievements and his controversial legacy. The 21st-century crew includes women, Maori, and Australian Aborigines; “people Cook was more likely to pepper with birdshot than invite onboard.”


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Cogs Begin to Turn on Avatar Sequel Set

Cogs Begin to Turn on Avatar Sequel Set

Leave it to James Cameron to find a way to work through a pandemic, Yohana Desta writes for Vanity Fair. Like every other major film production, the Avatar sequel – which…