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Anonymous Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities | Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities Thurgood Marshall Award Established by the ABA and IRR in 1992, the Thurgood Marshall Award recognizes long-term contributions by members of the legal profession to the advancement of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights in the United States. This year's award will be presented to the Honorable Margaret H. Marshall at a dinner on Saturday, Aug. 9, during the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Robert F. The Robert F. Committee Excellence Award Each year, the Section recognizes one of its Committees for contributing to the ABA’s policies, and furthering the Section’s mission of providing leadership to the legal profession in protecting and advancing human rights, civil liberties, and social justice.

About the Author Ray Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life," selling newspapers on L.A. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter. He became a full-time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947. His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences. Ray Bradbury's work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections. Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary. Married since 1947, Mr.

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6 Real People With Mind-Blowing Mutant Superpowers If the insane, explosive popularity if superhero movies is any indication, we are fascinated by people who are insanely better than us at any given thing. Probably because, in real life, we're all such a bunch of incompetent boobs that we've been enslaved by blue paint, flashing lights and crying French babies. But it turns out, superpowers are real. We've all dreamed of having superpowers at some point (today), but the majority of us have to accept the sobering reality that preternatural abilities simply aren't possible. For instance ... #6. Ma Xiangang is a man capable of something not many others are or would have a practical reason to be -- he can touch live wires filled with scrotum-popcorning electricity and feel no pain whatsoever. As with most superpower discoveries, Xiangang found his by acting like a braying jackass. CRI"I figured I'd either die or get superpowers. So What's Going on Here? #5. UltramarathonmanDean Karnazes, shutting Time magazine the hell up. #4.

Freedom of Expression F-ck the Draft This is not a type-o, nor is it something which the author of this chapter has somehow managed to slip slyly past the editors. While I hope that this does not offend, I would not be surprised if some readers were indeed shocked and perhaps even offended. The editors, of course, could have chosen to leave it out, this being a private forum. Does Cohen stand for the proposition that we can freely express ourselves in any way we like at any time? EXAMPLE (1) Jane is standing on a street corner with a suitcase in her hand. EXAMPLE (2) A number of prominent musicians decide to get together and perform a song which is clearly meant to convey their lack of support for a military action currently underway. EXAMPLE (3) Sean Silver likes to paint himself up in metallic paint and work as a mime on a local street corner. EXAMPLE (2) In an effort to display their dissatisfaction with the war in Vietnam, a number of citizens burned their draft cards.

Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted WHEN THE PULITZER PRIZES were handed out in May during a luncheon at Columbia University, two special citations were given. One went to John Coltrane (who died in 1967), the fourth time a jazz musician has been honored. The other went to Ray Bradbury, the first time a writer of science fiction and fantasy has been honored. Bradbury, a longtime Los Angeles resident who leads an active civic life and even drops the Los Angeles Times letters to the editor on his views of what ails his town, did not attend, telling the Pulitzer board his doctor did not want him to travel. But the real reason, he told the L.A. He wanted to give a speech, but no remarks are allowed. In his pastel-yellow house in upscale Cheviot Hills, where he has lived for more than 50 years, Bradbury greeted me in his sitting room. Bradbury still has a lot to say, especially about how people do not understand his most literary work, Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953. “Useless,” Bradbury says.

Culture. Pas de diffusion avant 88 ans : l'album du Wu-Tang Clan qui se prend pour un Picasso Le nouvel album du Wu-Tang Clan, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, n’existe qu’en un seul exemplaire. Et celui qui l’achètera – aux enchères – pourra le commercialiser, mais pas avant 88 ans. Le nouvel album du Wu-Tang Clan, groupe de rap new-yorkais créé dans les années 90, existe en un seul exemplaire. Il compte 31 titres, et de nombreuses participations : Cher, Redman, et même des joueurs du FC Barcelone. Ultime particularité : il ne pourra pas être diffusé commercialement avant 88 ans. “Au bout de cette durée, le copyright, qui comprend les droits de diffusion publique et de commercialisation, sera automatiquement transféré au propriétaire de l’œuvre”, explique Cilvaringz, le producteur de l’album, à Forbes. Le Wu-Tang Clan a créé un minisite pour accompagner la vente aux enchère de l’exemplaire unique de Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, qui se fera avec Paddle 8, maison de ventes aux enchères connues pour avoir vendu des œuvres de Jeff Koons et Damien Hirst, précise le site Billboard.

7 Theories on Time That Would Make Doc Brown's Head Explode There are a few things in this world that we can always rely on as constants: The sun will always rise each morning, the seasons will always change and time will inevitably march forward at its predictable clip. Except the sun doesn't actually rise, seasons are disappearing and time ... well, see, time is tricky, too. For example ... #7. What if we told you that what you think of as "the present" is actually slightly in the past? The delay isn't much -- what's 80 milliseconds between you and your brain?"Being a brain is kind of boring, but we've got lots of time for pranks." But that's not the freaky part."You really don't want to see the copies." Not convinced? The bizarre real-world implication is that the taller you are, the further back you live in the past, since it takes longer for the information to travel through your body -- and if you're a little person, you live closer to the present. But we're only talking about our perception of time here. #6. #5. #4.

451 and Censorship “I will not go gently onto a shelf, degutted to become a non-book.” Ray Bradbury, Author’s Afterword, Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953 by Ballantine Books, immediately captured the reading public’s imagination. A shorter version in novella form, “The Fireman,” had appeared in 1951 in Galaxy, a science fiction magazine. Ironically, Fahrenheit 451, an indictment of censorship, was itself censored by its publisher for thirteen years before Bradbury himself became aware of that. In a novel of approximately one hundred and fifty pages, seventy-five passages were modified. The expurgations went unnoticed because readers did not compare this version to the original. In 1979, one of Bradbury’s friends showed him an expurgated copy. In 1981, as a direct result of the Fahrenheit 451 incident, the American Library Association became actively involved in censorship issues. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 became a classic overnight. For more on this topic, consult Nicholas J.

Interpréter l'art : entre voir et savoirs Interpréter l'art : entre voir et savoirs Pour deux raisons au moins, la présence de l'histoire de l'art dans un cycle consacré aux renouvellements de l'observation dans les sciences a de quoi surprendre. La première tient au statut scientifique de l'histoire de l'art : même si elle veut souvent se donner l'aspect d'une discipline scientifique en reprenant les protocoles d'énoncé des sciences dites exactes, l'histoire de l'art n'est pas la science de l'art (traduction imparfaite de l'allemand Kunstwissenschaft) et, si on doit la compter au nombre des sciences humaines (ce que ne fait pas Lévi-Strauss), elle est la science des comportements artistiques humains , une science des pratiques artistiques dont les critères de scientificité sont loin d'être établis.

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Fahrenheit 451: Plot Overview Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books in a futuristic American city. In Montag’s world, firemen start fires rather than putting them out. The people in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently, or have meaningful conversations. Montag encounters a gentle seventeen-year-old girl named Clarisse McClellan, who opens his eyes to the emptiness of his life with her innocently penetrating questions and her unusual love of people and nature. When Montag fails to show up for work, his fire chief, Beatty, pays a visit to his house. Overwhelmed by the task of reading, Montag looks to his wife for help and support, but she prefers television to her husband’s company and cannot understand why he would want to take the terrible risk of reading books. Faber agrees to help Montag with his reading, and they concoct a risky scheme to overthrow the status quo. Montag goes home, and soon two of his wife’s friends arrive to watch television.

Use this Pearl to research a book that you have read that is censored, in some aspect/place. Identify at least one reason as to why it has been censored. Defend or argue this. by abkavanagh May 10