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The Power of Sports Metaphors in Politics: Trump vs. Clinton as The Main Event

Gender norms influence not just what we think, but how. Consider the presence of sports metaphors in American politics. Metaphors are not merely figures of speech. According to the cognitive scientists and philosophers George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980), human thought processes are largely metaphorical.

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The Problem with Saying “Merica”

"Merica." No, that's not a misspelling. In recent years, we've all heard someone say the name of our nation in this ironic manner. I'd be lying if I told you I've never uttered it myself jokingly.

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Haute Tease

  • Kino Lorber Acquires All North American Rights To Let The Corpses Tan

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    Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani's latest film LET THE CORPSES TAN (Laissez bronzer les cadavres), following its critically acclaimed North American premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (Midnight Madness).

     
  • Reba Merrill: The Tinsel Town Talker Predicts Oscar Winners and Breaks Open The Archives For a Treat

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    Roll out the red carpet, get some fancy clothes add some champagne and you’re ready for your Oscar party. The best part is to win as many categories as possible so to impress your friends with your Hollywood connections.

     
  • POV’s ‘From This Day Forward’ Gives Inside View of Family with Transgender Dad

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    Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck answers all these questions in From This Day Forward, a deeply intimate, honest and inspiring feature documentary about her experiences as the daughter of a transitioned father and a mother who remain committed to their marriage.  

  • Money News: US Markets Continue Steady; London Markets Strong in Wake Of Scot Vote

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    The four U.S. Markets, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Russell 2000, fluctuated throughout the week, mildly frustrating investors and analyst, and ending the week with the DOW up and the other three closing slightly down.

     
  • Hollywood Stars, Popular Musicians, Sports Legends and TV Personalities to Attend 2014 International CES

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    Arlington, Va., January 2, 2014 – The 2014 International CES® will feature Hollywood stars, popular musicians, sports legends and TV personalities promoting innovative products and technologies revolutionizing the ways consumers work, play, connect and access information. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Crime

  • Five Dead; Nine Injured in Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting

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    A lone gunman has been taken into custody at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Florida, Airport after firing multiple shots killing five and injuring nine. Real time tweets from former Presidential Press Secretary Ari Fleischer provided actual, real time, credible information.

     
  • Columbia Rape Accuser Continues Protest Project

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    Columbia University rape accuser Emma Sulkowicz, determined to have her accused rapist suspended from the Ivy league University maintained her vigil of protest, and carried a mattress the symbol of the weight and burden rape victims carry daily to the 2015 Class Day Ceremonies.

     
  • LAX Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

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    Paul Anthony Ciancia, the accused LAX shooter, has pled not guilty to murdering a TSA Agent and 10 other related federal charges in his second court appearance since the November 1, 2013 shooting.

     
  • James Eagan Holmes Found Guilty in Aurora Shooting; Hank Brennan Explains Sentencing Phase

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    James Eagan Holmes, former doctoral student, has been found guilty in the Aurora movie theater attack that left 12 dead and more than 58 injured as he stormed, in paramilitary fashion, the midnight showing of the film, The Dark Knight Rises.

     
  • Five Dallas Police Officers Dead; Seven Others Injured in Peace March Ambush

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    Five Dallas Police Officers have died and seven others injured in an ambush as a protest over the recurring use of excessive and deadly force against unarmed African Americans turned violent leaving a city and nation stunned.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • In My Footsteps: A Traveler’s Guide to Martha’s Vineyard Review - Compact, Beautiful, Informative

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    In My Footsteps, A Traveler’s Guide to Martha’s Vineyard, from author Christopher Sutterland and Schiffer Publishing, presents a comprehensive guide to one of the most iconic and affluent summer island destinations on the Eastern Seaboard.

     
  • The Sword & Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre in Boston - A Page Turning Thriller

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    The Sword & Scabbard, from Allen Woods, looks as if it would appeal to Boston’s very tony elite, not until pushing through the labyrinth of technology interruptions does one realizes Woods has created a page turning account of corruption, violence, and a bloody re-revolution massacre.

     
  • Coffee Table Art For the Intellectually Promiscuous

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    Coffee Table Art, considered the staple for the difficult on our Christmas list, has changed over the years and with the internet bookstore finding that perfect tome, a keepsake, a DIY guide, the best images of seven continents has never been easier.

     
  • Adventures on the Queen Mary Review - Stunning, Beautiful, A Must Have

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    Adventures on the Queen Mary, by Dave Wooders with James Radford, a book for those who have dreamed of traveling the high seas, in all the style of a bygone era and the opulence of the Queens luxury.

     
  • HL Artist Interview: Joshua Haupt, the Steve Jobs of Marijuana, Talks Epilepsy, The Cost of Weed Knowledge and The Burning Debate

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    While the debate rages over medicinal marijuana in conservative states, one young man in Colorado is moving forward, with a mission. Undeterred by the challenges Joshua Haupt has partnered with several major consumer goods giants to introduce cannabis as an alternative treatment.