Adam Rapp Adam Rapp (born June 15, 1968) is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, musician and film director. His play, Red Light Winter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2006. Early life The son of Mary Lee (née Baird) and Douglas Rapp, he was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, with his brother, actor Anthony Rapp, and sister, Anne. His parents divorced when Rapp was five, and he and his siblings were raised by their mother, who died in 1997 from cancer. He graduated[when?] Career Plays Rapp's Red Light Winter received the Joseph Jefferson Award in 2005 for its production at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The majority of Rapp's plays feature small casts and are set in small spaces. Many characters in the plays are lower-class Americans. His plays often combine stories of Midwestern longing with the idea of finding escape in New York. Novels Film, television and music List of Works Awards References External links
Smokey Cheshire Cat Report: Hathaway 'freaked out' over Seyfried's dress It raised many a fashion watcher's perfectly plucked eyebrow: Why did Anne Hathaway pull the red carpet out from under her presumed Oscar designer, Valentino, and wear Prada instead? Especially considering that Valentino is a favorite of Hathaway's? (The house, which designed Hathaway's wedding dress, even sent out a release describing her choice: embroidered tulle. Fashionista.com has heard a rumor worthy of a scene in The Devil Wears Prada itself: Apparently, when Hathaway caught a glimpse of Les Mis co-star Amanda Seyfried's icy Alexander McQueen, she "freaked out" over its similarity to her Valentino gown. One of the site's particularly detail-minded readers dug up the potentially offending doppelganger of a dress, a couture gown from Valentino's spring 2013 collection. Whatever the truth, it's the most exciting sartorial scandal to strike the stylishly staid Oscars in years. UPDATE: Hathaway has released a statement to People. "I deeply regret any disappointment caused."
Benjamin Alire Sáenz Benjamin Alire Sáenz (born August 16, 1954) is an American poet, novelist and writer of children's books. Life He was born at Old Picacho in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, the fourth of seven children, and was raised on a small farm near Mesilla, New Mexico. He graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1972. That fall, he entered St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado, where he received a BA degree in humanities and philosophy in 1977. In 1985, he returned to school, and studied English and creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso where he earned an MA degree in creative writing. His first novel, Carry Me Like Water was a saga that brought together the Victorian novel and the Latin American tradition of magic realism, and received much critical attention. In 2005, he curated a show of photographs by Julian Cardona. In The Book of What Remains (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), his fifth book of poems, he writes to the core truth of life's ever-shifting memories.
24 Terrifying, Thoughtful and Absurd Nursery Rhymes for Children In more repressed times, people were not always allowed to express themselves freely, for fear of persecution. Gossiping, criticizing the government or even talking about current events were often punishable by death. In order to communicate at will, clever rhymes were constructed and passed around to parody public figures and events. The first nursery rhymes can be traced back to the fourteenth century. Other nursery rhymes don't seem to carry a particular message at all, but convey a macabre sense of humor. Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,All the King's Horses and all the King's menCouldn't put Humpty together again. In children's books, Humpty Dumpty is portrayed as a large egg, usually dressed like a little boy. Ring Around The Rosie Ring around the rosyA pocketful of posies"Ashes, Ashes"We all fall down! This rhyme dates back to the Great Plague of London in 1665. Baa Baa Blacksheep Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool? For Want of a Nail
Browsing Web on iPad stinks, and Apple likes it that way When iPads were first introduced in 2010, an Apple press release promised that the "iPad's revolutionary Multi-Touch interface makes surfing the web an entirely new experience, dramatically more interactive and intimate than on a computer." The implication was that the web via the tablet would be unrecognizable and vastly superior: hoverboarding compared with surfing on my laptop and doggie paddling on my phone. Yet, here it is three years on, and we're still waiting for that "interactive and intimate" browsing experience (and hoverboards, for that matter). A recent study conducted by Onswipe revealed that iPads account for a whopping 98.1 percent of tablet traffic on websites. Safari is deliberately hobbled As more and more of the services we use on a daily basis have migrated to the cloud, the web browser has become the computer's most essential app. Surfing the web is far less pleasurable on an iPad. Of course, this is sort of the point. Why web browsing still matters What we've lost
Grimms' Fairy Tales Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in the Anglosphere as Grimm's Fairy Tales (German: Grimms Elfenmärchen). Composition The first volume of the first edition was published in 1812, containing 86 stories; the second volume of 70 stories followed in 1815. For the second edition, two volumes were issued in 1819 and a third in 1822, totalling 170 tales. The third edition appeared in 1837; fourth edition, 1840; fifth edition, 1843; sixth edition, 1850; seventh edition, 1857. In 1825 the Brothers published their Kleine Ausgabe or "small edition", a selection of 50 tales designed for child readers. Influence On 20 December 2012 the search engine Google honoured the 200th anniversary of the Grimms' Fairy Tales with an interactive Doodle. List of fairy tales Grimm Brothers Volume 1
Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells. The researchers found a way to make an "optical battery," said Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics. In the process, they overturned a century-old tenet of physics. "You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that this doesn't happen," said Rand, an author of a paper on the work published in the Journal of Applied Physics. "It's a very odd interaction. Light has electric and magnetic components. "This could lead to a new kind of solar cell without semiconductors and without absorption to produce charge separation," Rand said. "It turns out that the magnetic field starts curving the electrons into a C-shape and they move forward a little each time," Fisher said.
Scientists Have Perfected Mouse Re-Cloning to the 25th Generation Perfect clones down to the 24th and 25th generations, doing what mice do, above. Image from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, via The AlphaGalileo Foundation Remember Dolly the Sheep? Having started her life in a test tube in 1996, she was the first animal cloned by scientists using a somatic cell (as distinct, say from a germline cell, or “gamete,” like sperm and eggs). It was also unusually short, at just six years. Researchers claim it's the first example of seamless, repeat cloning using the Dolly method—known as “somatic cell nuclear transfer” (SCNT)—in which the nucleus from an adult source animal is transferred to an egg with its nucleus removed. Scientists, including Dolly’s creator, have long felt the process was still too unstable—and too wasteful of precious eggs, given the failure rate—to be used on humans any time soon. To be sure, Dolly developed arthritis at the young age of four and died of a kind of lung cancer when she was not yet six.
I'll sing you one, O / Green Grow the Rushes, O I learned this song from my father, who grew up in Southern England, but I don't know who he learned it from. It is the best of the counting songs, of which he knew several, and which we as a family used to sing to while away the time on long car journeys. I know nothing of the origins of the song, although I would guess that it is very old - seventeenth or perhaps even sixteenth century. Here is our provisional gloss: One is one, and all alone,[PARA]And ever more shall be so. With thanks to Veronica Biggs for her helpful suggestions, and a special thanks to Carl Olson for his definitive e-mail. I saw your gloss on this song and I must disagree with quite a bit of it. 12 disciples -- easy 11 who went to heaven. the 12 disciples without Judas 10 commandments -- easy 9 bright shiners -- might be the 9 orders of angels 8 april rainers - ??? | Song Index | Home Page |
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