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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

  • Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Celebrates 15th Anniversary and Announces Galas and Film Lineup

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    The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced today its galas and 2017 lineup of narrative and documentary features, and short films for its 15th annual festival. Gala tickets and passes are now available at www.indianfilmfestival.org. Tickets for individual films will go on sale on March 17.  

  • Academy Film Scholar Donald Crafton Examines Animation’s Power to Create Imaginary Worlds

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA – In the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ latest celebration of works by Academy film scholars, Donald Crafton, professor of film, television and theater at the University of Notre Dame, will present highlights from his book Shadow of a Mouse: Performance, Belief, and World-Making in Animation on Wednesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.

     
  • Interview with Executive Chef Jaime Chavez – Bringing The Heat to San Diego’s Seafood Scene

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    Amid a renaissance underway in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood, one exciting new eatery, Sirena  promises to bring hot Latin flair to the restaurant fare served up in this burgeoning community.

     
  • Lady Gaga To Perform At 87th Oscars®

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    Six-time Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Lady Gaga will make a special tribute performance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.  

  • Grandmaster Furious Five Featuring Mele Mel & Scorpio Embark On a United Kingdom ReMix Tour

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    Some Kind of Sorry', the new single from Grandmaster's Furious Five featuring Mele Mel & Scorpio, has seen the Rap legends and original pioneers of Hip Hop gaining airplay on national and regional radio stations all over the world.

Crime

  • New Jersey Man Free After 30 Year Sentence Murders Again

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    Steven Pratt, after completing a 30 year sentence for murder, returned to his Atlantic City home to a party in his honor only to turn the festivities into tragedy with the horrific murder of his mother who planned the celebration.

     
  • Boston Bomber Found Guilty; Sentencing to Follow

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    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon Bomber, was found guilty of homegrown terrorism and other crimes after a month long trial where the theory of mental coercion by the defendant’s brother was introduced. His guilty verdict deems him death penalty eligible.

     
  • Ariel Castro Accepts Plea Deal; Sentencing Hearing Scheduled

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    Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three women captive in his East side residence for over a decade, has accepted a plea deal arrangement sentencing him to life in prison plus 1000 years. 

     
  • Three Women Missing a Decade Found Alive

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    Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, three Cleveland, Ohio, women, who had been missing for over a decade, were found alive held captive together, after a stunning escape.

     
  • Sandy Hook Massacre: The Funeral Procession

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    The funeral procession of tiny caskets filled with the hopes, dreams and futures that were shattered when a lone gunman shot his way into the safety of Sandy Hook Elementary School have ended.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • The Art Of Discovery - Photographs By WireImage Co-Founder Jeff Vespa

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    LOS ANGELES, Ca. USA -  Jeff Vespa, co-founder of the largest entertainment photo agency in the world, WireImage and founder of Verge, will release his first monograph, The Art of Discovery, this October on Rizzoli International Publications.

     
  • Tyler Hilton Secues London's Blue Soap To Arrange Interviews and Airplay for US Tour

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    We're delighted to be working with musician and One Tree Hill actor Tyler Hilton to secure airplay and arrange interviews ahead of his upcoming 30 city American tour. The focus tracks from the album and advance dates are enclosed! Support is hugely appreciated!

     
  • The Orphan Keeper Review – Astounding, Inspirational, Remarkable

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    The Orphan Keeper, from Shadow Mountain Publishing, tells an epic story of a boy kidnapped from India, sold to an orphanage and adopted to the United States over 8,000 miles away and the miracle that would follow.

     
  • An A-List Line-Up of the Most Acclaimed African American Talent Join For One Night Celebrating the Spoken Word with Music and Dance

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    WordTheatre’s Storytales: Featuring celebrities performing stories from acclaimed African-American author John Edgar Wideman’s literary anthology ‘Briefs’ at the Ford Amphitheatre Saturday October 6, 2012.

     
  • HL London: Paul McCartney's LIPA Channels the Spirit of John Peel in Weekly New Music Event

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    Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, co-founded by one of the city's most celebrated sons Paul McCartney, is launching The 2Ube, an eclectic showcase of musical talent from across the north west.