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A trailer has been unveiled for the Black Mass film. According to the Wall Street Journal, the story for this movie was inspired by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill’s bestselling nonfiction title, Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, The FBI, and a Devil’s Deal.
The video embedded above offers glimpses of Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, Benedict Cumberbatch as Bill Bulger, and David Harbour as John Morris. TIME.com reports that the theatrical release date has been set for September 18th.
How do you deal with insecurities? Poet Beck Cooper explores this question with her poem “Alone in a Bathroom.”
The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Cooper’s performance at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Follow this link to listen to another one of her pieces.
Universal Pictures has unveiled an official global trailer for the Jurassic World film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Chris Pratt as Owen, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire, and swarms of dinosaurs.
This movie, inspired by Michael Crichton’s hit novel Jurassic Park, is scheduled to hit theaters on June 12, 2015. Click on this link to watch the teaser trailer. (via mashable.com)
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of YouTube star Hank Green reciting his original poem, “Grab It By The Testicle.” The video embedded above has drawn over 400,000 views.
Green wrote this piece “for the college and high school graduates of the year 2011 (and future years as well…I believe it all applies).” Recently, Green received a request for a new poem during a Reddit A.M.A. session—what do you think?
By: Miranda Dobson,
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, Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (PICC)
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The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, or PICC, were created in 1994 after decades of preparation, against what Oxford author Stephan Vogenauer calls a “romantic background” of a global commercial law, or lex mercatoria. While the UNIDROIT PICC offer a harmonizing global contract law, some objectors may say that as “principles”, they are too vague. Stefan tackles this objection in the video below, and also highlights how some practitioners may be surprised by the contents of the Principles.
The post An overview of the UNIDROIT PICC, with Stefan Vogenauer appeared first on OUPblog.
Good day friends! Over the weekend, I once again hung out with some of my art friends to bring you another conversation about being a professional artist today. You'll notice I was not in Episode 2, as I was speaking on a panel at a local writing conference that day. But I was glad to be back, we had a great conversation.
This time we interviewed Mallory Carlson. We talked about not shying away from the things that are your weaknesses in art, because if you take the time to really work on those things, they will soon become your strengths. We talked about the challenges of taking care of our bodies and taking time to socialize and other things that are important that we sometimes neglect as artists. We also talked about where we are most inspired.
It's a great conversation to listen to while you draw today! If you like it, share it with friends!
In other news, I also need to mention that the game I helped illustrate- Wizards of the Wild was successfully funded on Kickstarter! In fact, it ended up being funded way over the original goal mark! And since the project reached so many stretch goals, I get to illustrate 2 new characters! I already have them designed and ready to color! Thanks to all the backers!
आम आदमी पार्टी … इसके बारे मे हम कह कर भी कुछ नही कह सकते अचानक चलते चलते इसे झटके लगते हैं या झटके लगते लगते अचानक बलवान हो जाती है और दुख इस बात का होता है कि अपने ही … खैर आईए आनंद लेते हैं आप के कुछ कार्टून … मेरे दवारा बनाए गए
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So today is the last day of National Library Week. In celebration, enjoy this delightful video from Common Craft for your average non-library literate layman. If you are a librarian, show this video to those members of your family who heard you had to get a Master’s degree and asked you, “What? So they teach you how to put your hair in a bun and go ‘Shh’ all day?”
More info here.
There is a saying in my family: A music video isn’t viral until soldiers perform a version of it. Admittedly it’s a relatively new saying. The same might also be said for librarian parody videos, though. When they’re doing a song you haven’t heard of, you best be looking that puppy up. Case in point . . .
The moment he’s reading Beloved sort of stands out. Otherwise, perfectly fine. The ending is pitch perfect. Thanks to Melanie for the link.
One more. This time with a Taylor Swift-centric vibe. Author Patricia Hubbell ought to be well pleased:
In other news I was so pleased to see James Kennedy and his 90-Second Newbery shenanigans appear on this recent episode of Kidlit TV. You should watch it if, for no other reason, the fact that you get to see Ame Dyckman briefly prance. And prance she does!!
Next up, the Mazza Museum! I love that place, but the smiling blonde is way way way perky.
Speaking of perky, Scholastic ups the ante with a professional announcer talking up their summer reading challenge. Not a bad idea. Offer kids the chance to be in a world record and watch your participation numbers skyrocket.
And for our off-topic video, this week this post alerted me to the existence of this movie scene from the film Bedazzled. This constitutes my new favorite thing.
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video with Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch reciting the poem “Richard.” Click here to read The Guardian’s post which features the entire piece.
Cumberpatch, who plays Richard III in The Hollow Crown TV mini-series, delivered this reading at the re-interment of King Richard III. British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy wrote “Richard” specifically for this somber occasion.
How do you react when you encounter an enemy? Poet Kevin Kantor explores this question with his poem “People You May Know.”
The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Kantor’s performance at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Follow this link to listen to another one of Kantor’s pieces.
What would The Avengers movies have looked like if they were made back in the 90’s? The team at Vulture.com has created a video to explore the idea of what would have happened “If Avengers: Age of Ultron Came Out In 1995.”
The video embedded above has drawn more than 722,000 views on YouTube. Click on these links to watch a fan-made Avengers mash-up video, a special clip from the film adaptation, and the third trailer.
Netflix has released the trailer for the third season of Orange is the New Black. Thus far, the trailer has drawn over 1.7 million views on YouTube.
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. All fourteen episodes of season three will be made available on June 12th. (via Gothamist.com)
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Recently, Research4Life and its partners, including Oxford University Press, have embarked on a campaign, "Unsung Heroes: Stories from the Library," to raise awareness about the heroic and life-saving work being done by librarians in the developing world. In this new video, we follow a day in the life of Nasra Gathoni, Head Librarian at the Aga Khan University hospital in Kenya.
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Have you ever played a high stakes game of musical chairs? The Sesame Street gang stars in a Game of Thrones-themed parody called “Game of Chairs.”
The video embedded above has drawn more than 177,000 views. It features a quartet of competitors who are all vying to be the supreme monarch of Jesteros.
Can you put a price on a human being? Poet Alex Dang ponders on this question with his moving poem, “Everything Must Go.”
The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Dang’s performance at the February 2015 Soap Boxing Poetry Slam. Follow this link to listen to another one of Dang’s pieces.
Happy Easter, folks! Tis a bonny Easter Video Sunday . . . . not really. One of these videos does show a bunny at one point, though. Can YOU find it? The answer is at the end of this post.
First up, my co-writer Jules Danielson was in town recently and managed to get herself on national television while here. I’ve been in New York for 11 years and haven’t managed such a thing once. So well done to her! She’s the second person in this video to stuff their mouth full o’ Peeps. It’ll make sense when you see it:
Technically this next video is an ad but you have no sense of that until you reach the end anyway. Plus it’s cute:
Weapons of Mass Instruction: A 1979 Ford Falcon Converted in a Tank Armored with 900 Free Books from Colossal on Vimeo.
Of course, as a librarian I want to know how those books were chosen and what the titles are that he hands to the kids. Curation! Curation! Curation! Thanks to Mike Lewis for the link.
I don’t know if you’re aware of it, but Nathan Hale, of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series, has started his own YouTube series. You may have seen his previous video about drawing war hats. Well, video #2′s out and it’s about drawing everybody’s favorite character, The Hangman. I love this format for doing videos. Very nice for illustrators. Take note, folks.
We’ve been saying for years that someone out there in network television land should interview the Newbery and Caldecott winners again. So PBS Newshour picked up the slack and did a great interview with Kwame Alexander. Of course, they make a rookie mistake right at the start by saying the Newbery is for “young adult literature” (does no one VET the news over there, PBS?) but I’m cutting them slack for doing this at all. Now about Mr. Santat . . .
Next up, Voldemort. Because what is Easter without something that has NOTHING to do with Easter?
There’s an app out for the amazing book Lindbergh by Torben Kuhlmann. And, as you might expect, it looks gorgeous. Torben will be in town while I am in Austin so I am drowning my sorrows in this app. *sigh*
And for our off-topic video, something appropriately Easterish:
So which video had the bunny? If you said it was the Nathan Hale post, you’re correct! Go eat yourself a chocolate.
Getting ready for the Paper Towns film adaptation? If you haven’t read the book yet, fear not! In the video embedded above, author and executive producer John Green offers an explanation about paper towns.
According to Green’s website, he became interested in “the weird cartographic phenomenon of paper towns” during his college years. His curiosity on this topic and a desire to write a mystery novel propelled him to create this book. Click here to watch the official trailer for the movie.
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How do you create a repertoire for all levels of learning in music education? Kathy and David Blackwell’s repertoire for beginner to intermediate string players covers a huge range of styles whilst introducing new technical points in a step by step way. Their Fiddle Time, Viola Time, and Cello Time series offer attractive tunes that are fun to learn and provide quality teaching material. Find out how and why they wrote their very first tunes for young string players:
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Sarah Kay, a spoken word poet and the founder of the Project V.O.I.C.E. organization, recited a piece called \"Montauk\" at Inner City Arts. The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video (embedded above) featuring Kay’s performance and it has drawn more than 27,000 views.
Kay drew inspiration for this piece from a line found in Richard Siken’s poem, \"Detail of the Woods.\" Follow these links to listen to a reading of Kay’s poem “The Type” and her talk on the TED stage.
Constance Wu, the lead actress from the Fresh Off the Boat TV series, took on First Book’s speed reading challenge. In the video embedded above, Wu reads aloud from Margery Williams’ The Velveteen Rabbit.
Wu (pictured, via) managed to recite 59 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.
Just came across these fun book-focused parodies of Meghan Trainor's "All About The Bass", like Mount Desert Island High School:
Also love this "All About That Book" video from Griffin Elementary's Literacy Night:
and "All About The Books" from Andover Elementary:
and from Calusa Elementary:
and from Christina Iadicicco on YouTube:
And they're all right, of course! It's ALL ABOUT THE BOOKS.
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Paige McKenzie’s \"The Haunting of Sunshine Girl\" YouTube series has more than 130 million views, her @hauntedsunshine page has 10.7k followers, and her book just pubbed. She’s 20.
Alexandra Alter in the New York Times described how McKenzie, a business partner at 16 with film producer Nick Hagen and her actress/voice-over artist mother, Mercedes Rose, launched the mockumentary web series almost five years ago. In about a year, the \"Haunting\" videos had more than five million views.
Shot, starring, and edited by McKenzie, the story features teenager Sunshine Griffiths, who captures on film the ghost that haunts her home and then struggles to save her mother from being possessed by dark forces. Weinstein Books has brought \"The Haunting of Sunshine Girl\" brand to print in a YA novel series, slated to include three books so far, with screen rights optioned, as well.
Here’s the book trailer posted yesterday by McKenzie and Weinstein:
Alter describes how literary agent Mollie Glick spotted a piece on McKenzie in Seventeen magazine. She introduced McKenzie to YA writer Alyssa B. Sheinmel, who drafted a few chapters and an outline. A book deal quickly followed, and McKenzie is quick to credit Sheinmel:
\"I can’t do this by myself, are you crazy?\" Ms. McKenzie said. \"I’ve never written a book. I don’t know how to do that.\"
Happy National Poetry Month! To kick-off the celebration, we’ve compiled a list of five videos with poetry performances from Sarah Kay, Priyam Redican, Megan Falley, Doc Luben, and Jesse Parent.
We’ve embedded an image of the Academy of American Poets’ official poster to the side. It was designed by author and artist Roz Chast.
To listen to even more pieces, check out the Button Poetry YouTube channel’s “Best of Button” playlist. Who are your favorite poets?
Lifetime has unveiled a trailer for the If There Be Thorns adaptation. This movie, based on the third installment of V.C. Andrews’ Dollanganger series, will air on April 5th.
The video embedded above offers glimpses of Jason Lewis as Christopher, Rachael Carpani as Cathy, and Heather Graham as Corrine. To learn more about this film series, check out this Flowers in the Attic video playlist. (via Entertainment Weekly)
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In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of Ugly Betty actor Michael Urie performing a poetry recitation. Urie delivered a reading of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet #18 at the 2013 Sonnet Slam.
The purpose behind this annual New York City event is to commemorate the anniversary of the Bard of Avon’s birthday. What’s your favorite Shakespearean sonnet?