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In Karen Hartman's "juicyfruit tragedy," two young sisters discover new appetites within the walls of their father's garden. Gum explores the need to tame nature in a fictional fundamental country where the title candy is contraband and every desire has its price. "A brief, intense, beguiling, sensual, witty, impassioned, deeply moving and brightly burnished gem"--San Francisco Examiner. Also includes The Mother of Modern Censorship.Karen Hartman is the author of Girl Under Grain, Troy Women and Alice: Tales of a Curious Girl. She is a native of San Diego who lives in Brooklyn and is currently the playwright-in-residence at Princeton University.
Jessica Hagedorn has transformed her bestselling novel about the Philippines during the reign of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos into an equally powerful theatrical piece that is a multi-layered tour de force. As Harold Bloom writes, "Hagedorn expresses the conflicts experienced by Asian immigrants caught between cultures . . . she takes aim at racism in the U.S. and develops in her dramas the themes of displacement and the search for belonging."Jessica Hagedorn is a performance artist, poet, novelist and playwright, born and raised in the Philippines. Her novels include Dogeaters (Penguin 1990) which was nominated for a National Book Award and The Gangster of Love (Penguin 1996); a short story collection, Danger and Beauty (City Lights 2002).
Richard Foreman has been at the leading edge of the theatrical avant-garde in the United States and throughout the world since 1968. His legendary productions, written and directed by him at his Ontological-Hysteric Theatre have influenced two generations of theater artists. This new anthology collects plays written and performed over six years, including Now That Communism Is Dead My Life Feels Empty, Maria del Bosco, Panic (How to Be Happy!), Bad Boy Nietzsche!, Bad Behavior and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe.Richard Foreman founded the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in 1968. The theater is currently in the historic St. Marks Church, where he rehearses and produces one of his new plays each year, each play performing for 16 weeks every winter.
"One of the most gratifying, even inspirational, things about the American theatre today is the very existence of Jon Robin Baitz. With A Fair Country his writing continues to push our theatre out of the parlor and into the political." - Linda Winer, Newsday"Baitz is occupying theatrical territory that once was the turf of Arthur Miller and Lillian Hellman, though he writes in his own idiosyncratic voice... He has a gift for familial confrontations that are vicious, funny, brutal, and bizarre." - Vincent Canby, New York Times (Broadway Production)"Few American playwrights have the ability to write such pointed dialogue, and fewer yet are able to marry their domestic drama with the larger political and social issues that concern Baitz." - Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune (Broadway Production)"A sizzling new play." - Howard Kissel, New York Daily News (Broadway Production)A subtle and powerful exploration of the personal impact of politics on an American family stationed in South Africa during the time of apartheid.Jon Robin Baitz is the author of Three Hotels, The Film Society, Other Desert Cities, The End of the Day, and The Substance of Fire, which he adapted into a major motion picture. He was the showrunner on ABC's Brothers & Sisters. He also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film Stonewall directed by Roland Emmerich. He lives in New York.
Suzan-Lori Parks continues her examination of black people in history and stage through the life of the so-called "Hottentot Venus," an African woman displayed semi-nude throughout Europe due to her extraordinary physiognomy; in particular, her enormous buttocks. She was befriended, bought and bedded by a doctor who advanced his scientific career through his anatomical measurements of her after her premature death.
The easy way to work with Office on your iPad or Mac Are you a Mac user who isn't accustomed to working with Microsoft Office? Consider this friendly guide your go-to reference! Written in plain English and packed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, Office for iPad and Mac For Dummies walks you through every facet of Office, from installing the software and opening files to working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook--and beyond. Plus, you'll discover how to manage files, share content and collaborate online through social media, and find help when you need it. Two things are clear: the iPad and Microsoft Office are here to stay. Office for iPad was downloaded 27 million times in its first six weeks on the Apple app store, and Office 365 received nearly one million new subscribers in the last quarter reported. While iPads continue to dominate the enterprise with a 91% market share, the current version of Office for Mac is fully supported by Office 365 and brings Exchange support via Outlook and native compatibility with Windows Office documents. There's never been a better time to bring Office to your iPad or Mac, and this hands-on guide makes it easier than ever to get up and running fast. Take advantage of Word and its many features and tools Make impressive PowerPoint presentations using your Mac or iPad Use Excel to refine worksheets for data analysis and reporting Email with Outlook on a Mac or iPad If you're an Apple enthusiast who wants to get the most out of Microsoft Office, Office for iPad and Mac For Dummies shows you how simplifying and organizing your work or personal life is just a click away.
Combining the important research topic of multiple bond-forming transformations with green chemistry, this book helps chemists identify recent sustainable stereoselective synthetic sequences. * Combines the important research topic of multiple bond-forming transformations with green chemistry and sustainable development * Offers a valuable resource for preparing compounds with multiple stereogenic centers, an important field for synthetic chemists * Organizes chapters by molecular structure of final products, making for a handbook-style resource * Discusses applications of the synthesis of natural products and of drug intermediates * Brings together otherwise-scattered information about a number of key, efficient chemical reactions
If you already understand the basics of Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software, you'll be ready to move on to the sophisticated topics in this updated edition of Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting. Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions will teach you the real-world production secrets that professional animators use to achieve amazing results. In the second edition, you will find extensive and updated coverage of the latest theories and trends in addition to an enclosed CD with exclusive content to help you sharpen your skills.
An in-depth look at the world's most popular martial art. Strategies, techniques and drills instruct new students and help existing practitioners excel, while the relevant philosophical and historical information woven into the text offers a greater understanding and appreciation of the art.
In this guide, Veteran Kung Fu master, Lai Hung, presents the history, developments and fundamentals of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu.
The history of the Philippines and her martial arts is a history of resistance and revolt. Born into this fertile time and place, Grandmaster Leo M. Giron became a child of revolution. He grew up in a time when martial arts training was a necessity, not a luxury. His system was taught to him by five renowned masters; his experience honed in the jungle warfare of World War II. The Secrets of Giron Arnis Escrima is an engaging biography of Leo Giron, a renowned master of escrima and survivor of numerous hand-to-hand encounters in the Philippine jungles. It is also a visual and descriptive survey of Giron's fighting art-a classical weapons and empty-hand self-defense system applicable in today's modern society. Included is an overview of the twenty styles that make up the Giron system in general, and an analysis of the de fondo and cadena de mano styles in particular. Packed with over 300 historical and instructional photographs this book truly reveals the secrets of this Filipino martial art.
Offers instruction in the foundation forms for basic weapon handling in step-by-step detail, as well as the specific kata. The book includes stories about the great weapons masters of Murakami's lineage and provides the history of the art and its relationship to Karate.
In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world's persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban schools and developed digital platforms for remote agrarian communities. But after a decade of designing technologies for humanitarian causes, Toyama concluded that no technology, however dazzling, could cause social change on its own. Technologists and policy-makers love to boast about modern innovation, and in their excitement, they exuberantly tout technology's boon to society. But what have our gadgets actually accomplished? Over the last four decades, America saw an explosion of new technologies - from the Internet to the iPhone, from Google to Facebook - but in that same period, the rate of poverty stagnated at a stubborn 13%, only to rise in the recent recession. So, a golden age of innovation in the world's most advanced country did nothing for our most prominent social ill. Toyama's warning resounds: Don't believe the hype! Technology is never the main driver of social progress. Geek Heresy inoculates us against the glib rhetoric of tech utopians by revealing that technology is only an amplifier of human conditions. By telling the moving stories of extraordinary people like Patrick Awuah, a Microsoft millionaire who left his lucrative engineering job to open Ghana's first liberal arts university, and Tara Sreenivasa, a graduate of a remarkable South Indian school that takes children from dollar-a-day families into the high-tech offices of Goldman Sachs and Mercedes-Benz, Toyama shows that even in a world steeped in technology, social challenges are best met with deeply social solutions.
The college marketplace today is bewildering. Many of the new developments mirror what has happened in healthcare: costs continue to rise with prices all over the map depending where you go, a barrage of advertising making us aware of options we never knew existed (degrees like "sports broadcasting" are the equivalent of treatments for "restless leg" syndrome in medicine) while confusing us about the quality of schools and degrees. For-profit providers are musclinginto the market, and the traditional not-for-profit colleges are acting like for-profits in their pursuit of dollars. The major concern for parents facing the enormous costs of college may be whether different degrees will pay off in the form of a job for their child at graduation. Reports in the media offer no help. Stories about employers complaining that they can't get enough graduates with the right academic background are followed by others where recent grads struggle to find even unpaid internships. Specialized career degrees designed to get graduates into jobs in a particular industry like hospitality or fields like counseling have exploded in part because of this concern and because of the very real fact that employers have become reluctant to train new hires. It is up to the student, and often their parents, to get those entry-level job skills now. Business majors already outnumber liberal arts majors in the US eight-to-one, but the trend has been for even more focused programs targeted to ever narrower niches in the labor market. In my home town of Philadelphia, for example, local universities provide degrees in fields like pharmaceutical marketing and hospitality management with concentrations in casino management. Parents guiding their children through the college application process - and paying for the choices - have to be something of a venture capitalist to think through which programs are worth the money. How should you navigate these options? Assuming you've decided already that your child is going to college and that you care whether they will have a job when they finish, what I will be showing is what to bear in mind.
A remarkable classic work on traditional Japanese architecture and its general integrative quality, the order of space and form, the flexibility of partitions and room functions and other important or unique qualities. The author describes in detail, and with numerous architectural plans and drawings, the influence of the anatomy of the Japanese human body on traditional units of measurement and on house construction. This work is not simply a description of the features of the Japanese house, but "an invitation to probe the possibilities of utilizing this architectural achievement of the Japanese . . . in modern living and building," according to the author, who further believes that the unique features of the Japanese house are better suited to serve as a pattern for contemporary housing than any other form of residential structure.
Japan is world famous for the country of Nippon, as the Japanese refer to their island nation. Nippon: Land of beauty and Tradition takes the reader on a sweeping tour of this always enticing and often surprising country. From the gaudy exuberance of the Sensoji temple to the tranquility of Ryoanji's stone garden, from kyushu's tropical shores to Hikkaido's arctic slopes, from rice fields and iris gardens to castles and monasteries, this book presents page after page of graphic testimony that Nippon continues to be a land of exquisite beauty and rich tradition.
Learn all about beautiful tropical flowers with this useful and portable reference book. This handy pocket guide introduces 55 plant species commonly found in the Tropics. Each exotic bloom is described in detail, its history of origination discussed and gardening tips are given. Illustrated with over 120 beautiful color photographs, this book contains a wealth of botanical details, as well as fascinating information on the cultural uses of flowers. A "must" for gardeners and non-gardeners alike Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.
A complete exploration of the martial art of kendo, including history, lineage charts, advice, & techniques.
Making Out in Chinese is a fun, accessible and thorough Mandarin Chinese phrase book and guide to the Mandarin Chinese language as it's really spoken. Wo xiang geng liao jie ni. You kong ma?-(I want to know more about you. Do you have free time?) Answer this correctly in Chinese and you may be going on a date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Mandarin Chinese classes, textbooks and Mandarin phrasebooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in China you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romances-something you may not be prepared for. If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to China or Taiwan and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Mandarin phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Chinese has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Mandarin Chinese for use in everyday informal interactions-giving access to the sort of catchy Chinese expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms (hanyu pinyin), each expression is given in authentic Chinese characters (zhong wen), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. In addition, phonetic spellings are also given making speaking Mandarin a breeze. For example, "Who?"-shei? is also given as shay? This Chinese phrasebook includes: A guide to pronouncing Chinese words correctly, including a complete guide to Chinese tones. An explanation of tenses. Romanized forms of words and phrases (hanyu pinyin). Complete Chinese translations of all words and phrases. Useful and interesting notes on Japanese language and culture. Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks. Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.
With over 140 stunning color photographs, Malaysia: Portrait of a Nation celebrates the magnificent landscapes, exciting cities, and varied cultures and religions of this multifaceted country. Malaysia's strategic location has attracted visitors and immigrants since ancient times. The country is famous for its hospitality, spicy cuisine, range of natural beauty (from tropical islands to vast rainforests).
Based around a compilation of his popular Schumpeter columns, Adrian Wooldridge takes a look at the forces that are disrupting today's fast-moving business world. The disruption has many causes: the internet's rapid spread; the challenge from emerging markets in innovation and manufacturing; clever management techniques that are forcing companies to rethink strategy; robots advancing from the factory floor into the service sector; and much more. These developments are shaking business and social life to its foundations, producing a new set of winners and losers, and forcing everyone to adapt and change. The Great Disruption explains:- The forces that are disrupting today's business world, and the management gurus that predicted them. - Who are the winners and the losers, and how institutions have tried (and often failed) to change. - How classic management problems, such as talent management, distribution, and outsourcing persist, but with a new twist. - What the future holds for companies, universities, competition and society. It also reminds us why Joseph Schumpeter's ideas about creative destruction are particularly valuable today.
We've all heard the idiom, "Sometimes, less is more. " When it comes to photographing the female form, the "more" is sometimes "more trouble. " Without concealing wardrobe options, traditional poses, and unique props or scenic locales to avert the viewer's gaze, he or she is presented with a nude subject that must, somehow, look confident, alluring, artistic, evocative, and provocative. As the artist in charge of accomplishing this great feat, you're presented with one tall order. This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at every nuance of the creation of a range of nude and figure images. Focusing primarily on lighting and posing, author Yucel Yalim shows how to create dramatic, dimensional curves and highlight your subject's best assets with minimal effort, staple equipment, and maximum impact. For each portrait, readers will learn about the concept behind the image, the challenges that had to be met, and how careful posing and lighting choices were made to create a dimensional and compelling view of the woman in front of the lens. Whether you are looking for unique poses, want to learn how playing with various lenses can help you build your repertoire, or want to investigate your post-processing options for creating a stronger, more creative image, this book will open your eyes to countless new approaches. Complete with rationale regarding the hows and whys behind the artistic decisions made, you'll come away from this book with a solid foundation for producing exquisite, beautifully executed images perfectly tailored to your model's unique look or interest. This book contains detailed lighting diagrams that help readers understand how to duplicate the style and mood in their own images.
Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken. In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year.
While millions of consumers carry on unaware, powerful companies are racing to gain more knowledge and data than anyone, including any government, has ever had. The goal is to understand consumer behavior and desires, from mundane matters to our most private and intimate affairs. This massive trove of data represents an immense prize for these companies. In economic terms, it is one of the most valuable assets on the planet. In All You Can Pay, Anna Bernasek and D. T. Mongan show how companies use what they know about you to determine how much you are willing to pay for certain products and services. Colleges calculate the price you pay based on the information revealed in the application almost all parents submit for federal aid. Hotels, sports events and health products and services are also using this strategy. The price of everything online-from airline tickets to toilet paper-now fluctuates from moment to moment. Through a toxic combination of price discrimination and cutting-edge technology, sellers can instantly change the price they charge an individual based on their calculations of demand and supply at that point in time. Online stores use your zip code to charge you a different price from someone in another zip code. Bernasek and Mongan offer a dire warning and demonstrate how big data threatens the very icon of the American way: the free market. The ability to understand consumers on a granular level, in real time, and simultaneously to customize the price each person is offered, shifts the balance of power away from the consumer so dramatically that the freedom of markets is at risk. The trend is alarming and, if left unchecked, the destination is clear. Yet consumers and companies can still choose a different path, and in this chilling and illuminating book, Bernasek and Mongan show us how.
Returning to her homeland of Santiago, Chile, is the last thing that Tina Aguilar wants to do during the summer of her sixteenth birthday. It has taken eight years for her to feel comfort and security in America with her mother and her new husband. And it has been eight years since she has last seen her father. Despite insisting on the visit, Tina's father spends all his time focused on politics and alcohol rather than connecting with Tina, making his betrayal from the past continue into the present. Tina attracts the attention of a mysterious stranger, but the hairpin turns he takes her on may push her over the edge of truth and discovery. The tense, final months of the Pinochet regime in 1989 provide the backdrop for author Lyn Miller-Lachmann's suspenseful tale of the survival and redemption of the Aguilar family, first introduced in the critically acclaimedGringolandia.