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UC users only Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light A fascinating look at the film noir genre including clips from noir classics and little-known gems. Interviews with modern noir aficionados like directors Christopher Nolan and Frank Miller, writers James Ellroy and Brian Helgeland and others, shape this multifaceted exploration of the movie style that grew out of the hard realities of post-World War II life. Newman , 21 min. Newman , 22 min. DVD Flesh and Blood:

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Hedge laying If hedges are not maintained and trimmed regularly, gaps tend to form at the base over many years. In essence, hedgelaying consists of cutting most of the way through the stem of each plant near the base, bending it over and interweaving or pleaching it between wooden stakes. This also encourages new growth from the base of each plant. Originally, the main purpose of hedgelaying was to ensure the hedge remained stock-proof.

Some side branches were also removed and used as firewood. The maintenance and laying of hedges to form an impenetrable barrier for farm animals is a skilled art.

The first copyright law was a censorship law. It was not about protecting the rights of authors, or encouraging them to produce new works. Authors’ rights were in little danger in sixteenth-century England, and the recent arrival of the printing press (the world’s first copying machine) was if anything energizing to writers.

Jon Bergeron Jon is a part time misanthrope, full time American. Jon loathes modern academia, art, culture, literature, politics, television, and everything on god’s green earth that has been inundated with boring, predictable, impotent, vapid Cultural Marxist horseshit which, mind you, is totally void of a single individual thought. Jon just realized he is a full time misanthrope. Anyways, Jon prays for this to change one day and something new to come along. Until then, Jon remains pessimistic with a loaded.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remakes? The lack of original thought in our arts and culture would make anyone think the western world is truly in decline. The movie industry no longer invests in such frivolous things as plot, script, and original ideas. The creation of movies along with literature, music, etc. Film as we know it is an individual thing, demanding mental honesty and a minimum of censorship.

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Lucas had considered doing a documentary about the Wolfman when he attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts , but he ultimately dropped the idea. Curt is modeled after Lucas’s personality during USC, while Milner is based on Lucas’s teenage street-racing and junior college years, and hot rod enthusiasts he had known from the Kustom Kulture in Modesto.

Toad represents Lucas’s nerd years as a freshman in high school, specifically his “bad luck” with dating. I realized after making THX that those problems are so real that most of us have to face those things every day, so we’re in a constant state of frustration. That just makes us more depressed than we were before.

The Fabulous “51”: When it introduced the “51” in , the George S. Parker Company knew it had a winner. The pen was stylish but not flashy, durable but not clunky, and reliable but not overengineered. Over the next 31 years, the pen proved itself immensely popular.

Posted on January 24, by Scott Alexander I. I briefly snarked about Leslie et al last week, but I should probably snark at it more rigorously and at greater length. The media, science blogosphere, et cetera has taken this result and run with it. A very small sample includes: Chronicle Of Higher Education: And so on in that vein. Imagine a study with the following methodology. Then you correlate those numbers with who gets lung cancer.

Your statistics program lights up like a Christmas tree with a bunch of super-strong correlations. This is the basic principle behind Leslie et al You would expect to find that perceived smoking correlates with lung cancer less than actual smoking, because the perceived smoking correlation is just the actual smoking correlation plus some noise resulting from misperceptions. So I expected the paper to investigate whether or not perceived required ability correlated more, the same as, or less than actual required ability.

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Thursday October 9 th 6: The back was piebald with yellow and black and dimly suggested the squamous coverings of snakes. Below the waist though, it was the worst, for here all human resemblance left-off and sheer fantasy began. Lovecraft – The Dunwich Horror. In this exhibition Stark presents a new collection of paintings that appear to depict a world divided, besieged and devoid of moral constraints.

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YMMV His soul is as turbulent as the sea. A titan straddling good and evil, serving no master but his own considerable desires. Did you know he spent years in a Tibetan monastery? Which I guess explains all the desire. Sometimes an Anti-Hero , others an Anti-Villain , or even Just a Villain , Byronic heroes are charismatic characters with strong passions and ideals, but who are nonetheless deeply flawed individuals who may act in ways which are socially reprehensible because he’s definitely contrary to his mainstream society.

A Byronic hero is on his own side and has his own set of beliefs which he will not bow nor change for anyone. A Byronic hero is a character whose internal conflicts are heavily romanticized and who himself ponders and wrestles with his struggles and beliefs. Some are portrayed with a suggestion of dark crimes or tragedies in their past.

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Aesthetics, a not very tidy intellectual discipline, is a heterogeneous collection of problems that concern the arts primarily but also relate to nature. In practice, aesthetic judgement refers to the sensory contemplation or appreciation of an object not necessarily an art object , while artistic judgement refers to the recognition, appreciation or criticism of art or an art work. Philosophical aesthetics has not only to speak about art and to produce judgments about art works, but has also to give a definition of what art is.

Art is an autonomous entity for philosophy, because art deals with the senses i. Hence, there are two different conceptions of art in aesthetics: They study the varieties of art in relation to their physical, social, and culture environments.

New A contracting agency generally has the discretion to determine its needs and the best method to accommodate them. Gallup, Inc., B, Sept. 25, , CPD ¶ at 5. Further, an agency has heightened discretion to define solicitation requirements to achieve the highest possible effectiveness when the subject of the agency’s acquisition relates to national defense or human safety.

These are the issues that come up repeatedly in couples counseling sessions: Statistically, white men tend to be relatively high earners. The sexism that women only earn a portion of what men earn, for the same work, extends to both gay men and straight men. Gay men of color face a dual challenge in managing social reactions and pressures from being both gay and people of color, and also gender expectations. There are many potential pressures to face and overcome. Straight men face a lot of social pressure, still, to earn more than their wives.

How these dynamics are expressed, and the conflicts that can result, are often the impetus for entering couples therapy. The gay men that I work with are often from mixed cultures or different nationalities. But it also adds an extra layer of mystery, excitement, exoticism, and fun. But along with cultural differences, such as language, food, spirituality, traditions, and habits, can be cultural differences about money. Just ask a scholar in feminist studies if that statement is true.

Unlike straight couples, who up until relatively recently had the monopoly on legal recognition of their relationships before domestic partnerships and marriage equality laws , gay men were treated by the law as two unrelated individuals under one roof, especially for legal and tax purposes. They are more likely to have joint bank accounts, joint tax filing, and automatic rights of survivorship on everything from ks to Social Security survivor benefits — and they have for generations.

Sex— Gay male couples tend to approach sex differently.

The Surprising History of Copyright and The Promise of a Post-Copyright World

Hedge laying If hedges are not maintained and trimmed regularly, gaps tend to form at the base over many years. In essence, hedgelaying consists of cutting most of the way through the stem of each plant near the base, bending it over and interweaving or pleaching it between wooden stakes. This also encourages new growth from the base of each plant. Originally, the main purpose of hedgelaying was to ensure the hedge remained stock-proof.

An early look at the Oscar race. This week our team breaks down what to expect next year at the Academy Awards and which movies have already started to make a splash.

There is one group of people not shocked by the record industry’s policy of suing randomly chosen file sharers: They already know what everyone else is slowly finding out: But now that the Internet has given us a world without distribution costs, it no longer makes any sense to restrict sharing in order to pay for centralized distribution. Abandoning copyright is now not only possible, but desirable.

Both artists and audiences would benefit, financially and aesthetically. In place of corporate gatekeepers determining what can and can’t be distributed, a much finer-grained filtering process would allow works to spread based on their merit alone.

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