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Educational redlining and the college admissions scandal

The FBI’s Operation Varsity Blues college admissions cheating and bribery scandal has shined a glaring light on the power of money and privilege in ensuring that families with means can enter America’s finest halls of knowledge — even through “side doors” most never knew existed. But the fraudulent actions exposed in OVB have brought attention to the entire inequitable process of American education — a system literally based on a feudalistic land model whereby children starting in kindergarten a...
Tags: Hollywood, Obama, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Connecticut, Hamlet, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Montgomery County, J Simpson, Rosa Parks, Akron Ohio

(C)lean Messaging: How To Make Your Great Idea Appeal To The Masses

by Scott Brown, Executive Director at UpRamp and author of “(C)lean Messaging“ Every aspiring entrepreneur lives in pursuit of that lightbulb moment. The big idea. An unparalleled innovation. In today’s interconnected world, good ideas are all around us. Ever asked yourself, “What if all the good ideas are taken?” Consider this: Somewhere in the world right now, Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is being performed on stage. It’s not a new idea. In fact, the play is the same wherever it’s shown. But her...
Tags: Startups, Scott Brown, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Golden Gate Bridge, Sarah, Scott, Business Communication, Advice For The Young At Heart, Business Advice, Startup Advice, Sarah Sarah, Cookie Company, Clean Messaging, UpRamp

The Ten Laws of Legal Project Management

Over the next few articles, I’ll introduce the Ten Laws of (Legal) Project Management and then go into some of them in practical, how-do-I-apply-this detail. Why ten? It feels like about the right number, a manageable number that sums up basic project management maxims and guidelines. (I hear one of you saying, That’s as high as he can count without taking off his shoes. I know who you are, too.) 1. First Effectiveness, Then Efficiency Efficiency is doing things right, but effectiveness is doi...
Tags: Law, Hamlet, Gantt, Barnardo, Practice Of Law, Helmuth von Moltke, Claudius

10 Best Tim Roth Roles

10 Best Tim Roth Roles A British actor with an incredible knack for American accents, actor Tim Roth has managed to make a name for himself in both the United Kingdom and the United States throughout his decades upon decades as an actor. Known for his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino as well as his turn as Dr. Cal Lightman on the FOX television show Lie to Me, Roth remains an important part of films on both sides of the pond. No stranger to the silver screen or the big screen, Roth has ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Fox, Britain, United States, Selma, United Kingdom, Paris, Quentin Tarantino, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Michael Gambon, Ava Duvernay, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Stephen Frears

Bright Sheng: My Father’s Letter and Bernstein’s Question

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu We’ve been wanting to talk with Bright Sheng for years, but given his teaching schedule at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his commitments to participate in performances of his music either as a pianist or a conductor all over the world, he has been difficult to pin down. But when we finally met with him on Presidents’ Day in his pied-à-terre across the street from Lincoln Center, it proved to be worth th...
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Book Notes: The Point Is by Lee Eisenberg

Lee Eisenberg’s The Point Is: Making Sense of Birth, Death, and Everything In Between is a wonderful set of reflections on the meaning of life — or what “the point” of life really is. The ostensible thesis is that the meaning of life is all about the narrative you create for yourself: Whether the theme is “Look how far I’ve come,” or “I want to leave the world better off than I found it,” or “I need to put my hidden talent to better use,” or “Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,” whatev...
Tags: Books, Sales, Margaret Atwood, Hamlet, Julian Barnes, Seamus Heaney, Esquire, Marie, Eisenberg, Robert Penn Warren, Lee Eisenberg, Jung, Bertrand Russell, Viktor E Frankl, Frankl, Arthur Schopenhauer

Tuesday with Michael Spencer: Can You Study This Book Too Much?

Tuesday with Michael Spencer From 2008 and edited by CM I’m not a literature scholar, but I play one in the classroom several hours a week. That is, when I’m not teaching the Bible to kids from all over America and the world, I teach AP English. Mostly Shakespeare and poetry. The interaction of the two brings some stimulating questions to my mind from time to time. For example, can you study a text too much? Let’s say that you came to my house and I had 1500 volumes of books, almost all on Ha...
Tags: Religion, America, David, Harry Potter, God, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Michael Spencer, Christ, PAUL, Mount, Tamar, Christ Jesus, Barth, Gospels, Jesus Christ Christians

Green Book Thinks You're So Articulate

Green Book won Best Picture at the Oscars last night. First, let me say that Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen are great actors. The plot to this movie?  Not so much.This outline of the story was original once... back when Mark Twain put Huck and Jim on a raft 130 years ago. Since then some variation on this fairy tale has been put on screen a thousand times: some saintly white person discovers that the people of India have rights and grievances; that street people struggle with unseen burden...
Tags: Obama, Mahershala Ali, Pets, India, Colin Kaepernick, America, Green, Howard Schultz, Spike Lee, Jamie Foxx, Mark Twain, Avery, Hamlet, Viggo Mortensen, Stan Lee, Naacp

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: A Great Reading Week

I've reached that point where cabin fever is starting to set in. The sleet or ice or cold or snow has kept me cooped up inside and made me miss way too many outdoor walks. It's driving me crazy! We finally started the new season of True Detective. I like it but need to see a few more episodes before commenting. We finished the Netflix series You, which started out strong, but I was less enamored by the end. We also finally watched the movie Room, which I liked. It's been too long since I re...
Tags: Books, New York, France, Netflix, Canada, New Hampshire, Paris, Hamlet, Jack, Ann Leckie, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Don, Hill, Camille, Wynn

This bud’s for you: Amyris’s $255M cannabinoids project is dope

In California, we reported that Amyris signed a binding term sheet for a planned cannabinoid development, licensing and commercialization partnership valued at up to $255M (not including royalties once the products are commercialized) with a confidential partner. No, Amyris is not exactly transforming into an Industrial Budtender. Let’s look at this announce in depth. The Amyris deal in detail The $255 million in payments include an upfront payment and the remainder are linked to milestones t...
Tags: California, Top Stories, Shakespeare, Hamlet, AMyris, Jim Jones, John Melo Amyris, THC CBD, Amyris Country

A Virtual-Reality ‘Hamlet’

The metro Boston-based Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has partnered with Google’s AR/VR Lens project to create Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit, in which the viewer watches the action from the notional point of view of the ghost of Hamlet’s father. — American Theatre
Tags: Google, Art, Boston, Theatre, Hamlet, 01.25.19, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Watch a New Virtual Reality Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Modern Take on a Classic Play

Often compared to The Tempest, Samuel Beckett's Endgame may have as much of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in it, though the author was unwilling to acknowledge the influence to Theodor Adorno. Beckett's central character, the blind, aged Hamm, spends all of his time in a throne haranguing the other three, in a gloomy place, The New York Times’ Brooks Atkinson wrote, “somewhere between life and death.” Hamm might have been the Danish prince grown old and bitter, left with nothing but what Beckett ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Youtube, College, Boston, Theatre, New York Times, Literature, Pbs, Shakespeare, Hamlet, New York Public Library, Samuel Beckett, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, Beckett

Photographing computers to show the art inside the black box

[Editor's note: I was utterly taken with the gorgeous photos in the new edition of Core Memory, photographer Mark Richards's lavish survey of the vintage computing hardware in Silicon Valley's gem, the Computer History Museum; below is senior curator Dag Spicer's introduction to the book, along with some photos, which the publisher was kind enough to supply -Cory] What computers mean to us depends largely on what we bring to them. Our expectations, our past experience, the dreams and myths tha...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Photography, Gift Guide, News, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Hamlet, Glam, Tivo, Cory, John Von Neumann, Computer History Museum, ENIAC, Australopithecus

Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia | Larry Elliott

Global elite at Davos 2019 must do more than talk about real-world problemsDavos this year will be like Hamlet without the prince. Donald Trump was all set to be the star of the show for the second year running but has decided that giving a keynote address to a hall full of billionaires is politically problematical at a time when the US government is shut down.Emmanuel Macron is giving the World Economic Forum a miss for similar reasons. If you have been dubbed the president of the rich the last...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, US, Economics, World news, Davos, Theresa May, Hamlet, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Larry Elliott, Davos 2019

Watch: 'Star Wars' Meets 'Shakespeare' in 'TD-73028 Soliloquy' Short

"Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer…" Nothing like a mashup of Star Wars and Shakespeare. Most stories are already inspired by Shakespeare, but this is an attempt to bring Shakespeare's dialogue right into the iconic Star Wars universe. Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy is a short film directed by Maxime-Claude L'Écuyer from Montreal. The short features Hamlet's famous soliloquy presented as the inner voice of a Stormtrooper, emphasizing how relevant this dialogue still is (and will alw...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Short Film, Montreal, Shakespeare, Hamlet, To Watch, Maxime Claude L Écuyer, David Blouin, Anton Golikov

The Morning Watch: ‘Hamlet’ By Way of ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Sopranos’ 20 Years Later & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch a new take on Hamlet that takes the famous Shakespearean soliloquy from the play and gives it to a Stormtrooper on Tatooine from Star Wars. Plus, The Sopranos creator David Chase and star Edie Falco re...
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This Bleak Star Wars Fan Film Takes Hamlet to Tatooine

The quintessential concern of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is moral paralysis. Is what I’m doing meaningful? Does my life have any meaning? In one of the most famous soliloquies of all time, Hamlet considers this question with poetic precision—to be, or not to be?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Lucasfilm, Stormtroopers, Tatooine, Fan Films

Noteworthy in 2018: Schell’s picks

Unlike those big-media favorites lists that appear in mid-December to grease the skids of the Great Shopping Season, my year-end reckonings dawdle until the last moment and don’t claim to define the best of anything. But with audio streaming, social media and other factors pushing the contemporary music landscape into an increasingly variegated but fragmented state, some measure of thoughtful inventorying seems both prudent and practical. In that spirit, here’s a biased and opinionated survey of...
Tags: UK, California, France, Scotland, Religion, US, America, Fox, Munich, United States, Musgrave, Opera, Johnson, North America, Hamlet, Seattle

George R.R. Martin Suggests Idea For Another ‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Off; Learn About ‘Unseen Westeros’ Exhibit

Until HBO decides to reveal more official information about their upcoming Game of Thrones prequel show, we’re going to have to make do with updates from author George R.R. Martin, who’s on board as a co-creator/executive producer. In a new interview, Martin offered a brief update about HBO’s upcoming prequel and also spoke about a new Game of Thrones spin-off idea which he compares to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Plus, check out a trailer for an incredible-looking new exhibition call...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Berlin, Fantasy, United States, New York Times, Game Of Thrones, Exhibition, Hamlet, Goldman, Naomi Watts, Martin, Jane, George R R Martin, Westeros

Gillian Cummings's Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, Gillian Cummings's The Owl Was a Baker’s Daughter is an imaginative and impressive collection. Maggie Smith wrote of the book: "The Owl Wa...
Tags: Music, Dave, David, Maggie Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Brian Eno, Denver, Martin Luther King Jr, Matthew, Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, Nico, Buddha

George R.R. Martin Gives Game of Thrones Prequel Update

BEGIN SLIDESHOW George R.R. Martin gives a Game of Thrones prequel update While Game of Thrones’ final season is still quite a ways off, author George R.R. Martin has been working on a prequel series, which will be set roughly 1,000 years before the events in his unfinished book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which were the template for HBO’s sword and sorcery epic. Now, in an interview with The New York Times, Martin reveals some details about the new prequel series, including where the ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, New York Times, TV News, Game Of Thrones, Hamlet, Goldman, Naomi Watts, George R R Martin, Martin, Jane, Nan, Jane Goldman, Littlefinger, ComingSoon

Borges on God’s Nonexistence and the Meaning of Life

This link comes from Zito Madu, who knows what I like. An interview with Jorge Luis Borges from 1981. On the meaning of life: If life’s meaning were explained to us, we probably wouldn’t understand it. To think that a man can find it is absurd. We can live without understanding what the world is or who we are. The important things are the ethical instinct and the intellectual instinct, are they not? The intellectual instinct is the one that makes us search while knowing that we are never goin...
Tags: Rome, Trinity, John, Hamlet, Damascus, Christ, Moses, Stockholm, Matthew, Dante, Malmo, Jorge Luis Borges, Alexander, Judas, Elijah, Saul

‘Ophelia’ Trailer: Daisy Ridley is the Doomed Heroine of ‘Hamlet’

Shakespeare’s Hamlet gets a new interpretation with Ophelia, a retelling of the famous tragedy through the eyes of another character. Daisy Ridley is Ophelia, who falls for the young Dane – a romance that goes haywire once Hamlet’s father is murdered, driving the young man mad in the process (maybe). The Ophelia trailer below gives us a look at what just might be the entire movie, while also introducing us to Clive Owen‘s questionable wig. Ophelia Trailer I love Daisy Ridley, I love Ham...
Tags: Dane, Movies, Drama, Denmark, Tom Felton, Movie Trailers, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Daisy Ridley, Rosencrantz, Ridley, Ophelia, Clive-Owen, Claire McCarthy, Daisy Ridley Naomi Watts Clive Owen George MacKay

Out, out!

In advertising, out is in, prefixly speaking. “Built to outcomfort and overlast,” from Woodard, an outdoor furniture company. (Why not overlast and outcomfort?) Hat tip: Andy Behr, who saw this ad in the November issue of House Beautiful.   “Out-deliver. Out-delight. Out-disrupt” on the Informatica home page. (Mere disruption no longer suffices; now it has to be out-disruption.) I saw the same message on an Informatica billboard at a San Francisco approach to the Bay Bridge. Infor...
Tags: Florida, Advertising, San Francisco, Trends, Linguistics, Hamlet, Bentley, Norman Rockwell, Mike Pope, Thomas Paine, Ben Zimmer, Disney Disney, Woodard, Informatica, Nancy Friedman, Mark Liberman

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ at 25: Tim Burton’s Hybrid-Holiday Musical Still Holds Charm

Tim Burton’s best movie might actually be one he didn’t direct. As a filmmaker, Burton’s strength has always been in his visual storytelling, the eccentric look and phantasmagorical feel of his characters and story settings. Since 1990, a parade of peculiar, pale protagonists, led by the grand marshal of Edward Scissorhands, has formed up in his long string of collaborations with Johnny Depp. His early collaborations with Michael Keaton also gave us the iconic Beetlejuice and two rich, operati...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Tim Burton, Features, Animation, Johnny Depp, Gotham City, Musical, Santa, Disneyland, Hamlet, Patrick Stewart, Jack, Michael Keaton, NICK, Rudolph

Naomi Watts Joins Showtime’s Roger Ailes Series

Naomi Watts joins Showtime’s Roger Ailes series Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts has officially joined the cast of the upcoming Showtime limited series The Loudest Voice in the Room. Based on the book about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, Watts will take on the role of journalist Gretchen Carlson, the first woman to file a sexual harassment suit against Ailes. RELATED: Russell Crowe To Star as Roger Ailes In Showtime Limited Series Based on the Gabriel Sherman book, the eight-episode serie...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, Annapurna, Showtime, Showtime Networks, TV News, Russell Crowe, Fox News, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Sherman, Naomi Watts, Jason Blum, Mccarthy, Richard Nixon

Shakespeare in the age of Brexit and Trump: the play’s still the thing

In his new book, Peter Conrad explains how the Bard’s plays are the perfect mirror for our troubled timesNext time you go to a Shakespeare play, don’t think you can settle back into a safe invisibility when the lights go down. You will be under observation: the actors we watch are in turn watching us, examining our personal flaws and the fault lines in our fractious society. We receive fair warning of the test that is in store. Hamlet invites a troupe of itinerant players to perform at Elsinore ...
Tags: Books, Politics, UK News, US news, Culture, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Donald Trump, Brexit, Trump, Errol Morris, Horatio, Steve Bannon, Elsinore, Peter Conrad

Broadway Review: ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ Starring Janet McTeer

Love the boots! The sexy black ones that Tony winner Janet McTeer (“Sorry For Your Loss,” “Ozark”) dons to play the actress Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Hamlet are mentioned more than once in “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” Theresa Rebeck’s flattering account of that diva’s historic 1899 appearance before a skeptical Parisian audience. In McTeer’s enthralling performance, […]
Tags: Reviews, Broadway, Hamlet, Tony, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Bernhardt, Janet McTeer, McTeer, Bernhardt Hamlet, Sorry For Your Loss

Listen: Janet McTeer, Theresa Rebeck on Gender, Power and ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’

The late actress Sarah Bernhardt shocked theatergoers when she decided to play the title character in “Hamlet” more than a century ago. Janet McTeer, the actress who currently plays Bernhardt on Broadway in “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” doesn’t think a whole lot has shifted since then. “I think the conversation hasn’t changed that much,” McTeer said on the […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Broadway, Hamlet, Roundabout Theatre Company, Bernhardt, Theresa Rebeck, Sarah Bernhardt, Janet McTeer, McTeer, Stagecraft, Bernhardt Hamlet, Janet McTeer Theresa Rebeck, Gender Power

Now Stream This: ‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’, ‘Revenge’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘They Came Together’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  Another edition of Now Stream This is here to offer you a smorgasbord of streaming options! Be honest – you don’t want to leave your house. You want to stay inside and watch movies without getting up off the couch. If you find yourself in this situation, but remain uncertain about just what to watch, this column is here to help. In this edition, w...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Demon, Western, Features, Ethan Hawke, Amy Poehler, Revenge, Kate Winslet, Stronger, Beatty, Gore Vidal, Kenneth Branagh