Figurative in the News

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Justin Lin ('Star Trek Beyond') - Hollywood Reporter

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 05:40

Hollywood Reporter

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Justin Lin ('Star Trek Beyond')
Hollywood Reporter
Abrams, who would remain involved as a producer, encouraged Lin to "boldly go" wherever he wanted with the story — and so, working under a tight timetable, Abrams and cowriters Simon Pegg and Doug Jung literally and figuratively blew up much of the ...
MOVIE REVIEW: 'Star Trek Beyond' fails to lift offWashington Times
'Star Trek' on the big screen, worst to bestChicago Daily Herald
Film review: Star Trek franchise takes us on satisfying journey of characterisation in Above and BeyondThe National
Vanity Fair -The List -FanFest News (press release)
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Father and disabled son become triathletes, prove "anything is possible" - Vineland Daily Journal

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 04:12

Vineland Daily Journal

Father and disabled son become triathletes, prove "anything is possible"
Vineland Daily Journal
The father-son duo from Middletown hope to push each other — Blake figuratively, David literally — across the finish line of their 26th triathlon when they compete in the New York City Triathlon on Sunday morning. This race, which begins in the ...

Who Is Tim Kaine? Hillary Clinton Just Revealed Her Choice For Vice President - Bustle

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 03:33

Bustle

Who Is Tim Kaine? Hillary Clinton Just Revealed Her Choice For Vice President
Bustle
America has bit its figurative fingernails down to the quick waiting for Hillary Clinton to announce her pick for Vice President. Speculative guesses have been all over the map, ranging from well know political celebrities like New Jersey Senator Cory ...

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Cleveland's great new public spaces helped make RNC 2016 a success (photos) - cleveland.com

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:38

cleveland.com

Cleveland's great new public spaces helped make RNC 2016 a success (photos)
cleveland.com
Closer to the action, the square's water feature, a shallow oval of water edged on one side by fountain sprays, literally and figuratively cooled things down. Jeremy Paris, executive director of the nonprofit Group Plan Commission, which oversaw the ...

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All in the Smooth, White, Vacant-Eyed Family of Contemporary Figurative Sculpture - Hyperallergic

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 03:34

Hyperallergic

All in the Smooth, White, Vacant-Eyed Family of Contemporary Figurative Sculpture
Hyperallergic
PHILADELPHIA — Once upon a time, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, there lived a family of sculptures. They were all smooth, white, and vacant-eyed. Surrounding them were works of clean, monochromatic abstraction and geometric minimalism: The ...

Figurative Painting That's Emphatically Human - Hyperallergic

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 17:39

Hyperallergic

Figurative Painting That's Emphatically Human
Hyperallergic
New York City galleries are raining down a smattering of group shows that showcase figurative painting. Some of the notables are Me, My, Mine: Commanding Subjectivity in Painting, which recently opened at DC Moore Gallery, and Painting Forward, which ...

It's now Trump's party, literally and figuratively - Mohave Valley News

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 13:19

Newsweek

It's now Trump's party, literally and figuratively
Mohave Valley News
To Trump's dismay, the first two days saw a rowdy racket on the floor over efforts to quash an anti-Trump rebellion, plus a hubbub over wife Melania Trump's speech that borrowed passages from Michelle Obama. Yet as the convention reached its halfway ...
The man who would be kingThe Economist (blog)
Mike Pence's RNC Speech Gives Voters What They Want To HearHuffington Post
Trump accepts GOP nomination; tears into Clinton, crime and immigrationCitizenOracle

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Chris Christie seems like he wants to part ways with New Jersey, and vice versa - Washington Post

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 00:37

Washington Post

Chris Christie seems like he wants to part ways with New Jersey, and vice versa
Washington Post
Over the weekend, Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli tweeted out an update from Gov. Chris Christie's office with a fascinatingly weird bit of information. If you're curious about Christie's Monday schedule, recipients are informed, you're instructed not to ...

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Review: Ghostbusters Never Finds Its Own Way - Vulture

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 00:07

Vulture

Review: Ghostbusters Never Finds Its Own Way
Vulture
She should write a memoir called, Jokes From My Past That Went Thud: Figuratively and Literally. In the original, 1984 Ghostbusters it was fun to see un-macho comic actors holding giant machine ray-guns and hollering, “Light 'em up!” and it's fun to ...

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Sarah Palin Calls Black Lives Matter Protesters 'Thugs' And 'Rioters' - Huffington Post

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 20:24

Huffington Post

Sarah Palin Calls Black Lives Matter Protesters 'Thugs' And 'Rioters'
Huffington Post
Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin once again took aim at Black Lives Matters protesters Sunday, calling them “thugs” and demanding the media “quit claiming that these rioters are people.” In an interview on radio show “Breitbart News Sunday ...
Palin to 'Sick' MSM: Stop Claiming Black Lives Matter 'Thugs' & 'Rioters' Are 'Peaceful'Breitbart News
Sarah Palin Demands We Stop Calling Black Lives Matter Advocates "People"The Ring of Fire Network
'These are thugs': Sarah Palin demands media quit calling Black Lives Matter protesters 'people'Raw Story
Opposing Views
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How Artists Interpreted the Transformation of Paris into a City of Light - Hyperallergic

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 19:33

Hyperallergic

How Artists Interpreted the Transformation of Paris into a City of Light
Hyperallergic
The city's increasingly abundant industrialized light, starting in the mid-1800s, caused the figurative honorific of the 1700s to morph into a descriptive epithet.” It's those decades of late 19th- to early 20th-century light that Electric Paris ...

Kim Kardashian West, Mobile Mogul: The Forbes Cover Story - Forbes

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 16:50

Forbes

Kim Kardashian West, Mobile Mogul: The Forbes Cover Story
Forbes
Spending time in San Francisco, either literally or figuratively, means adapting to Silicon Valley's payment model. Rather than take a flat licensing fee, the vast majority of celebrities make money from apps the way you might if you managed to get ...

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Naked and Afraid - The New Yorker

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 16:02

The New Yorker

Naked and Afraid
The New Yorker
And there's a lot of nakedness, both literal and figurative. I hope that there is also a sense of redemption. “Naked and Afraid” is not a great work of art, elevated, or sophisticated. The show is merely a construct, with very abrasive narration, an ...

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This charcoal artist dabbles in figurative creations too - The New Indian Express

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 02:58

This charcoal artist dabbles in figurative creations too
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Born in Chennai and raised in Bengaluru, Aparajita Gopal, a research scholar, worked in New York City for few years, before returning to India to pursue her passion for art. “From my childhood, I was always interested in drawing and painting.

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This charcoal artist dabbles in figurative creations too - The New Indian Express

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 02:57

This charcoal artist dabbles in figurative creations too
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: Born in Chennai and raised in Bengaluru, Aparajita Gopal, a research scholar, worked in New York City for few years, before returning to India to pursue her passion for art. “From my childhood, I was always interested in drawing and painting.

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Noah's Ark figuratively re-floated in Kentucky - NewsAhead Agency

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 03:23

Noah's Ark figuratively re-floated in Kentucky
NewsAhead Agency
A fundamentalist Christian organization that believes the world is about 6,000 years old and that Earth was created in six days, opens a Noah's Ark theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, after setbacks of biblical proportions. The centerpiece of Ark ...

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Noah's Ark figuratively re-floated in Kentucky - NewsAhead Agency

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 03:23

Noah's Ark figuratively re-floated in Kentucky
NewsAhead Agency
A fundamentalist Christian organization that believes the world is about 6,000 years old and that Earth was created in six days, opens a Noah's Ark theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, after setbacks of biblical proportions. The centerpiece of Ark ...

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Figurative language has deeper meaning - Poughkeepsie Journal

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 19:11

Poughkeepsie Journal

Figurative language has deeper meaning
Poughkeepsie Journal
We include animals in our language all the time without really considering what some of the phrases really mean. They're called idioms, which are forms of figurative language — expressions whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.

Figurative language has deeper meaning - Poughkeepsie Journal

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 19:11

Poughkeepsie Journal

Figurative language has deeper meaning
Poughkeepsie Journal
We include animals in our language all the time without really considering what some of the phrases really mean. They're called idioms, which are forms of figurative language — expressions whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.

Getting introduced - figuratively and literally - to my new favorite author - The Daily Post-Athenian

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 17:14

Getting introduced - figuratively and literally - to my new favorite author
The Daily Post-Athenian
In the early spring, Judi and I spent a very enjoyable, relaxing week at a place we had never visited. St. George Island lies about 75 miles south of Tallahassee, Fla., and is about 28 miles long by one mile wide. It is bordered on one side by the Gulf ...