Erscheinungsdatum: 22.10.2018, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Movies in the Age of Obama, Autor: Mcparland, Robert, Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: PERFORMING ARTS // Film & Video // History & Criticism, Rubrik: Theater // Ballett, Film, Fernsehen, Seiten: 314, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 485 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.11.2014, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Movies in the Age of Obama, Titelzusatz: The Era of Post-Racial and Neo-Racist Cinema, Redaktion: Izzo, David Garrett, Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: PERFORMING ARTS // Film & Video // History & Criticism, Rubrik: Theater // Ballett, Film, Fernsehen, Seiten: 314, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 637 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 11/2010, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: E Pluribus Unum, Titelzusatz: The American Dream in Contemporary Hollywood Movies and Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign, Autor: Schnicke, David, Verlag: Tectum Verlag // Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Film // Hollywood // Obama // Barack und Michelle // USA // Musik // Theater // Fernsehen // Medientheorie // Medienwissenschaft // Politische Führer und Führung, Rubrik: Geisteswissenschaften allgemein, Seiten: 89, Gewicht: 153 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful. Thomas Jefferson famously said "I cannot live without books," and his library backed up the claim, later becoming the backbone of the new Library of Congress. Jimmy Carter watched hundreds of movies in his White House, while Ronald Reagan starred in a few in his own time. Lincoln was a theater-goer, while Obama kicked back at home to a few episodes of HBO's "The Wire". America is a country built by thinkers on a foundation of ideas. Alongside classic works of philosophy and ethics, however, our presidents have been influenced by the books, movies, TV shows, viral videos, and social media sensations of their day. In What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culturen in the White House presidential scholar and former White House aide Tevi Troy combines research with witty observation to tell the story of how our presidents have been shaped by popular culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015140/bk_acx0_015140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Keine Sorge, dieses Buch erklärt nicht, wie man küsst. Und ganz ehrlich: Wenn Sie nicht wissen, wie man küsst, wird Ihnen kein Buch helfen, es herauszufinden. Dieses Buch ist kein Ratgeber, dieses Buch ist eine Reise, ein Streifzug durch die Welt der Paare. Jeder ist irgendwann Teil eines Paares, und jedes Paar hat so seine Vorlieben. Siegfried und Roy zum Beispiel hingen stets mit erstaunlich vielen Tigern rum, Bill Clinton und Monica Lewinsky hatten leidenschaftlich keinen Sex, Walther Röhrl und Christian Geistdörfer wollten sehr, sehr schnell Auto fahren, Di und Dodi mussten sehr, sehr schnell Auto fahren, Michelle Obama umarmte die unberührbare Queen mit Wucht und Adam und Eva aßen genüsslich Früchte. Ohne Paare keine Buddy-Movies, keine Zweisitzer, keine Zugewinngemeinschaft, keine Duelle, keine richtig teuren Scheidungen, keine Arche Noah - und ohne Arche Noah: nichts. Zeit also, alle Aspekte des Paarseins einmal gründlich unter die Lupe zu nehmen. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Andrea Sawatzki, Hella von Sinnen, Dirk Bach. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhde/001197/bk_rhde_001197_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
From James McManus, author of the best-selling Positively Fifth Street, comes the definitive story of the game that, more than any other, reflects who we are and how we operate. Cowboys Full is the story of poker, from its roots in China, the Middle East, and Europe to its ascent as a global - but especially an American - phenomenon. It describes how early Americans took a French parlor game and, with a few extra cards and an entrepreneurial spirit, turned it into a national craze by the time of the Civil War. From the kitchen-table games of ordinary citizens to its influence on generals and diplomats, poker has gone hand in hand with our national experience. Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama have deployed poker and its strategies to explain policy, to relax with friends, to negotiate treaties and crises, and as a political networking tool. The ways we all do battle and business are echoed by poker tactics: cheating and thwarting cheaters, leveraging uncertainty, bluffing and sussing out bluffers, managing risk and reward. Cowboys Full shows how what was once accurately called the cheater's game has become a mostly honest contest of cunning, mathematical precision, and luck. It explains how poker, formerly dominated by cardsharps, is now the most popular card game in Europe, East Asia, Australia, South America, and cyberspace, as well as on television. It combines colorful history with firsthand experience from today's professional tour. And it examines poker's remarkable hold on American culture, from paintings by Frederic Remington to countless poker novels, movies, and plays. Braiding the thrill of individual hands with new ways of seeing poker's relevance to our military, diplomatic, business, and personal affairs, Cowboys Full is sure to become the classic account of America's favorite pastime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001023/bk_aren_001023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Last year the artist Richard Prince was sued by Patrick Cariou, a photographer, for copyright infringement. Prince had used dozens of Cariou’s pictures — arty portraits of Rastafarians in Jamaica — in his paintings. This practice of appropriation, incorporating other people's work into new artworks, is well established in the art world, and Prince has based a successful career on it. But a federal judge ruled for Cariou last year, and if Prince loses his appeal, a swath of contemporary art making will become illegal. Then, Last month, we announced our Significant Object story contest. We picked out three objects from a thrift store — a doll ($5), a thermos with the Marlboro logo ($5), and a wooden trinket ($1). We want you to perform creative alchemy, turning the junk into treasure by giving it a backstory. It can be in the form of a short story, poem, encyclopedia article, comic, essay. After that, over the last decade, Kerry Washington has become well-known for terrific performances in movies like The Last King of Scotland and Ray. She’s now the star of her own new network series, which even today is a rare feat for an African-American actress. Following that, New Orleans may be the birthplace of jazz, but for the last couple of decades its most influential music has been the city's Dirty South rap scene. The woozy celebration of ghetto life that Lil' Wayne calls "gangsta gumbo" blurs the line between reflecting violence and glamorizing it. No small thing in a city with a murder rate ten times the national average. Then, over a couple of decades, Isabel Toledo quietly became one of the most sought-after fashion designers in the business. But in 2009, she experienced overnight global exposure. At the inauguration that January, amid a sea of dark suits, First Lady Michelle Obama stood out in a chic chartreuse lace dress and matching overcoat designed by Toledo.And finally, Sergio Munoz was only seven years old 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120407/rt_stud_120407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Political reporters on the campaign trail aren’t the only journalists racking up the frequent flyer miles right now. It’s the season of major film festivals, and people who cover movies get the better destinations. Last weekend was the festival in Telluride, Colorado; the Venice Film Festival is wrapping up; Toronto has just begun; and at the end of this month New York's big film festival kicks off. What are all these festivals for, and to whom do they matter? Next, back in 1996, when I was just starting to think about my first novel, which I wanted to be big and funny and serious and say fresh things about modern life, a new novel appeared on my doorstep. A gigantic novel, a thousand pages in galleys, signed by the author: it was David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. I plunged in and realized why so much fuss was being made. It was a dazzling, infuriating, altogether remarkable book about the sadness at the core of turn-of-the-21st-century America’s frenzied addiction to entertainment and diversion.Then, pop music's not what it used to be. That’s what every generation of no-longer-kids says about what the kids are listening to, but fogey cliches aren’t necessarily wrong. A study just published in the Journal of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts tracked the mood of pop songs over five decades of Billboard charts, and it confirms that pop has changed in substantial ways. Far more of today’s hits are now in minor keys (which most of us hear as sadder or more complex) — more than half, as compared to just 15% in the 1960s.Next, even if you don’t know the song "How You Like Me Now?" by name, you’ve almost certainly heard it. The funky, gritty tune has been ubiquitous for a couple of years — in a Super Bowl car ad, in TV shows like Entourage and Community, and lately as part of the official Obama re-election campaign playlist. The band behind the song is four British guys from the small city 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120908/rt_stud_120908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.