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A Tale of Two Tinkerers: Is J.K. Rowling Becoming This Generation’s George Lucas? «
"I can’t remember the first time I saw the original Star Wars trilogy, but I do remember watching the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition on VHS and the uncomfortable feelings of slowly uncoiling nerd-rage that followed forthwith. It’s a feeling shared by many. The releases of Episodes I-III, starting in 1999, with all of their kindergarten clumsy character beats, scenes of Force-powered domestic abuse, and problematic Jar Jar/Trade Federation racial-anthropomorphism, only added insult to my inner child’s injury..
Lucas, it seemed, could not stop himself, years and decades after the fact, from defacing his original masterpiece whenever a new technology allowed him to satisfy his ur-vision for ever more Stormtroopers, X-wings, random dinosaurs, Jabba just walking around, and brand-new sound effects. Lucas’s method of handling his film legacy is more in line with the way jam bands approach writing setlists than with conventional filmmaking.
I mention this because, with the surprise release of a new Harry Potter story, it’s tempting to wonder if J.K. Rowling is on her way to becoming her generation’s George Lucas. Like Lucas, she’s creator of a pop-cultural fantasy phenomenon, with a veritable ocean of money in the bank and the industry clout to get anything she writes published. Like Lucas, much to the consternation of her fans, she can’t let go of the world she built, constantly redefining characters, straightening the portraits in the hallways, and dropping in on thirtysomething wizards who are just trying to enjoy a Quidditch match."
Gaza in cease-fire: What Palestinians think of Hamas now, and what that means for Israeli policy.
"If Israel relaxes its grip on Gaza’s borders and gives the people of Gaza a sense that the war paid off, they’ll be more likely to credit and support Hamas. From the standpoint of deterrence—the principle that has always driven Israel’s thinking—that’s a disaster. So Israel has every reason to concede nothing. Let Gazans absorb the pain. Maybe they’ll turn on Hamas.
The best argument against this response, with respect to Israel’s strategic interests, is that the cost of granting concessions is less than the cost of not granting them. Yes, if Gaza’s borders are opened, its people will celebrate. Yes, they might applaud Hamas, and they might conclude that belligerence works. But if the borders aren’t opened, the people might radicalize and explode. That’s the warning in those prewar surveys about the political effects of the blockade. Hamas and its violent inclinations might gain more support from the blockade than from its relaxation."
"As palavras da mãe de Sininho fizeram o sino que existe dentro de minha
cabeça tilintar também. Até pouco menos de um ano, ninguém jamais havia
ouvido falar dessa jovem gaúcha, criada no estado do Rio. Mas, de lá pra
cá, a “temível” Sininho ganhou uma dimensão impressionante no panorama
político-social brasileiro. Fiquei a pensar no porquê dessa ascensão
meteórica; no que fez dela um ícone. Com o aval de quem, teria se
transformado numa suposta representante-mór dos jovens manifestantes?
Por que passou a ser apontada como a face descoberta dos mascarados Black Bloc"
As chaves para entender a tensão racial no Missouri
Há quatro noites, o condado de St. Louis, no estado de Missouri, nos Estados Unidos, vive uma onda de protestos. O gatilho para essas manifestações aconteceu no último sábado, quando Michael Brown, um jovem afro-americano de 18 anos, foi morto pela polícia da cidade de Ferguson. O incidente trouxe à tona as tensões entre a população negra e as forças policiais, que são majoritariamente brancas.
Exactly How Often Do Police Shoot Unarmed Black Men?
"Unfortunately, the patterns that we've been seeing recently are consistent: The police don't show as much care when they are handling incidents that involve young black men and women, and so they do shoot and kill," says Jones-Brown, a former assistant prosecutor in Monmouth County, New Jersey. "And then for whatever reason, juries and prosecutor's offices are much less likely to indict or convict." Police shootings of unarmed black people aren't limited to poor or predominantly black communities. Jones-Brown points to examples where police officers have shot unarmed black men and women in Hollywood, Riverside (California), and Prince Georges County—a Maryland suburb known as the most affluent US county with an African-American majority. "Part of the problem is that black people realize that you don't have to be poor, you don't have to be in your own community...and this can happen to you," she says. These killings occur against black people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds: "Actors, professional football players, college students, high school grads. They happen to black cops, too.""
she's one of those girls who's got everything and more
you've given her all your love but she keeps shutting the door
you keep coming to me for help and it all just breaks my heart
but i guess that it's my own fault that I didn't tell you from the start
because she's too perfect and she's too pretty and she'd be happy with you
and you can't see what I've been hinting at I don't know what to do
I think we're missing a page here
something lost in translation
North Korea's creepy fake civilian village fools no one
Alastair Bonnett welcomes you to a fake place. The lights go on
and off, and the roads are periodically swept clean, but the windows
have no glass and there are no residents behind them. Kijong-dong, also
called Peace Village, was built in the 1950s to lure potential defectors
to North Korea, a display of the communist state’s progress and
modernity. The question is, what remorseless logic keeps it going?
Criança ganha arma de presente dos pais em livro infantil americano -
Em um livro infantil que tem gerado polêmica nos Estados Unidos, a protagonista Brenna Strong, 13, ganha dos pais uma arma de fogo por ter notas altas na escola. Brenna não estranha a rotina dos pais, que, sempre antes de sair de casa, retiram suas armas de um cofre e checam se estão carregadas antes de colocá-las na cintura.
"What will your verse be?" Robin Williams made me want to seize the day
Williams tells his students that “we don't read and write poetry because
it’s cute, we read and write poetry because we are members of the human
race.” He goes on to quote Walt Whitman’s “O Me! O Life!,”
a poem that ends by speaking directly to its readers: “the powerful
play goes on and you may contribute a verse.” Williams then turns to his
students and asks the mother of all inspirational questions: “What will
your verse be?”
Williams' finest roles displayed his quiet side, too. His gentle comedic
touch could be overwhelmed by sentimentality on one hand and wackiness
on the other, but the films in which he gave his most affecting
performances were the ones in which he found a happy medium between
antic verbal energy and elegant physicality.
Robin Williams’s Genie in Aladdin was one of his greatest performances.
"Aladdin allowed Robin Williams to become what he so often was: a cartoon. When he first emerges from the lamp, he runs through more than a dozen different impressions in a single minute, from Arnold Schwarzenegger to a Scot in a kilt to Ed Sullivan. He keeps this rate up for the rest of the runtime of the movie, even when he’s also carrying a song. The animators somehow kept up, managing to morph the character from line to line just as Williams did with his voice-over. Williams didn’t get an Oscar nomination for the role, but it allowed him to fully become what he so often seemed—superhuman. "
Photos: International street artists transform Tunisian village
A child walks past a mural by Belgian artist
ROA which decorates a wall in the village of Erriadh, on the Tunisian
island of Djerba, on August 7, 2014, as part of the artistic project
"Djerbahood". Artists from 34 diffrents nationalities were invited by
France-based Tunisian artist Mehdi Ben Cheikh to take part in an
initiative to turn Djerba's Erriadh district into an "open sky museum".
AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET
Garota de Gaza vira sensação no Twitter com postagens sobre guerra
Farah Baker, de 16 anos, mostra conflito com fotos, vídeos e a intensidade de uma adolescente
Não é sempre fácil superar seus medos para enviar um tuíte, mas ela se
sente obrigada a fazer isso. “Eu vejo isso como o único jeito que posso
ajudar Gaza, mostrando o que está acontecendo aqui. Às vezes, eu mando
um tuíte enquanto estou chorando ou com muito medo, mas eu digo a mim
mesma que não devo parar”, disse Farah.
Without Realizing It, Russian Soldiers Are Proving Vladimir Putin Is Lying About Eastern Ukraine
"In the age of social media, many people seem to have the urge to share everything about their lives: Heading to concerts, birthdays, or maybe even what’s on the reading list.
But in the case of some Russian soldiers, their urge to share has serious geopolitical consequences, as a few have been revealing their presence in or near eastern Ukraine without even realizing it.
It’s an open secret that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are linked to Russian intelligence. There’s further evidence they are receiving intelligence, training, and sophisticated weaponry. But Russia has repeatedly denied having any of its actual military forces deployed there.
“It’s all nonsense, there are no special units, special forces or instructors in the east of Ukraine,” Putin said in April, according to AP.
Lost in Westeros? Use the Game of Thrones rail network map
Graphic designer Michael Tyznik has created a rail map for the vast set of kingdoms in George RR Martin's fantasy book saga
The map, by graphic designer Michael Tyznik, suggests that dragons are not the only rapid transportation option in Westeros. It wittily reimagines the chaotic political upheaval of the kingdom as having settled down to the point where a transit system, complete with complex interchanges, has been hashed out – the river of red running down its spine is the only hint at the rampant violence.
There are little in-jokes like the boxed-out apology by Harrentown station: "Please pardon our dust as Harrenhal is restored". But you can forget about ever getting even a bus past the Wall, where the services definitely terminate.
Tudo o que você queria saber sobre a inauguração do Templo do Rei Salomão, mas não tinha ninguém que lhe contasse
“Eu fui à abertura do Shopping Paulista e do Shopping Pátio
Higienópolis. Lembro-me do susto que tomei quando entrei no
estacionamento do shopping Paulista. Foi um dos primeiros shoppings a
ter estacionamento sem janelas. Era uma coisa horrorosa. Depois entendi
que esses lugares que pretendem sequestrar você do mundo real, apartar
você da realidade, obrigatoriamente suprimem as janelas. Pode ver. Os
shoppings são assim. Os bingos eram assim. Os cassinos são assim. E o
Templo do Rei Salomão é assim. Não tem uma janela.”
“O mais legal foi ver que Jesus acabou expulso do Templo do Rei Salomão.
É muito engraçada a ironia. Justo quando inaugurava uma réplica do
Templo de Jerusalém, construído por Herodes, do qual Jesus teria
expulsado os vendilhões da fé, o bispo Edir Macedo resolveu expulsar
Projeto multimídia do ‘Guardian’ reconta Primeira Guerra Mundial
O jornal britânico The Guardian lançou um projeto multimídia
para relembrar os 100 anos da Primeira Guerra Mundial. O projeto,
disponível em sete línguas, conta a história do conflito, desde o seu
início, em 1914, até as consequências que surgiram com o seu fim, quatro
anos mais tarde.
Para contar a história de diferentes pontos de vista, o
jornal procurou 10 historiadores de regiões que tiveram um papel
importante na guerra. A narrativa é contada com a ajuda de vídeo, áudio,
fotos e poemas pesquisados em diferentes acervos ao redor do mundo, com
boa parte vindo do Imperial War Museums.