Figurative in the News

How the literal implosion of Baylor's old stadium mirrors the figurative one of the school - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 02:23

Dallas Morning News (blog)

How the literal implosion of Baylor's old stadium mirrors the figurative one of the school
Dallas Morning News (blog)
Baylor football's old home at Floyd Casey Stadium came tumbling down earlier this month. Perhaps Baylor Nation was better off before its football team outgrew the old digs. (Waco Tribune Herald photo). The final structure at the modest stadium where ...

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UNC, at times figuratively snake-bitten, seeks strong finish at NC State - News & Observer

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 00:08

News & Observer

UNC, at times figuratively snake-bitten, seeks strong finish at NC State
News & Observer
Now that the venom has subsided, in a literal and figurative sense, Fox and Avent might even share a laugh about it Thursday night, when their teams meet in the first of an important three-game series at N.C. State. The Tar Heels (33-19, 12-15) and the ...

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Palisades' Parks keeps achieving new heights, literally and figuratively - lehighvalleylive.com

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 05:07

lehighvalleylive.com

Palisades' Parks keeps achieving new heights, literally and figuratively
lehighvalleylive.com
It's safe to say that Palisades High School's Alexa Parks has figured this high jump thing out. The junior recorded the third-highest performance in lehighvalleylive region history on Tuesday at 5 feet, 9 inches and won gold at the District 11 Class AA ...

How Cisco's DNA is evolving, literally and figuratively - Firstpost

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 13:32

Firstpost

How Cisco's DNA is evolving, literally and figuratively
Firstpost
Cisco, the maker of networking equipment, wants to shake off that tag. With the launch of its Digital Network Architecture (DNA) platform last quarter, the company wants to take on digitisation tsunami that is disrupting businesses and organisations.

This Week 'Arrow' Dropped A Literal And Figurative Nuke On The Entire DC TV Universe - Forbes

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 19:09

Forbes

This Week 'Arrow' Dropped A Literal And Figurative Nuke On The Entire DC TV Universe
Forbes
It's been nearly three days since this week's episode of Arrow, and I'm now just managing to pick my jaw off the floor and form words again, given what transpired that night. It wasn't just that it was a bad episode, it's that what happened ended up ...

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Planting seeds — literally and figuratively - Rochelle News Leader

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 00:31

Planting seeds — literally and figuratively
Rochelle News Leader
ROCHELLE — A Rochelle Middle School teacher is transforming his dream into reality with a new program that aims to not only link the classroom to the farmers' fields, but also help students network with the local agricultural community. Vic ...

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USADA are taking the piss (literally and figuratively) testing UFC star Claudia Gadelha - SportsJOE

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:36

SportsJOE

USADA are taking the piss (literally and figuratively) testing UFC star Claudia Gadelha
SportsJOE
We sincerely doubt any athlete on the UFC roster has been tested as many times this week as Claudia Gadelha. The number-one women's strawweight contender will get her highly anticipated rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the TUF 23 Finale on July ...

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Carmel painter Michael Snodgrass melds bold color and a strong figurative style in painting his vision. - Monterey County Weekly

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:17

Monterey County Weekly

Carmel painter Michael Snodgrass melds bold color and a strong figurative style in painting his vision.
Monterey County Weekly
They are acerbic, almost hostile. And what's to keep these lone figures from being figurative straw men? After all, critics love and praise things too. Some of the explanations are unnecessary because he's painted enough textual information into the ...

The Figurative and the Abstract - The Indian Express

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 21:31

The Indian Express

The Figurative and the Abstract
The Indian Express
... polls: Unprecedented Hindu consolidation around BJP · Next Kerala CM: Toddy tapper's son who rose through the ranks · Govt clears ordinance to keep states out of NEET ambit this year · Home · lifestyle · art-and-culture; The Figurative and the ...

Apple Granted RTM Certificate for 'Final Cut Pro' & Files for Figurative TM 'Read it on Apple News' - Patently Apple

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:19

Patently Apple

Apple Granted RTM Certificate for 'Final Cut Pro' & Files for Figurative TM 'Read it on Apple News'
Patently Apple
Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the figurative version of 'Read it on Apple News' that was originally filed last week. Apple also received a Registered Trademark certificate today for 'Final ...

Young Figurative Painters Hit the Market at SP-Arte - Artsy

Sat, 04/09/2016 - 02:26

Artsy

Young Figurative Painters Hit the Market at SP-Arte
Artsy
While more established galleries brought the geometric abstractions that have become staples of art fairs across the country, a group of younger dealers are betting on paintings that are much more colorful, figurative, and in some cases hyperrealist—a ...

Does literally ever mean figuratively? - Daily Mail

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 16:22

Does literally ever mean figuratively?
Daily Mail
Literally is often misused or is it? Our video takes a longer look at the meaning of literally. Dad gunned down in front of daughter,... Read More · 2:51min · Waleed Aly takes aim and slams the... Read More · 1:56min · Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn on ...

Giants and Brewers lineups as they prepare to lift the (figurative) lid on the 2016 season - San Jose Mercury News (blog)

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 17:48

San Jose Mercury News (blog)

Giants and Brewers lineups as they prepare to lift the (figurative) lid on the 2016 season
San Jose Mercury News (blog)
There was a time in sportswriting when nothing was more fashionable than alliteration, and the less subtle the better. A vestige of those days is the phrase “lid lifter” to describe opening day. They will not be lifting the lid on Miller Park. It's 34 ...

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Nathan Hale students study figurative language - nwitimes.com

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 15:04

nwitimes.com

Nathan Hale students study figurative language
nwitimes.com
While the music was entertaining and caught their attention, the students were learning the fundamentals of figurative language. Figurative language is using words in an unusual or imaginative manner; similes and metaphors as well as personification, ...

Syria soccer player scores literally and figuratively painful own goal with his face - SB Nation

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 22:33

SB Nation

Syria soccer player scores literally and figuratively painful own goal with his face
SB Nation
Japan has qualified for the last five FIFA World Cups and won four Asian Championships. Syria has never been to the World Cup and never advanced past the first round of the Asian Championships. So it would suffice to say that the Syrians were content ...

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Playoff run starts early – both literally and figuratively – for Flyers - PhillyVoice.com

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:39

PhillyVoice.com

Playoff run starts early – both literally and figuratively – for Flyers
PhillyVoice.com
The Flyers season has arrived at the unexpected final countdown of 10 games, a neat package of must-watch TV featuring dramatic head-to-head matchups against the Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins (twice). Imagine if the ...

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John Oliver dismantles Donald Trump's border wall (figuratively speaking) - Washington Post

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 15:17

Washington Post

John Oliver dismantles Donald Trump's border wall (figuratively speaking)
Washington Post
Warning: The above video contains some adult language and themes. There are fewer bigger applause lines for Donald Trump supporters and few bigger punchlines for Donald Trump opponents than his big, beautiful border wall. Trump will build it, and ...

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Local Happenings: Pleasanton's Firehouse exhibits area figurative painters' work - Contra Costa Times

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:10

Local Happenings: Pleasanton's Firehouse exhibits area figurative painters' work
Contra Costa Times
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" -- 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies in a live, youth theater production. Presented by Civic Arts Stage Company in partnership with Bay Area ...

RNC spokesman: Trump 'speaking figuratively' about convention riots - Politico (blog)

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 17:27

Politico (blog)

RNC spokesman: Trump 'speaking figuratively' about convention riots
Politico (blog)
CNN host Carol Costello pushed back, remarking that she did not think Trump was speaking figuratively when he told the network's morning show that in the event he comes up short of the nomination, "I think you'd have riots. I think you'd have riots.”.
RNC Spokesman: Trump Was Just 'Speaking Figuratively' When He Predicted RiotsMediaite
RNC: Trump was speaking figuratively when he said there'll be riots if the nomination's stolen from him An error ...Hot Air

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Figurative Painting's Market Boom, in 5 Charts - Artsy

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 03:01

Artsy

Figurative Painting's Market Boom, in 5 Charts
Artsy
Though immensely popular for most of history, figurative art experienced a bit of a lull in the 20th century while abstraction and those who championed it dominated the market. But in recent years there appears to be a major shift back towards ...