Metaphor in the News

Simile and Metaphor as Critique: Jaap van Zweden Speaks to an Ensemble - New York Times

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 01:41

New York Times

Simile and Metaphor as Critique: Jaap van Zweden Speaks to an Ensemble
New York Times
Jaap van Zweden, who will become the music director of the New York Philharmonic in 2018, is known for his intense, demanding rehearsals. Drilling his current ensemble, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, in a Mozart symphony last week, he used a battery of ...

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St Paul and the sporting metaphor - Times of Malta

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:31

Times of Malta

St Paul and the sporting metaphor
Times of Malta
On his feast day it is most opportune to highlight his total mastery of the sporting metaphor in many of his epistles, particularly to his young friend Timothy and to the Corinthians in whose city he had lived for some years. The main altarpiece at St ...

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Review: 'God of Carnage' Puts Parents in a Metaphoric Bull Ring - New York Times

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 08:01

New York Times

Review: 'God of Carnage' Puts Parents in a Metaphoric Bull Ring
New York Times
But they end up in a metaphoric bull ring — free of actual blood, of course, this being a comedy by Yasmina Reza. “God of Carnage,” now at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport in a thoughtful and well-acted production, draws both laughs and gasps ...

A historically xenophobic metaphor has been used by Trump, Limbaugh, Obama —and us? - PRI

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 19:02

PRI

A historically xenophobic metaphor has been used by Trump, Limbaugh, Obama —and us?
PRI
There is a metaphor so embedded in the discussion of refugees and migrants that everyone from Donald Trump to Barack Obama uses it. The New York Times has put it in headlines, and Rush Limbaugh has wielded it like a hammer in his full-throated style.

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CBB: Stephanie in poetic metaphor of her emotions and poo - Daily Mail

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:38

CBB: Stephanie in poetic metaphor of her emotions and poo
Daily Mail
CBB: Stephanie in poetic metaphor of her emotions and poo. After Stephanie has her stool sample analysed by Gillian, she paints a poetic metaphor between the state of her emotions and the state of her bowel movements. Todd Tucker tastes wife Kandi ...

CBB: Stephanie in poetic metaphor between emotions and poo - Daily Mail

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 02:36

CBB: Stephanie in poetic metaphor between emotions and poo
Daily Mail
CBB: Stephanie in poetic metaphor of her emotions and poo. After Stephanie has her stool sample analysed by Gillian, she paints a poetic metaphor between the state of her emotions and the state of her bowel movements. CBB: Stephanie in poetic metaphor ...

'God Bless Baseball': National pasttime as a metaphor for geopolitics - Philly.com

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:54

'God Bless Baseball': National pasttime as a metaphor for geopolitics
Philly.com
Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada may or may not like baseball, but he holds a soft spot for millennials. His sinister, slightly funny, and intelligent God Bless Baseball, which played Jan. 22-23 at Fringe Arts, teems with insights in its allegorical ...

Finney: 'Black dog' fails as depression metaphor - DesMoinesRegister.com

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:33

DesMoinesRegister.com

Finney: 'Black dog' fails as depression metaphor
DesMoinesRegister.com
Reader Iris K. sent me an email after my Sunday column on talking to Southeast Polk schools faculty and staff about living with depression and anxiety. In the column, I quoted Winston Churchill, who lived with bipolar disorder. He referred to his ...

Finney: 'Black dog' fails as depression metaphor - DesMoinesRegister.com

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:33

DesMoinesRegister.com

Finney: 'Black dog' fails as depression metaphor
DesMoinesRegister.com
Reader Iris K. sent me an email after my Sunday column on talking to Southeast Polk schools faculty and staff about living with depression and anxiety. In the column, I quoted Winston Churchill, who lived with bipolar disorder. He referred to his ...

Doomsday Clock: The retro metaphor that's still relevant today - New Scientist

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 14:12

New Scientist

Doomsday Clock: The retro metaphor that's still relevant today
New Scientist
It can't have been easy to work out what to do with the hands on the Doomsday Clock this year. In one of the odder group rituals of the reality-based community, a panel of experts ceremoniously set the hands on a drawing of a clock on Tuesday night ...
World's 'Doomsday' Clock Will Stay at Three Minutes to Midnight, says Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsJobs & Hire
Atomic Scientists Organization declares 3 Minute to end of the WorldDaily Star Gazette

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Doomsday Clock: The retro metaphor that's still relevant today - New Scientist

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 14:12

New Scientist

Doomsday Clock: The retro metaphor that's still relevant today
New Scientist
It can't have been easy to work out what to do with the hands on the Doomsday Clock this year. In one of the odder group rituals of the reality-based community, a panel of experts ceremoniously set the hands on a drawing of a clock on Tuesday night ...
The Difficulty of Talking About DoomsdayThe Atlantic
'Doomsday Clock' stays at three minutes to midnightKRON4.com
EDITORIAL: Reading the hands of the Doomsday ClockMeriden Record-Journal
Jobs & Hire -AlterNet
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Watchmen wasn't wrong: Metaphorical 'Doomsday' clock predicts 3 minutes to midnight for Earth - Firstpost

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 07:02

Firstpost

Watchmen wasn't wrong: Metaphorical 'Doomsday' clock predicts 3 minutes to midnight for Earth
Firstpost
Washington: Nuclear threats and climate change pose strong threats to the planet and a symbolic 'doomsday' clock will stay at three minutes to midnight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said on Tuesday. The clock serves as a metaphor for how close ...
Metaphorical Doomsday Clock keeps apocalypse at mere 3 minutes awayTribune-Review
Minute Hand on Metaphorical 'Doomsday Clock' remained at Three Minutes-to-MidnightMaine News Online
Doomsday Clock stays at three minutes to midnightQ13 FOX
Telegraph.co.uk -BBC News -FOX 61
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Letters: An overinflated, misguided metaphor - The Advocate

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:27

Letters: An overinflated, misguided metaphor
The Advocate
While we love good metaphors, your use of a metaphorical ant smashed by a coalition of school boards, unions, principals and superintendents was simply offensive. What happened at that committee meeting was greater than an exercise of the relative ...

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Letters: An overinflated, misguided metaphor - The Advocate

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:27

Letters: An overinflated, misguided metaphor
The Advocate
While we love good metaphors, your use of a metaphorical ant smashed by a coalition of school boards, unions, principals and superintendents was simply offensive. What happened at that committee meeting was greater than an exercise of the relative ...

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Pentagon Gets ISIS Metaphor Wrong, Critics Say - NPR

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:16

Pentagon Gets ISIS Metaphor Wrong, Critics Say
NPR
Defense Secretary Ash Carter's metaphor for ISIS is that of a cancer that must be excised before it can metastasize. Critics say the description misunderstands the nature of the problem. RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: Now the threat from ISIS is a big reason ...

Pentagon Gets ISIS Metaphor Wrong, Critics Say - NPR

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:16

Pentagon Gets ISIS Metaphor Wrong, Critics Say
NPR
Defense Secretary Ash Carter's metaphor for ISIS is that of a cancer that must be excised before it can metastasize. Critics say the description misunderstands the nature of the problem. RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: Now the threat from ISIS is a big reason ...

This Bernie Sanders-inspired ice cream is a pint-sized metaphor for his campaign - Quartz

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:36

Quartz

This Bernie Sanders-inspired ice cream is a pint-sized metaphor for his campaign
Quartz
Bernie's Yearning might be a metaphor for Bernie Sanders' everyman campaign message, but good luck finding a pint. (REUTERS/Katherine Taylor). Share. Written by. Chase Purdy. January 25, 2016. Ben & Jerry's co-founder, Ben Cohen, is a staunch ...
Bernie Sanders' New Ben & Jerry's Flavor? MehGQ Magazine

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This Bernie Sanders-inspired ice cream is a pint-sized metaphor for his campaign - Quartz

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 23:36

This Bernie Sanders-inspired ice cream is a pint-sized metaphor for his campaign
Quartz
Bernie's Yearning might be a metaphor for Bernie Sanders' everyman campaign message, but good luck finding a pint. (REUTERS/Katherine Taylor). Share. Written by. Chase Purdy. January 25, 2016. Ben & Jerry's co-founder, Ben Cohen, is a staunch ...

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Cam Newton Used The Most Carolinian Metaphor To Describe His Season - Huffington Post

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 18:05

Huffington Post

Cam Newton Used The Most Carolinian Metaphor To Describe His Season
Huffington Post
So after a campaign in which every week brought a new criticism, every game a new challenge, Newton stood at the podium after clinching the NFC Championship on Sunday and used the most perfect, most Carolinian metaphor to describe the long haul that ...

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Drowned Bunnies: Part 2 - Inside Higher Ed

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:45

Drowned Bunnies: Part 2
Inside Higher Ed
It may be the worst possible metaphor for a college president to use in talking about struggling students. Simon Newman, president of Mount St. Mary's University, in Maryland, told faculty members: “This is hard for you because you think of the ...

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