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Studio 360 (English): David Foster Wallace & Sa...
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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.

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Movies in the Age of Obama
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Movies in the Age of Obama ab 88.99 EURO The Era of Post-Racial and Neo-Racist Cinema

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Augustin, E: Paar. Ein Buch.
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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, 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. Von den Autoren des Bestsellers 'Ein Mann - Ein Buch'

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Building a Nation: The US Constitution and the ...
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Theology - Practical Theology, grade: 1, University of Graz, language: English, abstract: There are many differences in their attitude towards religion in public life between european and US-citizens and even though there is an agreement on the separation of church and state on both coasts of the Atlantic, the difference in how much of their own belief politicians are allowed to express when executing a public office seems to be as huge in scale like the water mass of the ocean between the two continents. No politician in the US could successfully run for a public office without at least some reference to God during his campaign and no european politician could achieve the same doing so. It's not only the importance of civil religion in everyday's life that draws a line of separation between Europe and the USA, there is also a great divide in how much of their own historical genesis is reflected among Europeans and Americans. For Americans, being true to the spirit and the intention of their 'founding fathers' seems to be much more important than a European would agree to evaluate his or her being true to some spirit of the politicians that signed the 'Contracts of Rome' in 1957 that created the beginning of today's European Community they are living in. The tremendous amount of discussion, negative and positive propaganda, political analysis and reservation among the people related to create a constitution (with or without any reference to God) for Europe too is only a small hint for how different and sensitive the public opinion is about being part of any legacy of foundation that was bequeathed by our ancestors in order to keep a dream alive they were fighting for long time ago. It is the constitution any new president of the United States has to swear an oath on the bible for and it might be an interesting task especially for an european citizen like me to take a closer look on this important document of US history, which is often referred to in many movies or television series (for instance 'The West Wing'). After some historical background information about the United States of America I'll present an overview of the Constitution itself and how it has been expanded by a total of 26 amendments so far. After this historical excursion, I'll have a short look on how the new president of the United States Barack Obama thinks about the constitution and how important it has always been for him since his childhood. Finally, there will also be a brief analysis of his inaugural address given on January 20th.

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The Audacity Of Hype
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In THE AUDACITY OF HYPE, Armando Iannucci cuts straight to the heart of the insanity and sherbet-headed nonsense of modern life. THE AUDACITY OF HYPE brings together his views on diverse subjects, ranging from wickedly funny pen portraits of the sometimes loveable, usually despicable chumps who like to think of themselves as our political elite, and their bonkers schemes to save the world that are in fact likely to do us more harm than a pile of witches, to WMD, disaster movies, the pitfalls of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' and the high and mighty rhetoric of Obama, this is an absurdly entertaining and utterly indispensable collection from one of Britain's most brilliant satirists.

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Celebrity in Chief
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With the advent of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as presidential nominees, the examination of the role of celebrity culture in the White House takes on a fresh appeal. This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh, takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America's presidents as &quote;celebrities in chief&quote; since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done.Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist's eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking.Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America's popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture. An update looking at Hillary and &quote;the Donald&quote; puts contemporary politics in perspective with the evolution of presidential celebrity.

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Celebrity in Chief
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It didn t take long for Barack Obama to make his mark as the biggest political star to ever occupy the White House. Over the course of his two terms in office, Obama has injected the American presidency deeper into popular culture than any of his predecessors. He and his wife Michelle have become iconic figures, celebrities of the first order.This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh, discusses how the Obamas reached this point. More important, it takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America s presidents as celebrities in chief since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done.Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist s eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking.Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America s popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture.'

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Celebrity in Chief
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With the advent of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as presidential nominees, the examination of the role of celebrity culture in the White House takes on a fresh appeal. This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh, takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America's presidents as 'celebrities in chief' since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done. Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist's eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking. Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America's popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture. An update looking at Hillary and 'the Donald' puts contemporary politics in perspective with the evolution of presidential celebrity.

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The International Politics of Fashion
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This book seeks to address and fill a puzzling omission in contemporary critical IR scholarship. Following on from the aesthetic turn in IR, critical and 'postmodern' IR has produced an impressive array of studies into movies, literature, music and art and the way these media produce, mediate, and represent international politics. By contrast, the proponents of the aesthetic turn have overlooked fashion as a source of knowledge about global politics. Yet stories about the political role of fashion abound in the news media. Margaret Thatcher used dress to define her political image, and more recently the fascination with Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni and other women in similar positions, and the discussions about the appropriateness of their wardrobes, regularly makes the news. In Sudan, a female writer and activist successfully challenged the government over her right to wear trousers in public and in Europe, the debate on women's headscarves has politicised a garment item and turned it into a symbol of fundamentalism and oppression. In response, the contributors to this book investigate the politics of fashion from a variety of perspectives, addressing theoretical as well as empirical issues, establishing the critical study of fashion and its protagonists as a central contribution to the aesthetic turn in international politics. The politics of fashion go beyond these examples of the uses and abuses of textiles and fabrics for political purposes, extending into its very 'grammar' and vocabulary. This book will be a unique contribution to the field and will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, critical IR theory and popular culture and world politics.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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