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My Salinger Year stars Margaret Qualley in literary coming-of-age memoir, with Catcher in the Rye author at periphery. Screen icon Sigourney Weaver delights as the boss of a wide-eyed wannabe poet in My Salinger Year, an adaptation of Joanna Rakoff's bestselling coming-of-age memoir, which orbits around the reclusive author.

My Salinger Year stars Margaret Qualley in literary coming-of-age memoir, with Catcher in the Rye author at periphery

A bright and eager-to-please white girl with big Rory Gilmore energy, Joanna (Margaret Qualley, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood) has dropped out of college to experience the romance of trying to make it as a writer in mid-90s New York City — but needs a gig to pay the bills. Without much fuss, she finds herself employed as an assistant at a small but prestigious literary agency whose wood-panelled walls are lined with portraits of former clients like Agatha Christie and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and where her duties include responding to letters sent to "Jerry" Salinger with a cold form letter — thanks, but no thanks — before running them through a shredder. In 1951 J.D. Here, that task falls to Joanna. These scenes could play as an ode to the timeless power of great fiction. Eric Clapton's song Layla was supposed to win back his love, but it delivered a place in rock 'n' roll history - ABC News.

It was midsummer 1970 in Florida.

Eric Clapton's song Layla was supposed to win back his love, but it delivered a place in rock 'n' roll history - ABC News

Eric Clapton looked out over the blue water knowing his life was at yet another crucial crossroad. "I was standing there wondering which way to go and was paralysed with fear about making a decision," he would later recount. "It seemed there were all these choices, musically and emotionally. " Untitled. Australian poetry projects, events and exhibitions by Australian writers. Poetry Object Learning Resources Open for submissions April 15 Register your school Commissioned poets Poems about special, curious & talismanic objects.

Australian poetry projects, events and exhibitions by Australian writers

David Bowie's Space Oddity is 50 years old but it still holds a cutting message. Rising Indigenous hip-hop artist Tasman Keith and father Wire MC tell three generations of stories. Posted about 2 hours agoSat 15 Jun 2019, 11:30pm Stories of struggle, the Stolen Generations, mission communities and the death of a traditional language: how would you vocalise three generations of Indigenous history?

Rising Indigenous hip-hop artist Tasman Keith and father Wire MC tell three generations of stories

Hip-hop artist Tasman Keith turns to his family to best articulate their story. "First and foremost, music is an outlet," he said. "But for my family, music is the best way to share our story and it has been that way for thousands of years. It connects us to our past. " Martin Scorsese and Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue film contains a hidden message.

Opinion Posted about 2 hours agoFri 14 Jun 2019, 10:00pm SPOILER ALERT: if you don't want to know the truth behind Martin Scorsese's new film, stop reading now.

Martin Scorsese and Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue film contains a hidden message

Anyone who says Bob Dylan hasn't got a sense of humour can't have watched his new movie, Rolling Thunder Revue, directed by Martin Scorsese. At the Sydney Film Festival audiences were laughing out loud at the characters, the storyline and the revelatory details contained in many of the scenes. What's God got to do with it? The religious upsurge in commercial hip-hop. Posted about 3 hours agoSat 8 Jun 2019, 10:45pm Since the first weekend of 2019, American rap artist Kanye West has led weekly Sunday Services — sometimes at his home, other times in the woods, and once at the Californian music festival Coachella.

What's God got to do with it? The religious upsurge in commercial hip-hop

Judging by videos shared by celebrities in attendance, the gatherings are light on the sermons. Instead, they feature gospel-style renditions of West's songs, such as Jesus Walks, as well as actual gospel music, performed by a predominantly black choir. It's an interesting step for the Chicago-born musician, who has used the moniker "Yeezus" since 2013. VOCAB WEEK 1 Figurative Language, Sound Devices, and Literary Devices. Figurative Language Examples. Definition of Figurative Language Figurative language is any figure of speech which depends on a non-literal meaning of some or all of the words used.

Figurative Language Examples

There are many types of figurative language, including literary devices such as simile, metaphor, personification, and many pun examples, to name just a few. Here's what made triple j's Hottest 100 top 10, including Ocean Alley's Confidence. Updated about 11 hours agoSun 27 Jan 2019, 12:53pm Sydney band Ocean Alley has won triple j's Hottest 100 countdown with their song Confidence.

Here's what made triple j's Hottest 100 top 10, including Ocean Alley's Confidence

The Northern Beaches group fielded four songs in the countdown including two songs in the top 10, with Knees coming in at number 10. Peter Combe on Wash Your Face In Orange Juice and why you can't underestimate kids. As told to Dave May and Richard Mockler Updated about 6 hours agoSun 23 Sep 2018, 1:05am Peter Combe is best known for his wacky children's songs but he regularly performs to sell-out adult crowds.

Peter Combe on Wash Your Face In Orange Juice and why you can't underestimate kids

Snoop, Dre, Cypress Hill: How hip hop went mainstream — and embraced weed — in the 1990s. Posted about 2 hours agoThu 20 Sep 2018, 9:30pm When you think of American music in the 1990s, many people would think of Seattle, guitars, and hair.

Snoop, Dre, Cypress Hill: How hip hop went mainstream — and embraced weed — in the 1990s

Grunge grew out of the suburban garages of the Pacific north-west and went on to transform mainstream music, via bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana. But that was the early 90s — and on the alternative charts. The story of pop music in the 90s, the stuff that was dominating the airwaves and television screens, is actually quite different. Could artificial intelligence help you write a hit song? Posted about 2 hours agoTue 4 Sep 2018, 9:07pm One common complaint about pop music is that it all sounds the same. The beats are generic, or the lyrics are cliched. Tracks lean on the same tropes: love won, love lost, proclamations of wealth and fame. There is some merit to this argument, says Michael Mauskapf, a musicologist and sociologist who teaches at Columbia Business School.

Teen slam poet Solli Raphael has a message for our politicians. Posted about an hour agoThu 30 Aug 2018, 6:48am Solli Raphael doesn't pull his punches. "I don't think politicians have a good grasp on the world around them, other than their world," he says. "I feel like I have a voice for my generation to be able to stand up for issues that will affect us in the future. " Solli isn't some ambitious young political staffer or think tank pundit. Instead, at just 13 he is officially Australia's champion slam poet, becoming the youngest ever winner at the national competition last year.

And he is using his newfound platform to call out those who he sees as failing to lead and make the most of their power. He takes a dim view of the leadership spill that played out in Canberra last week and suggests there are few, if any, people in politics who are engaged with what really matters. Neil and Liam Finn on fatherhood, Fleetwood Mac and finally collaborating. Updated 36 minutes agoTue 28 Aug 2018, 7:05am Liam Finn, quite understandably, spent a lot of time around musicians when he was growing up. "Being in a band and making music does keep people young in spirit," the musician says. "So, I grew up with a lot of big kids who were very funny. And watching Dad make music, and seeing people enjoy it, looked like an amazing thing to do. " The Kiwi solo artist and multi-instrumentalist — who has released several records under his own name and with his old band Betchadupa — has cause to think about the kind of upbringing he was afforded as one of two sons of Neil Finn, the Crowded House frontman.

That's because he now has a son of his own, Buddy, who is almost two, with wife Janina Percival, and has noticed the newest Finn's interest in music. Musician empowers women in fight against sexism and domestic violence through song. Updated about 3 hours agoThu 23 Aug 2018, 10:39pm It was a song that was born out of a female musician's frustration with how she was seen in the music industry. But thanks to a group of women who shared their stories, it was transformed into a broader statement about the sexism women experience everyday.

For 21-year-old Bathurst musician Gabbi Bolt, it was a gig like many others, and a male friend was helping her bring in her instruments and equipment. The man behind the bar asked the friend where he wanted to put his equipment, but Gabbi's friend shrugged and said, "Ask her". African-Australian rapper KUDZAI takes aim at gang stereotypes. Aretha Franklin: Grief and the politics of loss in Donald Trump's America - Donald Trump's America. Opinion. The influence of black American music on Australian Indigenous musicians - RN. Updated about 11 hours agoSat 21 Jul 2018, 1:29am When Indigenous jazz and blues singer Georgia Lee approached the microphone to sing Strange Fruit at the Sydney Town Hall in 1948, she was uncharacteristically nervous. The song, about the lynchings of black men in the American Deep South, was first performed in public by Billie Holiday in New York's Greenwich Village nine years earlier.

Lil' Kim, Lil Wayne, Lil Xan — why hip hop is all about the lil artists, and what it means. From stolen child to Indigenous leader: Archie Roach sings the songs that signpost his life - RN. Updated about 4 hours agoThu 12 Jul 2018, 12:03am. The Garret: Anita Heiss - Reading Australia. This unit of work was created in partnership with The Garret and accompanies their interview with Anita Heiss. Please click here to access the Interview, Bibliography, Show notes and Transcript, and Author profile. Hip-hop video by advocacy and peer disability support group uses technology to break new ground.

Poems about Places - Poetry Atlas. Australian music: Top 10 Aussie songs. AUSTRALIANS LOVE THEIR ICONS. Whether it's the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, a meat pie at the footy, Kylie Minogue in a disco ball or vegemite on toast, we are not ones to shy away from tradition. How complex are Aussie song lyrics? Analysis shows our wordiest songwriters - Science News - ABC News. Pop songs are dumb and getting dumber, and hip-hop is the dumbest genre of them all. Or so screamed headlines reporting a 2015 analysis which calculated "readability" scores for lyrics from US chart-topping hits of the previous decade.

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Suicide in the Trenches - poem by S. Sassoon. Structure/Rhyme - Suicide in the Trenches. What caused the French Revolution? - Tom Mullaney. The Shearers' Cooks: How Dick and Cheryl Duggan keep a team of sheep shearers well fed. Of Halloween - Halloween. Poems by poetic form. Stew: "Black Men Ski" James Geary: Metaphorically speaking. Natalie Merchant: Singing old poems to life. Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ...

Carvens Lissaint: "Put the financial aid in the bag" Shane Koyczan: To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful. Lemon Andersen: Please don't take my Air Jordans. Malcolm London: “High School Training Ground” Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry. Clint Smith: The danger of silence. How to Analyse and Annotate a Poem. 10 poems to read on National Poetry Day. Shadow Poetry - Poetry Types Introduction. ABC online education. “Imagine” World Peace: Protest Song Analysis.

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