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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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  • Saban Films Acquires Western Thriller "Never Grow Old" Starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch

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    Saban Films has acquired the North American rights to Ivan Kavanagh's (The Canal) Never Grow Old, starring John Cusack (Love & Mercy, The Butler, High Fidelity) and Emile Hirsch (Lone  Survivor, Milk, Into the Wild).  

  • Ten Game-Changing Cocktail Trends - From Whimsical To Wild

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    Mix up your spirit selections and take your soirées to an unforgettable new level this season with libations that eradicate expectations. There’s no need to hit the bar for a stellar craft cocktail, as killer concoctions are a snap to make at home!

     
  • AFI Docs 2015 Announces Dates and Call For Entries

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    LOS ANGELES, CA, October 8, 2014 – The American Film Institute's international documentary film festival, AFI DOCS 2015 will take place June 17–21, 2015 in and around the nation's capital – with the goal to inspire change by bringing together the nation's leaders and leading artists.

     
  • The Long Last Days of Summer - Family Style

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    With summer shortly coming to a close, friends and family cling to the shore to soak up the last rays and swap stories that only the season can provide. There isn’t much left to cross off on the lists we’ve made in May. Painted the mudroom; check. Gone to a baseball game; check. Spent hours at the beach; double check. In this, I find comfort.

     
  • Shooter Kills 12 at D.C. Navy Yard

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    The Washington DC dawn was disrupted when a former employee, dressed in military fatigues, accessed the U.S. Navy Yard and opened fire killing 12 and injuring eight before he was gunned down by police.

     
  • Denver Film Festival Announces Red Carpet Screenings, Special Presentations And Films In Competition

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    The 39th Denver Film Festival (DFF39), produced by Denver Film Society (DFS), announced the lineup of Red Carpet screenings, special presentations and films in competition featuring ‘La La Land,’ ‘Jackie,’ ‘Lion,’ and ‘Lost in Paris.’  

  • Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Review - Exudes the Spirit of Scottsdale

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    Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, a Starwood Hotel jewel in the beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona desert, exudes the spirit of a bygone era and the modernism of a luxury community with breathtaking views, spectacular attractions and rejuvenating ambiance.