Actor Margaret Colin (VEEP, Independence Day) Joins Pretty Much Pop #28 to Take On the Trope of the Alpha Female What's the deal with images of powerful women in media? The trope of the tough-as-nails boss-lady who may or may not have a heart of gold has evolved a lot over the years, but it's difficult to portray such a character unobjectionably, probably due to those all-too-familiar double standards about wanting women in authority (or, say, running for office) to be assertive but not astringent. Margare...
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Wintertime Garden Inspiration

January often heralds the official arrival of the winter doldrums. Gail, Joe, Fred, and I are here to offer a cure – inspiration for your gardening plans this year. Last year, we started our series of formal classes on the basics of gardening called Foundations in Gardening. Each class sold out and we had lively discussions with attendees. We are bringing back this series with new beginner-oriented classes on Saturdays in February. Gail teaching in our series last winter Gail Read, ...
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Monty Python’s Terry Jones (RIP) Was a Comedian, But Also a Medieval Historian: Get to Know His Other Side

Monty Python’s surreal, slapstick parodies of history, religion, medicine, philosophy, and law depended on a competent grasp of these subjects, and most of the troupe’s members, four of whom met at Oxford and Cambridge, went on to demonstrate their scholarly acumen outside of comedy, with books, guest lectures, professorships, and serious television shows. Michael Palin even became president of the Royal Geographical Society for a few years. And Palin’s onetime Oxford pal and early writi...
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The Lost Neighborhood Buried Under New York City’s Central Park

New York City is in a constant state of flux. For every Nets fan cheering their team on in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and every tourist gamboling about the post-punk, upscale East Village, there are dozens of local residents who remember what—and who—was displaced to pave the way for this progress. It’s no great leap to assume that something had to be plowed under to make way for the city’s myriad gleaming skyscrapers, but harder to conceive of Central Park, the 840-acre oasis in the mid...
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Hautelinks: Balenciaga Returns to Haute Couture, Best Fashion from the SAG Awards, & More

Here's what we're reading on the internet right now.
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Optical Poems by Oskar Fischinger, the Avant-Garde Animator Despised by Hitler, Dissed by Disney

At a time when much of animation was consumed with little anthropomorphized animals sporting white gloves, Oskar Fischinger went in a completely different direction. His work is all about dancing geometric shapes and abstract forms spinning around a flat featureless background. Think of a Mondrian or Malevich painting that moves, often in time to the music. Fischinger’s movies have a mesmerizing elegance to them. Check out his 1938 short An Optical Poem above. Circles pop, sway and dart ...
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Coupons & Sales: 50% off at Revolve, 70% off at Mango, 70% off Topshop, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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Watch Marcel Duchamp’s Hypnotic Rotoreliefs: Spinning Discs Creating Optical Illusions on a Turntable (1935)

In the Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom, we are told that each one of us must strive to reach the blessed state of Bodhisattva, knowing full well that Bodhisattva is a nonentity, an empty name. That is what Duchamp calls the beauty of indifference—in other words, freedom. —Octavio Paz, Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare What are we to do with Marcel Duchamp? Most of us who know the name put it in a box called modern art, with memories of Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), The Bride Strippe...
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What teachers need

This is the third and final post in the series on RM Integris Management Information System. In previous posts we have explored the features of the system and how students can individually benefit from the tools. In this post, we examine how teachers can benefit. window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-17267551-2'); Teachers are very busy and they require information quickly. They need to be ...
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Top 5 Gossip Girl-Approved Items That Are Still Trendy in 2020

Here's what Blair and Serena would be wearing this year.
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The 5 Coziest, Most Affordable Teddy Coats in Stores Right Now

Want to try the teddy coat trend without spending a lot? These affordable teddy coats are all under $50!
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: How science literacy can save us from the internet

The internet has become a tool to tribalize us, a place where opinions become identities in a fight to the death of who's right and who's wrong.As information continues to flow in, many of us lack the training to effectively sort opinion from fact. This leads to widespread disinformation.We need science literacy. With an understanding of how things work, or how to question how things work, we empower ourselves to discover the truth. Letters from an Astrophysicist ...
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The Flute of Shame: Discover the Instrument/Device Used to Publicly Humiliate Bad Musicians During the Medieval Period

Since humanity has had music, we've also had bad music. And bad music can come from only one source: bad musicians. Despite such personal technologies of relatively recent invention as noise-canceling headphones, bad music remains nigh unavoidable in the modern world, issuing as it constantly does from the sound systems installed in grocery stores, gyms, passing automobiles, and so on. And against the bad musicians responsible we have less recourse than ever, or at least less than mediev...
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Applications now open for an exciting MA Directing degree in Prague!

LEARN NEW WAYS TO DO THEATRE, CREATE YOUR OWN WORK & MAKE CONNECTIONS! MA Degree in Directing of Devised & Object Theatre a 2 year English language program at DAMU, Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre in Prague! COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Master in Directing of Devised and Object Theatre offers advanced studies in the practice of theatre-making with a twofold focus: learning the process of devising a theatre performance from scratch, with a strong emphasis on a visuality of...
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Ironically, our first assigned patient encounter as medical students would be a corpse

“Death comes for all of us. It is our fate as living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Dealing with the fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live.” – Paul Kalanithi, MD Recently, first-year students of the medical and physician’s assistant classes completed their seventh and final practical exam in clinical anatomy. […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Sylmar High becomes Olympic venue, thanks to LAUSD’s Young Athletes program

The football field at Sylmar high school was transformed into an Olympic venue on Friday, Jan. 24, as the Los Angeles Unified Young Athletes in partnership with Special Olympics Southern California held its Special Olympics Festival for Preschool Students in LAUSD. King Edwards from Valerio Elementary school is all smiles as he participates in the parachute activity at the Special Olympics Festival for Preschool Students at Sylmar high school Friday, January 24, 2020. The Young Athletes eve...
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How Time-Travel Works in Fiction: A Concise Breakdown of How Time Travel Functions in Popular Movies, Books & TV Shows

As least since H.G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine, time travel has been a promising storytelling concept. Alas, it has seldom delivered on that promise: whether their characters jump forward into the future, backward into the past, or both, the past 125 years of time-travel stories have too often suffered from inelegance, inconsistency, and implausibility. Well, of course they're implausible, everyone but Ronald Mallett might say — they're stories about time travel. But fiction only...
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Businesses Need a 'Catalyst' to Make CSR Practices Stick

Despite best intentions, many corporate social responsibility programs fail. One answer: Companies need community partners to sustain work over the long term, says Robert Kaplan. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has over six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, Chief of Staff at Wikimedia, the non-profit organization that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia. The 6 millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadian school teacher, tr...
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Study your Master in puppetry at Central European universities in Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Białystok! The PuppeTry focuses on different artistic and teaching methods of the participating academies. The programme supports students to find their own artistic approach and become versatile artist with international experience. The online application is open till January 31st, 2020. Entrance exams will take place in February 2020, interviews with selected applicants will be hold vi...
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Cal State violated deaf student’s rights, suit claims

A deaf former Cal State Los Angeles student has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit alleging the university failed to provide him needed sign language and communication services, forcing him to drop out of his graduate-level education program — allegations that university officials deny. The lawsuit, which was filed last week on behalf of Long Beach-area resident Gamaliel Datugan, alleges that the former student “repeatedly experienced discrimination based on his disability” by university profe...
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Dutch schoolchildren make video appeal amid teacher shortage

Amsterdam primary among many schools in Netherlands suffering from a lack of staffParents of children at a primary school in the Netherlands have responded to a national teacher shortage by making a short video of their offspring asking for candidates to come forward and help make their dreams come true.In the film the children talk about their plans to be a caretaker, pilot, plumber, acrobat or director when they get older. “But that is not possible without a good teacher,” the parents write on...
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