A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.
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A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.
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Ah, Washington: evergreens, coffee, rock, and rain. That’s pretty much it, right? Well, no. There is a whole lot of weird going on in our state. Washington is home to some of the weirdest travel destinations, scariest legends, and most colorful folks in the United States.Because there are so many odd and unusual tales, cemeteries, beasts, and people here, it took two authors to traverse the state to document it all. With cameras and notepads, and apples (of course) in hand, Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio boldly ventured the highways and byways, back roads and forests, shorelines and mountaintops to investigate all the state has to offer. For starters, there are lots of unexplained events here–in fact, we’re ranked number two in the whole country for mysterious phenomena: America’s only unsolved hijacking happened here; look up, but watch out for raining rocks, mysterious flying men, and UFOs; look down, and you might uncover a body turned to soap in Crescent Lake or deadly monsters in Lake Washington.Where else can you find a tribute to a giant squirting razor clam? Discover Ozette, our own Pompeii of the Pacific Northwest, cruise by Gospodor’s monumental controversy on your way to Gravity Hill, but if that’s Bigfoot you see, no worries because here in Washington, Bigfoot saves lives Investigate the elusive Northwest tree octopus, feed a hungry ghost at Starvation Heights, and see what’s not going on in Aberdeen. Yes, Washington is a whole lot weirder than you ever imagined, and "Weird Washington" is here to show and tell you all about it.
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Pratt Institute will present Legends 2015, an annual scholarship benefit honoring art and design professionals whose works have helped shape the cultural landscape.
The event will be held Oct. 29 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. The gala will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and awards ceremony. Legends 2015 raises funds for merit- and need-based scholarships, as 90 percent of Pratt students receive financial aid to pursue their education.
The honorees are Daniel Boulud, chef and owner of 16 restaurants, including Daniel and Café Boulud, and the Feast & Fêtes catering company; interior designer Nina Campbell; photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
Previous Legends Award recipients have included Laurie Anderson, Iris Apfel, Dale Chihuly, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber and David Yurman.
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*Includes 20 classic Twain quotes*Includes pictures of Twain and important people, places, and events in his life*Includes a Table of ContentsWhile Halleys Comet lit up Earths sky in 1835, Americas biggest literature star was born. Though Samuel Langhorne Clemens toiled in obscurity as a river boat pilot on the Mississippi and to this day remains a name oft forgotten, that young man became famous around the globe under his unforgettable pseudonym, Mark Twain. Although Twain spent the first 30 years of his life working odd jobs, his printing background, sharp wit, and humor helped establish him first as a journalist and later an author. His writing career took off in 1865 after his humorous short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” was published. Newspapers enamored with his humorous accounts of his travels began hiring him to chronicle his trips through travelogues, such as The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrims’ Progress and A Tramp Abroad. Twains meteoric rise in literature took off in the 1870s with the publications of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Prince and the Pauper, novels that demonstrated Twains versatility, with Tom Sawyer capturing the essence of American childhood along the Mississippi and The Prince and the Pauper providing a biting social commentary that displayed Twains wit and humor. Those books were followed by Twains crowning achievement, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which combined the whimsical adventurousness of Tom Sawyer with social commentary about American culture and its treatment of blacks. Huckleberry Finn is one of Americas best known books and has long been regarded as the first Great American NovelTwain kept writing at a breakneck pace in order to attempt to remain financially afloat, but the last two decades of his life were personally and professionally trying. Family problems and the deaths of his wife and daughter near the end of his life made him depressed, and he was forced to declare bankruptcy in
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The world’s most popular computer game is taking a bold new step to counter harassment.
“League of Legends” publisher Riot Games announced in a blog post last week that North American players now have access to a new “reform system” that works to correct abusive behavior in the competitive online game.
If you’re playing a game and experience abusive language from a teammate or opponent, you can report that player at the end of the match — as usual. But now, a system is in place to automatically process the content of a player’s chat messages. It will “validate” the report and deliver a “reform card” to the offending player, detailing their negative behavior and the punishment they’re receiving in hopes of improving their interactions moving forward.
“If a player shows excessive hate speech (homophobia, sexism, racism, death threats, so on) the system might hand out a permanent ban to the player,” Jeffrey Lin, Riot Games’ lead social systems designer, elaborated in a comment on the blog post.
Punishment is supposedly handed down within 15 minutes after a game concludes. But how accurate can an automated system really be?
“In terms of false positives, we recently flew in Player Support and Player Behavior team members from all around the world to hand-review thousands of chat logs, and we saw false positive rates in the 1 in 6000 range,” Lin said.
The reform system is currently in a “testing” period, meaning that actual Riot Games employees will review the first several thousand reports. If all goes well, it’ll be introduced to all other regions that “League of Legends” is available in — Europe, Korea, China and Southeast Asia.
Ben Kuchera of Polygon noted Monday that it’s already rolling out for European players.
“League of Legends” has long led the charge in terms of how popular video games deal with online trolls, introducing innovative ways to counter harsh language and improve player behavior. The game is tremendously popular, boasting over 67 million monthly players in 2014. Because it’s typically played competitively with other humans — rather than against computer-controlled players — tensions can sometimes run high during matches.
Riot Games’ blog post notes that moving forward, the reporting system could also be used to reward players who display good behavior, rather than just punishing those who do not.
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During a celebratory weekend in California, Oprah gathers extraordinary men and women of civil rights, arts and entertainment together for a historic portrait shoot. Find out why she chose this time to honor these 14 legends.
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A month-long celebration in January honoring civil rights legends who paved the way as we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that changed the trajectory of America forever.
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Art history, ecclesiastics, fabulism and a profound delight in materials conspire in the studio of Margaret Ouchida. Her engrossing mixed media light-and-shadow boxes (which she calls “box animation”) tell many kinds of universal stories — art history, folklore, scripture and children’s literature. But the real story is more fundamental still, and that is the story of her relationship to her craft; and her desire to transcend artificial, unhelpful boundaries between genres and techniques in order to arrive at a more intimate and expansive understanding of what inspires an artist. “I don’t want to be boxed in,” she says, no pun intended, “to working in just one medium. I am captivated by so many materials, and I want to move between them intuitively.” Nevertheless, the stories she interprets in this way do carry compelling meaning. It’s the wonderment and patiently detailed way in which Ouchida negotiates between form and idea that gives her work its joyful life.
The works in Stories, Legends, and Realms offer a comprehensive overview of her practice, as each articulates an aspect of her inspirations and methods. “We Will Not Bow” is a 5-panel piece, a row of one-inch deep light boxes, whose images are built on acrylic backings of watercolor, colored pencil and lighting gels. A blue sky is variably saturated according to the elapsing time of day. An expanse of bright, hot desert sand is punctuated by figures and stone structures in both the foreground and far distance. It’s clear from the gestures and costumes that a religious parable is underway; and in fact it is based on the story of three men who were miraculously saved from a fiery death at the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar, having refused to worship a false god as directed. “It’s one of my favorite Bible stories,” says Ouchida. “Plus I really wanted to recreate fire in a piece!” Expertly deployed cellophane, vellum and fans create a convincing special effect of smoke and fire — and better still, she organized a narrative sequence in which those elements move the story.
“Rendezvous II” is a rare single-panel piece depicting a meeting between a princess and a unicorn. While different in tone, it is made the same way and thus speaks to the range of themes treated in her style. As with “We Will Not Bow,” it is clear that it’s the atmospheric effects where she strives for realism — and the figurative drawing is free to remain stylized, nearly pre-Raphaelite in its expressive flatness, allegorical in a sort of literary/educational mode. To that point, the shadow box “The Wedding” (which is part of her toad-based universe, more on that later) employs different materials, techniques, content and visual style than the lightboxes. Yet in the same spirit, this and related works elaborate on her appreciation for novel tech and seductive materials — and importantly, her affection for contextualizing those materials within her storytelling impulse. “The Wedding” is a theatrically-lit diorama featuring cut-paper lilypads, an orchestra band in silhouette and undulating water glass. The painted toad-bride’s dress is a silk calla lily. It’s worth noting that Ouchida’s pets include a family of pampered toads, who serve as inspiration, models and muses in her art and writing.
Speaking of, “T’ode to Klimt” is the first in her new “t’ode” series — homages to art history in which protagonists are replaced by the aforementioned toads. Baudrillard said that “simulation is the ecstasy of the real,” and when it comes to Ouchida’s accomplishments as a matter of craftsmanship, words like labor-intensive, meticulous and painstaking fail. Based on “The Kiss,” she’s engineered a gilded grove with scores of elements including but not limited to: flocked grass, 1,400 clay flowers, twinkling LED stars, laser-cut trees and hundreds of paper leaves on dripping vines. “It’s like copying a Master,” Ouchida explains. “You get to work in their palette, but it’s not a copy; it’s something much more than that.” It’s a new life for an old legend. It’s a t’ode.
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The years pass slowly and uneventfully in the kingdoms of Hagville and Crystal City. The Royals are coming of age in both kingdoms and are being informed of their imminent attendance at school. With the beginning of her schooling and the impending nuptials of her brother, Prince Matthew, Princess Serenity of Crystal City cannot contain her excitement in anticipation of her brother’s wedding and her journey to finishing school. This will be her biggest and best adventure ever Prince Elgrin lives in a dreary castle in Hagville with his parents Queen Hag and King Minos. The sun never shines brightly there and the weather is always overcast. In general, things are a little dull and dreary. Get ready for the next part of this awesome adventure with Princess Serenity, Prince Elgrin, and all their little friends. What mysteries will the young royals unravel on their journey? Come along and find out in Legends of the New Worlds: The Next Chapter, the second book in a series. Shelly Katheryn has been writing stories since she was in third grade. This is her second published book. She lives on a large farm in western Manitoba with the love of her life. Publisher’s website: http: //sbprabooks.com/ShellyKatheryn
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Originally produced for IMAX theaters, the documentary Legends of Flight offers a glimpse into the future of air travel from the perspective of a seasoned test pilot. As aviation enthusiasts at the Paris Air Show cheer the unveiling of the massive Airbus A380, we witness the creation of the revolutionary, carbon fiber 787 Dreamliner from the moment it’s conceived, to the moment it takes flight. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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