New Second Edition What if the government decided to invent a great lie to justify a disastrous war? What would happen to the people who know the truth? Extreme Prejudice delivers an explosive, high tension expose of the real facts surrounding the CIA´s advance warning of 9/11 and an insider´s look at Iraqi pre-war intelligence, told by one of the very few US assets covering Iraq before the war. It reveals the depths of deception by leaders in Washington and London to promote a successful image of their terrorism policy, and the shocking brutality to suppress the truth of their failures from Americans and the world community. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098686/bk_acx0_098686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Supreme Court ruled on several landmark cases this week — not only the Affordable Healthcare Act, but also a challenge to Arizona´s controversial, and influential, immigration law. The court ruled that most, but not all, of the law was unconstitutional. It comes on the heels of President Obama’s announcement that his administration would not deport the 800,000 undocumented immigrants under 30 who arrived here as children. Next, the new movie Beasts of the Southern Wild is a Louisiana fairy tale with a six-year-old hero. Hushpuppy lives with her father in an isolated bayou netherworld they call the Bathtub, a tiny community of scavengers separated from the mainland by a levee. When a storm nearly washes the Bathtub away, Hushpuppy struggles to survive and to make sense of her perilous place in the universe.Then, just in time for Canada’s 145th birthday (July 1 is Canada Day, in case you forgot), Studio 360 gives our northern neighbor a brand makeover. For the last several weeks, we’ve been looking at the image challenge After that, Kurt Andersen and Jian Ghomeshi, the host of Q, the CBC´s daily arts and culture show go head to head in a cross-border cultural quiz. The North American showdown is the culmination to our month-long redesign project. While Studio 360 has been rebranding Canada, Q has been redesigning America.And finally, Canadian folk-rock musicians — Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Cowboy Junkies, k.d. lang, to name a few — have made it big south of the border while retaining something essentially Canadian in their music. Perhaps it’s a sense of longing born of Canada’s wide, empty spaces. [Broadcast Date: June 30, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120630/rt_stud_120630_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Catholic Catalogue:A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life Image Melissa Musick, Anna Keating
Nikephoros - Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertum:Herausgegeben von Wolfgang Decker, James G. Howie, Peter Mauritsch, Werner Petermandl, Robert Rollinger, Christoph Ulf, Ingomar Weiler. 24. Jahrgang 2011: Images du sport antique. Actes du colloque international Paris, 12 décembre 2011. Textes publiés par J. -Y. Strasser.
A celebration of the timeless act of reading - as seen through the lens of one of the worlds most beloved photographers Young or old, rich or poor, engaged in the sacred or the secular, people everywhere read. This homage to the beauty and seductiveness of reading brings together a collection of photographs taken by Steve McCurry over his nearly four decades of travel and is introduced by award-winning writer, Paul Theroux. McCurrys mesmerizing images of the universal human act of reading are an acknowledgement of - and a tribute to - the overwhelming power of the written word.
This Very Short Introduction describes the new field of cognitive neuroscience - the study of what happens in the brain when we perceive, think, reason, remember, and act. Focusing on the human brain, Passingham looks at the most recent research in the field, the modern brain imaging technologies, and what the images can and can´t tell us.
Grenzenloses Streben nach Macht, unstillbarer Ehrgeiz, ein Ehepaar voller ruchloser Ambitionen und Pläne, dazu noch das Wirken übernatürlicher Kräfte vor der Kulisse des mittelalterlichen Schottlands - bereits Shakespeares Tragödie Macbeth liest sich wie das Skript eines gelungenen Psychothrillers, dessen Handlung voller Schrecken, Chaos und Leidenschaft das Publikum von Beginn an fesselt. Polanskis drastisch-realistische Filmversion von 1971 hat auch für Schülerinnen und Schüler heute ungebrochene Aktualität, gewährt sie doch Einblicke in die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele, welche für das menschliche Individuum unmittelbar existenzielle Fragen über die Bedeutung von Schicksal und freiem Willen aufwerfen. Polanskis Macbeth-Verfilmung ist geeignet für den Einsatz in der gymnasialen Oberstufe. Dieses Unterrichtsmodell liefert einen praxisorientierten Leitfaden zur Behandlung im Unterricht. Contents: Roman Polanskis Macbeth-Verfilmung (1971) - Vorüberlegungen zum Einsatz der Verfilmung im Unterricht - Klausuren und Facharbeitsthemen - Konzeption des Unterrichtsmodells - Hilfreiche Materialien, Aufsätze und Internetadressen Component 1: Act I: ´´Fair is foul, and foul is fair´´ - An Introduction to Polanski´s Macbeth: Drama into film - The opening scene - The weird sisters´ prophecies and their effects on Banquo and Macbeth - Characterizing Lady Macbeth and Macbeth by means of film Component 2: Act II: Images of Chaos and Confusion as Represented in Drama and Film: Illusion or reality? Filming the dagger soliloquy - The murder of Duncan and its visualisation - Expressing horror Component 3: Act III: Polanski´s Macbeth: Model Tyrant or Sensitive Killer? The banquet scene - The appearance of Banquo´s ghost and its effects on Macbeth´s mind Component 4: Act IV: Witches or Wise Women? Comparing the Representation of the Weird Sisters in Film Versions of IV,i Component 5: Act V: Evil and Its Consequences as Represented by Polanski: The sleepwalking scene: Lady Macbeth´s madness - Macbeth´s soliloquy: resignation and despair - Restoration of order or evil continued? Comparing the endings of Shakespeare´s play and Polanski´s film
The author’s transatlantic experiences primed him for insightful commentary about the prevalent American art practice of study in Paris. The French painter was familiar with the American artist community in Paris by teaching at the Académie Colarossi in the 1890s, and he participated in an American Art Association of Paris exhibition in 1898. After his own academic training in Paris with Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) and Alexandre Cabanel (1823–1889); Castaigne taught painting in Baltimore in the 1890s. He forged a career in the American art world by submitting paintings to the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He also produced illustrations for American journal articles and books. These interactions inspired Castaigne to write his novel, which is both a celebratory and a mocking account of American art practice in France at the fin de siècle with its simultaneously endearing and troubling protagonist. In the novel, Castaigne’s illustrations depict Phil “playing Indian” three times, and these images reveal the conflicted perceptions of American culture in the foreign capital. In addition to the frontispiece, where Phil appears twice and to which I will return, at the beginning of the novel, the reader is introduced to the character as he returns from the Bal des Quat’z’Arts in the morning, puttering around his studio in the feathered war bonnet and leather skin clothing of his costume (fig. 3). Significantly, Castaigne establishes his main character by pandering to international expectations of Americanness by means of the figure of the American Indian. Castaigne’s painting and the illustration made from it are truly transnational objects. In a French public collection, but reproduced and printed in an English-language volume and published in New York, its iconography imagines Franco-American cultural and artistic exchange within the impossible dream of an American art student in Paris. Castaigne’s mocking portrayal of his non-Native American artist as an American Indian and debasing of his protagonist reveals a fictional version of what was a common practice of white American artists “playing Indian” in Paris. These performances paralleled frequent jokes and insults from French artists and critics in the ateliers who linked non-Native American artists with Native Americans to belittle their work as they increasingly competed for French and American art markets. This analysis is part of a chapter in my book project on the American West in France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, entitled “Transnational Frontiers: The Visual Culture of the American West in the French Imagination, 1867–1914;” that considers the vicissitudes of “playing Indian” in late nineteenth-century France, and how different images of this act resonated within specific French and Franco-American contexts.
Cette pièce est une commande de l´association Syntono, écrite pour l´Itinéraire.Marqué par les enseignements tirés de ma résidence dans l´abbaye de Royaumont, je décidais de revoir la forme sur laquelle je travaillais, mais aussi de revenir à une épure qui m´allait définitivement mieux. J´ai toujours été attiré, pendant que je compose, par les bruits périphériques, qui font une grande partie du plaisir d´écrire: bruit de papier frotté, tourné, arraché, jeté, bruits du crayon, etc. J´avais été frappé par la sensualité de ce geste d´écriture dans le film de Michel Deville, La maladie de Sachs - Albert Dupontel jouait un médecin, calmant son insomnie en écrivant la nuit, au feutre sur des feuilles de bristol, appuyé sur une épaisse table de campagne en bois. C´est un court extrait audio de ce moment d´écriture que j´ai utilisé comme matière première à cette pièce: l´acteur prend une feuille sur une pile de bristol, la pose devant lui, la caresse du dos de la main, puis expire avec intensité. J´y ai vu une belle image de l´acte d´écriture.Colin RocheCompositeur/Auteur : ROCHE ColinDiscipline/Instrument : alto et harpeSupport : PartitionStyle/Genre : contemporainDate de parution : mars-05Nombre de pages : 10
For 60 years Baley has kept a secret. One that could get him killed. One that could get everybody killed. You see, Baley is an intelligent machine, what everyone calls an Inn-eye. Humans created Inn-eyes in their own image. They look and act like humans. They even die like humans, at a time set the moment they were built. When that time arrives, each Inn-eye´s energy cell dies and so does the Inn-eye. And 60 years ago Baley´s energy cell died. But Baley did not die. Highram Throttle is the vicious chieftain of the Kill-Them-All movement. He wants to rid the Known of the Inn-eye scourge once and for all. Throttle believes there are Inn-eyes - maybe even just one - who have outlived their programming. If he could find that immortal Inn-eye, humans would rise up with him and kill them all. Fate has a wicked sense of humor. Registration is imposed, and every Inn-eye must return to its place of birth to verify its unique identification code. Baley is put in charge, and he reports directly to Highram Throttle. Baley could thwart Throttle´s plan and save the Inn-eye species by taking his own life. But Baley doesn´t want to do that. Baley wants to live. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Tell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098064/bk_acx0_098064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.