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    >My new video "A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT," in which I don chain mail to find glory, donuts and spare change for my quest. BIGGER SCREEN ON YOU TUBE

    CLASSIC BOOK trailer! [bigger screen on YouTube]

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    Here's a sample of the hundreds of feature stories, articles, essays, reviews and commentaries published by Ethan Gilsdorf: 

    >PERSONAL ESSAY: Boston Magazine"The Day My Mother Became a StrangerAfter a sudden aneurysm, Ethan Gilsdorf’s mother was transformed. Almost 37 years later, the author searches for answers.”

    >FEATURE/TRAVEL: New York Times: “36 Hours in Boston”;  "36 Hours in Cambridge, Mass.," ; "36 Hours in Portsmouth, N.H."

     >FEATURE/POP CULTURE: New York Times: "A Game as Literary Tutorial: Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers"

    >COMMENTARY/TECHNOLOGY: WBUR Cognoscenti: "The Cost Of Engagement: Why I'm Against Online Comments"

    >FEATURE/TRAVEL: National Geographic: "14 Reasons to Go To New Hampshire Now"

    >COMMENTARY/POP CULTURE: USA Today "Instead of Muppets, most wanted is originality" 

    >REVIEW/MOVIE: WBUR/TheARTery: "'Black Panther' Rises To Top Of Marvel Pantheon With Its Own Powerful Myth"

    >FEATURE/TRAVELThe New York Times: "Tracking Thoreau Through a Land 'Grim and Wild'"

    >COMMENTARY/Books: WBUR/The ARTery: "Amazon Should Leave Brick-And-Mortar To The Little Guys"

    >FEATURE/POP CULTURE-FIRST PERSON: Boston Globe"The '80s? Stranger things have happened" (a re-enactment of the 1980s for a day)

     >REVIEW/MOVIE: WBUR/The ARTery: "Resistance Isn't Futile: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Delivers, With Rebellious Detours Along The Way"

    >REVIEW/BOOK: New York Times Book Review: "Misfit Creatures, Otherwise Known as Kids Today: review of "GORK, THE TEENAGE DRAGON" and "EVERYONE’S A ALIEBN WHEN UR A ALIEBN TOO"  

    >REVIEW/BOOK: New York Times Book Review: "'Gamelife: A Memoir,' by Michael W. Clune," 

    >COMMENTARY/MOVIES: Wired: “Peter Jackson Must Be Stopped”

    >ESSAY/TRAVEL: New York Times: “Hanging Around the Airport, and Liking It,” 

    >POP CULTURE: New York Times: "When Defending Earth Cost 25 cents": a feature about classic arcade games

    >MOVIES: Boston Globe feature series all about THE HOBBIT, including Main feature: The Hobbit Emerges; an interactive Map of Middle-earth with annotation and character guideThe Hobbit cheat sheetMaking Middle-earthThe Hobbit by the Numbers.

    >LIST/GAMING: WiredPrescription drug or D&D monster? You take the test.

    >FEATURE/POP CULTURE-GAMING: New York Times: "Take This Mitt, and Pass Me the Broadsword" (about Curt Schilling's video game company)

    >FEATURE-PROFILE:MOVIES: Boston Globe: "Viggo Mortensen sees through the eyes of an outsider"

    >FEATURE/POP CULTURE-GAMING: New York Times: "Players Roll the Dice for Dungeons & Dragons Remake" (about the future of the game Dungeons & Dragons)

    >ESSAY/HUMOR-RELATIONSHIPS: Boston Globe Magazine: "Geek Love: Can a gaming and fantasy fanatic find romance outside his realm?"

    >ESSAY/TRAVEL: New York Times: "When ‘Home for the Holidays’ Involves Two Homes

    >FEATURE/TRAVEL: Washington Post: "Boston's Harbor Islands shelter a multitude of surprises"

    >FEATURE/POP CULTURE: Christian Science Monitor: "Video game museum gives arcade classics extra lives"

    >PERSONAL ESSAY: Plenty: "Pedaling Love: Settling down with the bike of a lifetime doesn't come without its flings" 

    >TRAVEL/CULTURE/HISTORY: The Walrus: "Breaking Old Ground: How to construct a castle the medieval way: one hand-carved stone at a time."

    >MOVIES/CELEBRITIES: Boston Globe: "As colleagues, they hit on all cylinders: 'You Kill Me' director and stars form a mutual admiration society" (Sir Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoni)

    >PSYCHOLOGY/POP CULTURE: Psychology Today: “Suburban warrior syndrome: From The Matrix to Harry Potter, heroic fantasy is hot stuff. These modern epics tap into our frustrated impulse to be 21st-century knights—and may even help unleash the workaday hero inside each of us.”

    >TRAVEL/MOVIES: Boston Globe: It's otherworldly: Shooting Tolkien’s ‘Rings’ trilogy here was a capital idea for ‘Wellywood’ and its burgeoning film (and fan) industry

    >HUMOR/RELATIONSHIPS: Boston Globe Magazine: "Get Over It: A 12-step program to heal even the most pathetic cases of heartbreak."

    >TRAVEL: The Reykjavík (Iceland) Grapevine (originally appeared in The Boston Globe): "If You’re Not Smiling, It’s Not Delicious: Cooking and Travelling Thailand"

    >MOVIES/CELEBRITIES: Boston Globe: "Not the retiring type: A group of aging iconoclasts still gets a kick out of an indie film like 'Chatham'" (David Carradine, Rip Torn, Bruce Dern)

    >ESSAY: The Literary Traveler: "J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: A Literary Friendship and Rivalry"

    >TRAVEL: The Boston Globe: "Spirited & spiritual: On the coast of South India beach-bound tourists mix with Hindu pilgrims"

    >TRAVEL: Washington Post: "Mountain Biking in France: Pedal Power" 

    >POP CULTURE: The Boston Globe Magazine: "Lord of the Ka-Ching" -- Tolkien and Commercialism

    >TRAVEL: Boston Globe: "I was a (bad) monk for a week" page 1 / page 2 

    >TRAVEL ESSAY: Boston Globe: "Adventures, big or small, make the trip"

    >RELATIONSHIPS: Boston Globe: "Just like starting over: After breaking up with a longtime partner, going out is hard to do"

    >SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT: Christian Science Monitor: "What is the value of a tree?

    >NUTRITION: Christian Science Monitor: "Is it really just a bunch of Fluff?"

    >PROFILE: Boston Globe: "She keeps the faith for death penalty opponents" (Sisten Helen Prejean)

    >TRAVEL/SCIENCE: New York Times: "Boston, a Science Lovers kind of town"

    >PROFILE/ENVIRONMENT: Christian Science Monitor: "The man who saves national park vistas"