Figurative in the News

Camp Preview: Red Land aiming to make a splash -- literally and figuratively -- in 2016 - The Sentinel

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 03:12

The Sentinel

Camp Preview: Red Land aiming to make a splash -- literally and figuratively -- in 2016
The Sentinel
Red Land quarterback Jake Radic winds up for a pass during practice Monday, Aug. 15, at Red Land High School. Red Land football training camp Monday, Aug. 15. Buy Now. Nancy Zimmerman, for The Sentinel. Red Land's head coach Chad Weaver ...

Heat, literal and figurative, highlights Trump rally - The Ridgefield Press

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 20:13

The Ridgefield Press

Heat, literal and figurative, highlights Trump rally
The Ridgefield Press
Heated rhetoric was heard in an overheated gym Saturday when Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump spoke at a rally at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Several people inside the Pitt Center were stretchered out, overcome by heat as air ...

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Matties looking for figurative lightning strike - Daily Racing Form

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 20:44

Matties looking for figurative lightning strike
Daily Racing Form
Wednesday at Saratoga, Paul Matties was to receive his trophy for winning the 2016 National Handicapping Championship, right in the winner's circle. Matties, a 46-year old Ballston Spa resident was initially receptive to the idea, but mostly just ...

Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively - The New Yorker

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 21:41

The New Yorker

Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively
The New Yorker
In the reboot, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig's characters have co-authored a book called “Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively.” The title invites us to ask: What fears and desires do the ghosts represent? What spaces do they haunt?

A Step Back in Time 2016 to open figurative door to Tillamook ... - Tillamook County Pioneer

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 18:46

Tillamook County Pioneer

A Step Back in Time 2016 to open figurative door to Tillamook ...
Tillamook County Pioneer
From a past Old Iron Show: John Johnston, of Medford, made this tractor for his grandkids, later exhibiting it at the local Old Iron Show. (Photo by Louise Bogard ...

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'Electric Sun': A sci-fi journey through a dark (literally and figuratively) world - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 20:13

Minneapolis Star Tribune

'Electric Sun': A sci-fi journey through a dark (literally and figuratively) world
Minneapolis Star Tribune
This four-person sci-fi play depicts an apocalyptic world with a crushingly heavy hand. Explainer lines fill in gaps left by the sparse setting, leaving no room for life, light or even imagination. The trees are gone. Humans ruined the sun. The world ...

The Word 'Literally' Has Actually Meant 'Figuratively' For Literal Centuries - UPROXX

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 20:32

UPROXX

The Word 'Literally' Has Actually Meant 'Figuratively' For Literal Centuries
UPROXX
... of grammar snobs screaming, “You don't mean 'literally!' You mean 'figuratively!'” at us average joes who are just trying to make it through the day. Last week, the below post made waves on Facebook, causing grammar snobs to clutch their pearls at ...

'London Calling' at the Getty and the tension between abstract and figurative painting - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 22:23

Los Angeles Times

'London Calling' at the Getty and the tension between abstract and figurative painting
Los Angeles Times
Postwar art saw abstraction definitively push figurative painting to the margins, where it mostly languished for a generation. Pushback came from several quarters in the 1950s and into the early 1960s. It rumbled through Willem de Kooning's “Woman” ...

'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
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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 ...

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 ...

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
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