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Have you ever composed an acrostic poem? The process involves taking the first letter of a word and spelling out new words to form a cohesive piece. The video embedded above showcases the four superstar coaches of The Voice dabbling in this art form.
Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 wrote pieces for the other. Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams paired off to produce pieces about one another. What do you think?
A trailer has been unleashed for Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World. The video embedded above stars a five year old leukemia patient named Miles Scott who yearned to be Batman for one day.
The story chronicles how more than 25,000 people came together to make that wish come true. A limited theatrical release has been scheduled for June 26th. (via USA Today)
How do you respond in a name calling situation? Poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva has crafted a response message (complete with NSFW language).
The video embedded above features Lozada-Oliva’s performance at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Follow this link to listen to another one of her pieces.
A new international trailer has been unveiled for Me And Earl And The Dying Girl.
Jesse Andrews adapted his 2012 young adult novel for the screenplay. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Thomas Mann as Greg, RJ Cyler as Earl, and Olivia Cooke as Rachel.
A screening was held at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The theatrical release date has been scheduled for June 12th. Follow this link to watch the first trailer. (via MTV.com)
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed a second trailer for Pan. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Amanda Seyfriedas Mary, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, Garrett Hedlund as Hook, and Levi Miller as Peter Pan.
According to Deadline.com, the theatrical release date has been scheduled for October 9th. Click here to download a free digital copy of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. (via movieweb.com)
Atonement novelist Ian McEwan gave a commencement address at the graduation ceremony for Dickinson College’s class of 2015. McEwan spoke to the students about freedom of expression; he urged these newly minted graduates to do their part to preserve this important right. The video embedded above features McEwan delivering his speech.
Time.com has posted McEwan’s piece in its entirety. Here’s an excerpt: “It’s worth remembering this: freedom of expression sustains all the other freedoms we enjoy. Without free speech, democracy is a sham. Every freedom we possess or wish to possess (of habeas corpus and due process, of universal franchise, and of assembly , union representation, sexual equality, of sexual preference, of the rights of children, of animals—the list goes on) has to be freely thought and talked and written into existence.”
In the past, a great number of authors have delivered moving commencement speeches. Coraline writer Neil Gaiman’s 2012 “Make Good Art” talk went viral. Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling’s 2008 “Very Good Lives” talk has drawn more than 1.5 million views on YouTube.
A trailer has been unleashed for The Scorch Trials film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Dylan O’Brien reprising the role of Thomas.
The story for this movie was adapted from the second installment of James Dashner’s Maze Runner series. The theatrical release date has been scheduled for September 18th. (via MTV.com)
A teaser trailer has been unleashed for the Steve Jobs movie. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Michael Fassbender playing the titular role.
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was tasked with adapting Walter Isaacson’s biography for the script. Entertainment Weekly reports that this film adaptation will hit theaters on October 9th. (via ComingSoon.net)
A trailer has been unleashed for The Magicians TV show; the story is based on the epic fantasy trilogy by writer Lev Grossman. According to BuzzFeed, Syfy is set to start airing this adaptation project in 2016.
The video embedded above features actor Jason Ralph playing a genius graduate school student named Quentin Coldwater (the primary protagonist). The first season will consist of 12 episodes. (via CosmicBookNews.com)
Twentieth Century Fox has unleashed a new trailer for the Paper Towns movie. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Nat Wolff in the lead role of Quentin Jacobsen and actress Cara Delevingne as his love interest Margo Roth Spiegelman.
Not too long ago, executive producer and author John Green shot a video to share his thoughts on film adaptations and posted it on the VlogBrothers YouTube channel. Paper Towns will hit theaters on July 24th. (via TIME.com)
For A Song of Ice & Fire series author George R.R. Martin, history is a constant muse. The TED-Ed team has created a six-minute lesson that focuses on “the wars that inspire Game of Thrones.”
The video embedded above explores the similarities shared between the events and players of the Wars of the Roses and Martin’s beloved epic fantasy story. Over at the TED-Ed website, viewers can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources.
One month before the premiere date, Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for season three of Orange is the New Black. Thus far, the trailer has drawn more than 433,000 views on YouTube and over 14,000 “likes” on Facebook.
The video embedded above features scenes with Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, Kate Mulgrew as Galina \"Red\" Reznikov, and Uzo Aduba as Suzanne \"Crazy Eyes\" Warren. Click here to watch the first trailer.
Hudson Yang, the lead actor from the Fresh Off the Boat TV series, took on First Book’s speed reading challenge. In the video embedded above, Yang reads aloud from Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.
Yang managed to read 49 words in 10 seconds. Click on these links to watch speed reading attempts from author Mo Willems, two actors from the Agent Carter show, and two actors from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show.
स्वच्छता एक अहसास है … एक खुशी है … जिसे अभी तक गांव के लोगों ने महसूस नही किया था. स्वच्छ्ता अभियान चलने पर … गांव के लोगों में जो स्वच्छता के प्रति जो जागरुकता पैदा हुई वो वाकई में अपने मे ही एक उदाहरण है…
हरियाणा के जिला सिरसा का एक गांव बकरिया वाली … पूरा गांव व मानो एक परिवार बन कर सफाई मे जुट गया और वो कर दिखाया जो किसी ने सपने मे भी नही सोचा था…ऐसा जोश सिरसा के एक दो गांव का नही बल्कि सभी 333 गांवों का था
इसी सिलसिले मे आईए आपको दिखाते है स्वच्छता से जुडे लोगो से किए सवाल जवाब … और लोगो की खुशी …
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Do you enjoy hip hop music? Writer Kai Davis has crafted a message in the form of a poem for one rap artist; the piece is entitled “Dear Chief Keef.”
The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Davis’ performance at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Follow this link to listen to another one of Davis’ pieces.
How do you feel immediately after finishing a really good book? The Epic Reads team has posted a video about the problem of “returning to the real world” on YouTube.
The video embedded above has drawn more than 12,000 views. Do you have any suggestions for how to deal with this highly problematic issue?
Are you excited for the Paper Towns film? In the video embedded above, author and executive producer John Green offers his opinion on adaptation projects and shares a few spoilers about the movie.
According to Green’s website, he became interested in \"the weird cartographic phenomenon of paper towns\" during his college years. Click on these links to watch the official film trailer and a behind-the-scenes video on the set of the Paper Towns movie.
बात उन दिनों की है जब गांव के लोग खुले में शौच के लिए जाते थे पर जब से जनता में जागरुकता आई और वो सफाई का महत्व समझने लगे तभी से जबरदस्त बदलाव देखने को मिला … उसी का जीता जागता उदाहरण है हरियाणा के सिरसा के कंगनपुर गांव जिन्होनें स्वच्छता में एक मिसाल कायम की … लोग इस सफाई से बेहद उत्साहित है और खुशी का इजहार नाच गा कर रहे हैं
Swachh Bharat Mission-Gramin – Kanganpur – Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan – TSC – DOST
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Universal Pictures has unveiled a teaser for the Fifty Shades Darker film adaptation. The video embedded above features actor Jamie Dornan in the lead role of Christian Grey.
Niall Leonard, the husband of E.L. James, will serve as the screenwriter for this project. The Fifty Shades of Grey sequel movie is set to hit theaters on February 10, 2017. (via ETonline.com)
How have libraries changed to accommodate the patrons of the digital revolution?
The team at Common Craft, an instructional video company, has created a piece that focuses on “Libraries in the Internet Age.” The video embedded above has drawn more than 4,800 views on YouTube.
In an interview with School Library Journal, Common Craft co-founder Lee LeFever talked about the thought process behind this project: “We made this video because librarians are among our biggest fans and supporters. We’ve talked to [librarians] about the issues they face, particularly regarding the public perception of libraries. Our hope is that the video can be a useful resource that helps people see that libraries have evolved in the Internet Age.”
Lightning Bolt is the much loved noise band fronted by Brian Chippendale, who is also a cartoonist and fort Thunder alum. They have a new album out and are touring right now. Live shows are notoriously loud and energetic so be forewarned.
Lale Westvind is an Ignatz Award winning cartoonist of such books as Hot Dog Beach and Hyperspeed to Nowhere. She’s also an animator and she made a video for the Lightning Bolt song “The Metal East” and it’s pretty much perfect with a hyperspeed technicolor parade of fantastic robots, monsters and miscellaneous creatures. This is what noise looks like.
Have you ever envisioned a Black Widow movie? Scarlett Johansson, the actress who has played this character in several Marvel movies, teamed up with the Saturday Night Live cast to explore this project idea.
The video embedded above features the hilarious spoof trailer for a fake film called Black Widow: Age of Me. Marvel Entertainment has many projects in the pipeline, but unfortunately none of them focus solely on the deadly female assassin Natasha Romanova.
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The Fault in Our Stars author John Green delivered a speech at YouTube’s Brandcast conference.
The video embedded above features Green talking about the impact that YouTube has had on his careers as a writer and a video content creator. He encourages advertisers to devote less of their focus on attracting eyeballs.
Green has posted the piece in its entirety on The Huffington Post. Here’s an excerpt: “I can say ‘Our videos have been viewed more than a billion times’ and it sounds impressive, but it’s not actually an important number to me. I don’t care how many people watch or read something I make. I care how many people love what I make.” (via TechCrunch.com)