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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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  • OCEANA Hosts Celebrity Studded Benefit

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    OCEANA, the international oceanic conservation organization, recently launched the opening of its New York office with a celebrity packed benefit on posh Manhattan's Upper East Side.

     
  • Avengers: Infinity Wars Review – Epic Saga Falls Short Under High Body Count

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    Avengers: Infinity Wars, from Walt Disney Motion Pictures Studios and Marvel Entertainment, presents the ultimate epic saga pitting every character under the Avenger domain against the evil of Thanos, who will stop at nothing for ultimate rule.

     
  • Academy Invites 271 To Membership

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    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014.

     
  • Fifty Shades Freed Review – Steamy Fetish Romp; Strong Story; Lacks Substance

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    Fifty Shades Freed, the final installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy, opens with Christian and Anastasia exchanging vows, celebrating the beginning of their new lives each still haunted by the past that just won't leave them alone.

     
  • Suicide Squad Review - The Most Diverse Superhero Cast Yet

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    The much anticipated "Suicide Squad," a villainous take on the classic superhero movie, opens in theaters on August 5th. Despite some early negative reviews, the third film in the DC Extended Universe franchise is still poised to open at around $140 million and has already broken Fandango's pre-sale ticket record for August.  

  • Celebrities Partner with OCEANA to Restore Worlds Oceans

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    OCEANA, founded in 2001, is the largest ocean protection group in the world dedicated to restoring, implementing and protecting the world’s oceans. 

     
  • Welcome To Me Review – Strong Ensemble Performance Tackles Mental Illness with Humor

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    Welcome to Me, from Bron Studios and Gary Sanchez Productions, brings to the screen a sharp, edgy, entertaining experiment into the mind of an engaging, although, somewhat narcissistic lottery winner to the chagrin of those around her.

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