100 Awesome Open Courses for Bibliophiles | Online College Tips Book lovers and collectors don’t have to stop learning after they graduate college. There are loads of free courses to take online that will supply you with reading lists, information about the history of books and manuscripts, linguistics, foreign literature, ancient texts and more. Here are 100 awesome open courses for bibliophiles. Literature Take these courses to explore great writers, compare styles, and learn about the writing tradition. Introduction to Fiction: Compare narrative styles of Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Joseph Conrad. Foreign Literature Learn how different cultures produce different literary traditions, from China to Latin America and beyond. Spanish Poetry: This crash course in Spanish poetry is actually a video seminar. Linguistics Bibliophiles who are also interested in linguistics will enjoy learning about the style, expression and language of the books they read. Introduction to Linguistics: Understand the basics of human language. Ancient Texts
Illustrations Of Unusual And Rarely Spoken Words Recumbentibus—A knockout punch, either verbal or physical. The Irish illustration duo of James and Michael Fizgarald, or also known as The Project Twins, have come up with a series of illustrations that visually represent rarely spoken and heard of words. In their series called ‘A-Z of Unusual Words’, the meaning of the words have been visually defined in the form of a whimsical poster—which can be purchased on their website. Here are some of their ‘informative’ posters: Acersecomic—A Person whose hair has never been cut. Harmartia—The character flaw or error of a tragic hero. Jettatura—The casting of an evil eye Pogonotrophy—The act of cultivating, or growing and grooming, a mustache, beard, sideburns or other facial hair. Ostentiferious—Bring omens or unnatural or supernatural manisfestations. Scripturient—Possessing a violent desire to write. Ultracrepidarian—A person who gives opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. Yonderly—Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded
Sydney Easter Weekend Dollfie Meet by Moé Moé Rabu Its been way over a month since this event but I finally got around to sifting and editing the photos. Last month I was invited by my dollfie friend Megami to an Easter themed dollfie meetup. Its been a very long time since I went to a dollfie meet, like WAY back in 2007, and I was once again excited about attending one since I am now an owner of my own dollfie. Another thing about turning up to this meetis to get me some practice in photographing dollfies on the spot. Since it was Easter, there was also an Easter theme for this meetup and there was a small competition and anyone could enter. The winner was the one with the red hair and black hat. One major difference between a super dollfie and dollfie dream is that a SD can be posed much more easier than a DD. At first I was only going to bring Erika, but she insisted that I bring along Roobar’s dollfie, Saber. Overall the dollfie meet was great fun. On another note some of the photos here turned out good, and some not so.
Flame Painter Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. You can try it here, change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. When you change the background from black to white, the palette changes from additive to subtractive and the feeling of the painting is very different. It's not easy to explain all brush parameters, so I leave this for your experimentation. Check out new Rebelle - the real watercolor and acrylic paint program, Amberlight - abstract art tool based on particles, or Fluidance motion effect program. You can try more experiments here. NEW: This is a new Flash version of Flame Painter Free, we removed the old Java version, because it is not anymore supported correctly by most of the browsers. Tools: FADE - fade in/out [ on | off ] GRADIENT - color gradient [ on | off ] COLOR - brush color SATURATION - brush saturation OPACITY - brush opacity
Our Third Annual Summer Reading Contest Update | Aug 19: This contest is now over, but you can read the work of all our winners here. Would you like it if your students… — Regularly read nonfiction (and “informational” texts) this summer? — Made their own choices about what to read from a huge variety of topics? — Stayed informed about current events? — Wrote short, personal responses about the pieces that interested them most? — Had a weekly chance to win a contest and have their writing featured on our blog? If so, look no further, since from June 15 to Aug. 17, we’ll be running our third annual New York Times summer reading contest, and that’s exactly what the contest encourages. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know to participate. Please spread the word: We’d love to see this contest on every school’s summer reading list! Updated: May, 2012: Here is a PDF version of the rules below. How Does Your Summer Reading Contest Work? Every week you’ll tell us what you’re reading in The Times, and explain why it interested you.
Rankings - English - Graduate Schools - Education - US News and Ranked in 2013 | English Rankings Methodology Earning a master's degree or Ph.D. in English can improve your writing skills, sharpen your analytical abilities and broaden your literary knowledge. These are the top schools for a graduate degree in English. Unlock this Information Sign up for College Compass to get complete access to U.S.News rankings and school data. Get AccessNo Thanks Riddles and answers What Runs Around the Yard What runs around the yard without moving? <p>A fence.</p> Has Teeth But Can’t Bite What has teeth but can’t bite? <p>A comb. A comb. Look In My Face Look in my face and I am someone, Look in my back I am no one. What am I? <p>A mirror. A mirror. Word Pronounced Incorrectly What 11-letter word does everyone pronounce incorrectly? <p>The word “incorrectly”. More Than a Few Nothing specific, but more than a few. <p>Bunch. Bunch. By Sef Daystrom Never Goes Airborne It never goes airborne, yet, still, it may land. <p>A punch. Not a Bird Though Feathered It’s not a bird, though feathered, and it has a mobile nest. <p>An arrow. An arrow. Slayer of Regrets Slayer of regrets old and new, sought by many, found by few. <p>Redemption. Redemption. Split Itself What can split itself before splitting something else? <p>Lightning. Lightning. A Blade of Jagged Cut Has a blade of jagged cut. <p>A key. A key.
Health Discoveries Magazine: Updated Health Headlines that Matter to You - Home Nudge Select 1 of 8 different Sound Patterns from the small Matrixes icons on the right. Use your mouse to draw notes on each 16 Step Matrix. Adjust the volume of the iNudge. Click MORE for advanced adjustment abilities. For each Pattern, adjust Volume, Mute, Clear, or set Audio Pan from Left to Right. Click on the Tempo numbers and click up or down to change the overall Tempo. <div class="block"><div class="full"><div class="content info"><h3>Important information! List of idioms in the English language This is a list of notable idioms in the English language. An idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what its composite words' denotations would suggest. For example, an English speaker would understand the phrase "kick the bucket" to mean "to die" – and also to actually kick a bucket. Furthermore, they would understand when each meaning is being used in context. Visit Wiktionary's Category for over eight thousand idioms. See also References Jump up ^ "A bitter pill". Notes Jump up ^ Originally a hunting term.Jump up ^ Originally a British slang term for a quadruple amputee during World War I.Jump up ^ Originating with the English writer Francis Quarles who wrote:"Wee spend our mid-day sweat, or mid-night oyle;Wee tyre the night in thought; the day in toyle."
The William Blake Page William Blake (b. Nov. 28, 1757, London--d. Aug. 12, 1827, London) was the first of the great English Romantic poets, as well as a painter and printer and one of the greatest engravers in English history. Largely self-taught, he began writing poetry when he was twelve and was apprenticed to a London engraver at the age of fourteen. His poetry and visual art are inextricably linked. A rebel all of his life, Blake was once arrested on a trumped up charge of sedition. Blake is frequently referred to as a mystic, but this is not really accurate. Most of Blake's paintings (such as "The Ancient of Days" above, the frontispiece to Europe: a Prophecy) are actually prints made from copper plates, which he etched in a method he claimed was revealed to him in a dream. As an artist Blake broke the ground that would later be cultivated by the Pre-Raphaelites.
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