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Rethinking of the Graduation Inflation

- Rethinking of the graduation inflation The current society witnesses the prosperity of various kinds of ceremonies and graduations. It seems that the end of every stage, every moment, and every period needs a ceremony to declare that it is finished. Considering that weird phenomena, the regular essayist for Time Magazine Amy Dickinson wrote an essay “Graduation Inflation” to present her views on this peculiar social issue in current society. Probing into the article of Dickinson, I agree with her idea of the problems the number of “graduations” and awards children experience today and supports her criticisms on the “graduation inflation” with evidences....   [tags: Prosperity, Ceremnies, Graduation, Culture]

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The Vs. The Golden Era

- Brawn versus Brain The golden era is a period where something becomes the best it could ever be and is the highest point in a cultural advancement. In the golden era intellectuals were worshipped for their advancements in art, poetry, music, and literature, philosophy and science, “The term ‘golden age’ generally relate to things past and should not be applied to present events or cultural developments”. (Ellis-Christensen) Where would the world be without nerds. Our iPhone, Wi-Fi, and internet would just cease to exist without these smart and important people that have made such a tremendous difference in our lives such as Steve Jobs....   [tags: Nobel Prize, Nobel Peace Prize, Marie Curie]

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Background Information on the Hospitality Industry

- Background Information on the Hospitality Industry The Food and Hospitality Industry has become one of the biggest employers in our state. It now has attained a much higher status in society and demands high standards of work from its employees. Employment opportunities are many, but eagerly sought by a vast majority of people. For this reason as in any other established business, interviews are conducted. Through these interviews, the interviewer looks for personal qualities and interpersonal skills in a prospective employee to fulfill the job requirements....   [tags: Food and Hospitality Industry Essays]

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Susan Elizabeth George

- Susan Elizabeth George is a competent British author with a rich background. She wrote many distinguished books and won numerous awards, which all began when she was a teacher at El Toro High School. She writes mystery murders, which gained widespread popularity. From an article from The New York Times, Mel Gussow described George as 'a master of the English mystery, with an ear for local language and an eye for the inner workings of Scotland Yard' (Gussow). George has a productive and fulfilling life accompanied by her many successful novels and awards....   [tags: Biography]

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Elizabeth George Research Paper

- Elizabeth George Elizabeth George is a world-renowned mystery writer. George is known for her mystery novels set in England. It’s hard to see that an American author could write all these mystery novels set in England and know a lot of its features, but with her well research and great plot she could easily be mistaken for a British writer. George is most known for her first book, A Great Deliverance, for which she was also nominated for the Edgar and the Macavity Awards. From her days as a teacher to her days as a writer, George has really risen in the literary world of mystery novels....   [tags: Biography]

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Characteristics Of Paris Hilton

-     We all know of the Hilton Hotels, but we all don’t know about Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton is a businesswoman, model, actress, singer, and DJ. She is the great-granddaughter of the founder of Hilton Hotels. Paris Hilton has done a lot within the 36 years she has lived so far. A modern-day tragic hero is a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities. Paris Hilton is a modern-day tragic hero because she has had a downfall but has overcome that to be where she is today in life....   [tags: Paris Hilton, Teen Choice Award, Hilton Hotels]

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Essay On Paris Hilton

- Everybody knows of the Hilton Hotels, but not everybody knows about Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton is a businesswoman, model, actress, singer, and DJ. She is the great-granddaughter of the founder of Hilton Hotels. Paris Hilton has done a lot within the thirty-six years she has lived so far. Paris Hilton is considered a modern-day tragic hero. A modern-day tragic hero is a person of noble birth with heroic or potentially heroic qualities. Paris Hilton is a modern-day tragic hero because she has had a downfall but has overcome that to be where she is today in life....   [tags: Paris Hilton, Teen Choice Award, Hilton Hotels]

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Awarding Six Medals to the Three Released POW S

- Awarding Six Medals to the Three Released POWS The military has lost its mind by awarding six medals to the three released P.O.W.s. I do not mean to rag on the three troops -- although one did write a "Thank You" note to his prison guards for his swell Motel 6 treatment, but more to the point is the damage such giveaway policies do to our military awards programs. Remember what Napoleon said about awards: "Give me enough ribbon and I will conquer the world." So that all of you have a complete list of the awards the three "heroes" got, I will list them for you: Purple Heart Army Commendation Medal P.O.W....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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George Lucas: One of the greatest filmmakers

- George Lucas: One of the greatest film makers “With the exception of maybe a handful of people, no one has made an impact on the movie making world like George Lucas has. With hundred of hours of film with his mark out there, Lucas has amazed his audiences time and time again with expert story telling” (The Gods of Filmmaking). George Lucas has written, directed, and produced countless films, many of which are some of today’s most highly regarded films by critics all over the world. “George Lucas’s devotion to timeless storytelling and cutting-edge innovation has resulted in some of the most successful and beloved films of all time” (Inside Lucas Film)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Issue Of Disability Is Not Just A Matter Of Life For People With Disabilities

- The former US President Bill Clinton said, “New information and communications technologies can improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, but only if such technologies are designed from the beginning, so that everyone can use them.” Discussing disabilities in general will take longer than one day. I am going to talk about physical disabilities .As the Longman dictionary defines physical disability is a limitation of a person 's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity and stamina....   [tags: Disability, Wheelchair]

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Stephen King: American Author of Contemporary Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy

- ... 8). King was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the student senate. Justin Brooks (2008) notes that after leaving the university he worked as a teacher at Hampdem Academy in Maine and wrote short stories for magazines. Collins (1985) emphasized that “by the age of twenty, he had sold his first short story, completed one novel-length manuscript, and garnered his first rejection of a true novel.” (p. 3). Works His unique way of writing, characterized by a frank style that exhibits a stinging prose and a fierce denunciation of human stupidity and cruelty, rank him among the more distinguished popular contemporary writers (Wiater, 2001)....   [tags: films, success, activist]

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta: Baby, I was “Born This Way”

- Nancy Springer once said, “Conform, go crazy, or become an artist”. Some will hear this advice and ignore it, some will do the opposite it, and conform to it, and a rare few will become their own. Frida Kahlo had a unibrow and painted self-portraits. Franklin D. Roosevelt had polio and served four terms. Helen Keller was blind and deaf, but still got a liberal arts degree. All of these people have just been normal, but instead they took a small step out from average to become different, and set precedents for all those after them....   [tags: Biography, Artists Influencing Artists]

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta: Baby, I Was Born This Way

- ... On her own, Germanotta became a go-go dancer, part-time music publisher, and a nighttime entertainment act to make ends meet and get discovered (Gaga 2). Little did she know that accidentally singing outside the office of a top music executive would land her that dream. Germanotta was signed to Def Jam Records in 2006 (Gaga 2). It was this signing that led to series of fortunate events that landed her big time. With inspiration from the Queen song, “Radio Ga-Ga”, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta became “Lady Gaga” (Brennan 1)....   [tags: originality, themes, music, melodies]

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Preview and Predicting of the novel Peak by Roland Smith

- 1) Title The title is in white block style letters printed vertically in a large font. • Prediction o I believe that someone or a group of people will be climbing a mountain. o I do not think I will enjoy the literature because I have no interest on mountain climbing. 2) Author’s name, read biography Roland Smith was born November 30, 1951 in Portland, Oregon. He is currently 61 and living in Tualatin, Oregon with his wife and stepchildren. Roland has obtained many awards over the years including American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series, "Book of the Year" awards in Colorado, Nevada, South Carolina, and Florida, as well as in...   [tags: Everest, Mountaneering, Literature]

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The Odyssey By George Clooney, John Turturro, And Helen Hunt

- I don’t think there is a better way to examine a myth in modern culture than by comparing a film of the present day to one of the oldest stories ever told that influenced it. I couldn’t think of a better way to examine myth in modern culture than by taking something from the present day and seeing how it was influenced by one of the oldest stories ever told. The Odyssey by Homer is said to have originated in oral tradition and only many years later been written down. The Odyssey dates back to 675-725 BCE as written by Homer....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Coen brothers]

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Reform Malpractice Laws to Create True Healthcare Reform Introduction

- “Mr. X, you’ve been diagnosed with…” These words are spoken in hospitals around the country every day and each time they are spoken, a line is drawn between doctor and patient. On one side is the doctor wondering if enough has been done to defend against being sued for malpractice. On the other side is the patient with a need for someone to blame for his or her condition and seeing the doctor as the sole reason for any injured state. This division between doctor and patient has led to a practice called defensive medicine and it has also created a healthcare system riddled with inefficiency and in need of an overhaul....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]

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Blackface: The Depiction of non-White Races in the Media

- For the millions of people around the world, the television and film industry is more than just a form of entertainment, but also a way of understanding and getting a glimpse into the culture it is created from. Unfortunately, many of these representations continue to perpetuate disturbing racial stereotypes and further promote racial discrimination. Many individuals think that racism no longer exists, but a quick survey of the films and television shows currently out would suggest otherwise. Blatant racism can be seen in Hollywood blockbuster movies like Transformers where two “jive-talking” robot characters present racial caricatures, they speak in “street slang”, can't read, and wear gol...   [tags: Race]

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The Dreams of Lebron James and Martin Luther King

- Lebron James grew up wanting to be a football player while he was in college he had a dream to be NFL star. This dream slowly faded when later on in college he found a new interest and love for basketball. He practiced everyday without fail. Wherever he got the chance he would be outside shooting hoops and practicing drills. It was at this time that a new dream arose. That dream was to be the best basketball player, and that dream came true. To this day Lebron James is one of the biggest stars in NBA history....   [tags: basketball, segregation, conflict]

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Inspiration High School Football Team in Remember the Titans

- ... He has been nominated as the Best Supporting Actor in the movie “The Postman” (1998) and came 3th place in Best Supporting Actor in “The Mothman Prophecies” (2003). Even tough he has not won many awards, he was still a really good choice. I couldn’t imagine anyone playing it better.(IMDB, 2000) Ryan Hurst was playing as the team captain who did not like the idea of being mixed with black players but changed his opinion later in the movie, he has only won a Satellite Award in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Sons of Anarchy” (2011) but he stayed in character in a all times and expressed his emotions like we were...   [tags: captain coach, award]

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Evaluation Of Students For Course Work For School Students

- The students also received a week vacation after the 8 week program was completed if they passed all classes with a C and had no behavior issues over the summer. There was also an end of the summer program were students performed and had their work on display for their families and the community. The program main goals were the following: 1.) Prepare Students for course work for the 2014-2015 school year 2.) Expose students to community service opportunities 3.) Expose students to a college/ University to learn about admissions 4.) Promote high self-esteem and skills to set and reach goals....   [tags: Education, Psychology, Teacher, Behaviorism]

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Social And Environmental Responsibility Of The Publix Supermarket, Inc.

- Alternatively, having strategies for philanthropy requires organizations to define their goals with sufficient clarity so potential donors are able to understand while assessing the extent to which an organization like Public Corporation are able to achieve them (Rhode, 2006, p. 232). According to Publix (2014), social and environmental responsibility is a part of their brand and foundation, as well as part of the company’s mission statement, and strategy that will remain as long as the company is in business....   [tags: Corporate social responsibility]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Sandwich Swap '

- A. 1. In today’s classroom, children come from various cultural backgrounds and diverse family structures; which makes having access to diverse books a must. The children need to be able to relate to the characters in the book. As a result, having characters that are prominently white, middle class families no longer fit the norm. Authors of various cultural backgrounds are now creating books that show the diversity in today’s society. Families today come in various forms and children need books that relate to their family structure or to learn about other family structures that may not be like theirs....   [tags: The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen]

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Arbitration As A Means of Resolving Construction Disputes

- Arbitration As A Means of Resolving Construction Disputes: Still Fit For Purpose. Synopsis Henry Essam This paper considers whether arbitration is suitable for resolving disputes within construction contracts. Unlike most other countries around the world, the UK is unique in the fact it has a Specialist court to deal with issues related to these issues, it is called the Technology and Construction Court. This court benefits from distinguished judges with years of industry experience, (Fletcher, 2013)....   [tags: construction dispute, delay, neutrality]

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Is Whitewashing Considered A Part Of Cultural Appropriation

- Whitewashing is considered a part of cultural appropriation. The term defined by New Webster’s Dictionary is “a term that now has also come to refer to the entertainment industry 's attempt at making ethnic characters more appealing to the white, money-spending masses by making exotic characters less ethnic and more “white.” It’s been happening for over 77 years and at this pace of major white movies stars taking minority roles, it doesn’t seem it’s going to stop any time soon. In February, the Academy Awards took place where the nominees for Best Male Lead and Best Female Lead are all white, even when the Academy Awards committee promised to be more “open to all races” in the past few year...   [tags: Actor, Film, Academy Award, Acting]

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Meeting Hall For The End Of Season Banquet

- It was when the darkening October sky began to fill with clouds that we entered the church. Parents and their high school cross country athletes entered the meeting hall for the end of season banquet, an event that capped off a season of hard work and a solid effort in the state championship race. While the brisk wind scattered the leaves around outside, families greeted each other at the door with smiles, bearing warm contributions to the massive buffet that was building inside, a well-anticipated staple of the event....   [tags: Mother, Time, Chocolate chip cookie, Death]

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The Reality Of Television : Beauty Full Ladies

- We all have music artists that we love to listen to over and over again about one hundred times, we stand in long lines to watch them live in concerts even though the ticket prices may be so expensive or may even watch their music videos an exaggerated amount of times just so that they can get the views. The point I’m trying to make is that we all have our favorites artists such Beyoncé, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, or even lady gaga but my favorite artists are hands down K.Michelle and Tamar Braxton....   [tags: Reality television, Television, Toni Braxton]

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Hugh Wheeler: The Genius Behind Sweeney Todd

- Hugh Wheeler was one of the most unique playwrights of all time. He was innovative in his storytelling skills and could challenge the most prolific writer. In his life, he wrote numerous plays and over 30 mystery novels under three different pseudonyms. However, his award winning works included the play Sweeney Todd, Candide, and A Little Night Music. Take a look at Wheeler’s life and also, look at each of these works. See inside the man and the brilliant playwright. Hugh Wheeler was born on March 19, 1912 to parents, Harold, who was a civil servant in the Office of the Public Trustee and Florence Wheeler, whose parents were in truck manufacturing....   [tags: Biography ]

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Making College More Affordable: Tuition Aid Grant

- Presently, the availability of educational opportunities at the college and university level is a critical state and personal interest given the needs of the state for a well-educated workforce which has never been greater. Too many, the focal point of attending college is receiving a high paying job in the future. Unfortunately, in most states, tuition is on the rise and students who come from low-income families find themselves struggling to fund their education. According to legislatures, “The cost of college in New Jersey, as in the nation, continues to grow faster than the rate of inflation.” (State of New Jersey 1)....   [tags: Higher Education, college]

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The King’s Speech vs. The Social Network

- In 2010 the Academy Awards gave its best picture award to a film called The King’s Speech directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. It was a well written and executed film however there was another film that should have won instead of The King’s Speech. That film was called The Social Network directed by the revered David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film starred Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake. It was adapted from a book called “The Accidental Billionaires” written by Ben Mezrich in 2009....   [tags: Film Analysis, Comparisons]

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Meg Rosoff and How I Live Now

- ... In 2006, Rosoff’s novel Just In Case was published. This novel, soon after being published, won a single award. This award was the 2007 Carnegie Medal. Lastly, her latest novel What I Was was published in 2007and won two awards. These awards were the 2007 Costa Children’s Book Award and the 2008 Carnegie Medal (Penguin). Rosoffs genera of work is fiction. Her novels most relate to young adults such as teenagers. Rosoffs novel How I Live Now is first person point of view. In this novel Daisy is the narrator....   [tags: biographical and story analysis]

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Hayao Miyazaki: One of Animes Greatest Creators

- The name Hayao Miyazaki is a name that undoubtedly familiar to many people. Some people may recognize the name, but not recall where it’s from. Other people know who he is, but don’t remember his name. Even if you aren’t familiar with his name, you’ve probably heard of some of his work. He is the creator of several beloved anime movies that have been enjoyed by many people. Miyazaki was born in Tokyo, Japan, on January 5, 1941. He grew up with his three brothers, and attended a few different schools....   [tags: anime, filmmaker, movie]

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How The Speech Is Causing An Uproar

- Jesse Williams BET Awards speech: How the impact of the speech is causing an uproar in our country. “There’s so much material out there that’s unnecessarily racist. It takes a shot at what is ‘urban’ or demonstrates blackness with some sassy, neck-jiving character that’s not even relevant to the plot. I see it time and time again, and it doesn’t move the story forward. It just kind of cryogenically freezes us in this old racial program” (Williams, Jesse). For so long African Americans have had to fight many battles to overcome oppression....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Racism, Race]

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Media Control in "The Truman Show"

- The multi-award winning film ‘The Truman Show” which earned numerous nominations from the 71st Academy Awards, 56th Golden Globe Awards, 52nd British Academy Film Awards and The Saturn Awards was a massive hit in 1998. The film was a huge success at the box office making an overall sum of over $200 million. The director of the film, Peter Weir was nominated for ‘Best Director” and the star of the film, Jim Carey won ‘Best actor in Drama’. Critically I think that the film was a very clever and individual film....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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Strategic Issues the Association Should Address

- TO: APSA Council RE: Council Discussion Topic: Organized Sections This overview is designed to help launch a Council small group discussion about journals, and about strategic issues the Association may wish to address. The memo notes salient issues the Association is or will soon face. The themes included here are surely not complete and the goal is for a discussion that helps ferret out or sharpen heretofore unarticulated issues as well as the ones we see now. I. Introduction APSA Organized Sections have been a mainstay of the Association since first formed in the early 1980's....   [tags: Business Management]

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The Switch to the Semester System

- Over the years, there has been debate about technical colleges converting from quarter systems to semester systems. Some people feel a semester system will be better than the quarter system. Apparently, the Technical College System of Georgia agrees and converts the technical colleges to the semester system. Now students who are on the quarter system have to transition to the semester system. Students will have to cope with the new academic calendar, courses, credit hours, tuition, and financial aid....   [tags: Education]

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Decentralization of Collective Bargaining in Australia

- In Australia, industrial relations system has been shaped by diverse legislative Acts and political forces coupled with judicial decisions at both the state and federal level. This evident in the sense that there have been diverse amendments of the 1904 Act in light of increased pressures in the industrial sector. This elicited mixed reactions from the employees and employers, among other stakeholders in the industry. However, due to the disadvantages and/or drawbacks of the centralized system of collective bargaining in comparison to the advantages or positive aspects of the decentralized approach of collective bargaining, employers have favored departure from the centralized wage-fixing....   [tags: decentralized systems, industrial relation system]

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Kanye Omari West's Life and Accomplishments

- “Kanye Ran onto the stage saying, ‘I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!’” (Top 10 Outrageous Kanye West Moments), says Kanye West at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards after Taylor Swift had just won “Best Female Video.” People that are like this have typically not always been this way. They were probably raised as a polite and respectful person before they were exposed to fame and fortune, and other “celebrities,” making them feel like they are the only people on the planet....   [tags: hip hop artist, celebrities, kanye west]

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Anabolic Steroid Use in Professional Sports

- Anabolic steroid use in professional sports The first case of performance enhancing drugs in sports came before the discovery of anabolic steroids and is believed to be that of a British road bicycle racer named Arthur Linton. At the age of twenty four, he died during a race between Bordeaux and Paris in 1886. Controversy then soon arose when he was believed to have taken a stimulant called trimethyl at the time of his death. Anabolic steroids have become an epidemic amongst athletes since the 1950's when a Swiss company by the name of Ciba Pharmaceuticals introduced what was to become the most popular anabolic drug for athletes called methandrostenolone....   [tags: epidemic amongst athletes]

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Brookshire Grocery Stores: An Organizational Analysis

- Managers. The culture and values of Brookshire’s are constantly reinforced in managers by always maintaining communication (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Notices of changes or reminders of ways to best serve the customer are delivered by mail, email, or in person from a higher-ranking manager (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Meetings are also important communication channels for managers (E. Platt, personal communication, March 22, 2014). Many times, they gather in Tyler, Texas to meet with some of the highest managers of the company (E....   [tags: Managers, Maintaining Communication, Culture]

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George Strait: The King of Country

- ... He has a whopping 33 platinum and multi-platinum albums, and not only is this quite an achievement, but it set a record for the most platinum certifications in country music (“George Strait Biography”). Additionally, his 60 #1 hits make him the first artist in any genre of music to to place 60 songs at the top of the charts (The Boot), and third in all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. The Beatles and Elvis Presley are legends in themselves and to be next in line behind them is an incredible legacy achieved by George....   [tags: country music superstars]

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Life and Career of Jared Leto

- On December 26 of 1971, Jared Joseph Leto was born in Bossier City, Louisiana. He is an American actor, singer and composer. Also he is director, producer, activist, philanthropist, photographer and businessman. Early life Constance Leto, mother of Jared and Shannon had joined the hippie movement and that is the reason that her kids had such an artistic influence. They were moving around a lot and they have met a lot of other cultures. He studied painting at University of the Arts Philadelphia's but he was transferred at the School of Visual Arts in New York to study acting....   [tags: actor, humanitarian, activist]

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Famous NBA Player: Wilton Norman Chamberlain

- Wilton Norman Chamberlain was a basketball player who played in the NBA from 1959 to 1973. He went to college at the University of Kansas, and was drafted into the NBA in 1959 by the Philadelphia Warriors. Wilt went to high school at Overbrook in Pennsylvania. Wilt Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936 in Pennsylvania, and he passed away on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles at the age of 63. Wilt Chamberlain played for three teams in his NBA career, The Philadelphia Warriors, The Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers....   [tags: Basketball, Sports, Star]

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

- ... Printz Awards, The Kathleen Mitchell Award, New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, and fro Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year-Children (“Markus Zusak”).And most recently, Markus Zusak was nominated for the 2014 Edwards Award ( Zusak Tweet). He was also named the New York Times Bestselling author and has been in the number one charts for young adults in over thirty-four countries(Grade Saver).Not only has Zusak received all of these awards but his books have also been translated in over thirty-eight countries and sold over eight million copies for each book( The Book Thief: I Am the Messenger)....   [tags: austrian immigrants, the old man]

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Amsterdam Brewery

- Scope This report addresses the issue of whether Amsterdam Brewery should invest and promote new products or continue to focus on current products. And, whether Jeff Carefoote should pay attention to whole brands or spent expense to increase brewing capacity. The report describes a strategic plan to ensure Amsterdam Brewery’s competitiveness in the market. The scope of this report is an evaluation of the profitability of each brand. The report does not intend to make recommendations of how invest and promote new products and how to increase brewing capacity....   [tags: Beer, Brewing, Retailing]

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The Challenges Of The Trust Issue

- From the three challenges, the trust issue can be considered as the root cause of the other issues which makes all the challenges are interrelated. According to the research that has been done by Liden et al. (2006), significantly lower group performance could occur because the leaders treat all of their employees badly. Since the leaders fail to give support to members, as what Jacobs (1970) mentions in his early making of LMX Theory, leaders and their subordinates engage in reciprocal relationships....   [tags: Motivation, Leadership, Employment, Management]

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Volunteers Should Not Be Rewarded

- Nowadays you can volunteer in different type of places. There are a lot of various organizations that need volunteers. What you can do to help these organizations are help clean parks, go to a foreign country to help from a natural disaster, etc. These are just some of the things you can do at these institutions. When volunteering the question is asked if people who volunteer should receive benefits or a reward for offering their service. I believe they shouldn't because if you’re receiving a benefit it becomes like a part-time job it takes the point of volunteering out of the equation....   [tags: volunteering, benefits, reward, pay, service]

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Selena: La Reina de Tejano

- Selena, “Le Reina de Tejano”, was born on April 16, 1971, in Lake Jackson. She was the youngest of three children of Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcela, his wife. At a young age, Abraham had a strong passion for music that he still has. During the 1950s and 1960s, him and his friends made a group called “Los Dinos” and played at nightclubs and restaurants. Even though his passion for music, he gave it up when he got married and earned a job at Dow Chemical as a shipping clerk. From his experience, he taught his two oldest children, A.B....   [tags: Selena Quintanilla]

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Biography of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov

- Physiologist is just one of the many titles earned by Ivan Pavlov. His unique background influenced his career greatly. Throughout his life he had many remarkable accomplishments. From dog treats to nerves of the heart, his experiments produced many useful conclusions. Also, his awards and leading positions emphasize his contributions to the many fields of science. Although he focused mostly in physiology, his studies have affected many realms of science, including psychology, and still prove accurate today....   [tags: psysiologist, career]

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Steven Spielberg's Life and Accomplishments

- This man is not only one of the greatest directors but also one of the most gifted, talented and successful director of all times. He started out with small single movies at first, and after catching people’s attention he started to develop methods in his own movies. He has years of experience in the film industry, and all of his films are well known and popular to this very day. He has received many winning awards for his movies, and was also nominated for best director. This director started at a young age, and has become one of the most talented directors today....   [tags: cinema, film industry, movie director]

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Kanye West: The Black Buck

- ... Rather than allow herself to be assaulted by Gus, she throws herself to her death. A spiral of events occurs which then ends with a state militia (led by the mulatto protégé of a local Congressman) clashes with the Ku Klux Klan (portrayed by the film as heroic figures), with the Klan being ultimately victorious. ((InfoRapid). Although Kanye West did not sexuality abuse a white woman, he did become the victim in an event that lead him to be the most hated person on a television program. Another known fact about the Black Buck is that they reflect white society’s fears about black male power, and the fear that black men might brutalize and rape white women a s retribution against white sla...   [tags: sterotype, druckness, outspokenness]

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The New Model of Motivation

- One of the most important and driving factors for achieving goals is motivation. Motivation is defined as “psychological processes that arouse and direct goal directed behavior” (Kreitner&Kinicki 207). Motivation is imperative in the workforce. Typically, work environments are very goal oriented. Experts argue that having goals motivates people. While goals are important for people in the work place, incentives are also important. Rewards for reaching goals include the feeling of fulfillment upon reaching the goal as well as the satisfaction of being recognized....   [tags: necessary traits in the workforce]

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Mamoru Hosoda: Animator and Director

- Mamoru Hosoda is a relatively new animator and director in the Japanese Anime film industry. His works recently have started to be widely known internationally. Many claim his artistic works rival those of Hayao Miyazaki, the most famous director and creator of Studio Ghibli. Hosoda was born on September 19, 1967 in the town of Nakaniikawa, Toyama, Japan. He grew up in Toyama Prefecture until his high school graduation when he was 18-year-old. Afterwards, he studied oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art in Kanazawa, Japan....   [tags: Japanese anime film industry]

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Evaluation of Healthyplace.org's OCD Testing

- A psychological test is an objective and standardized measure of an individual’s mental and/or behavioral characteristics. A useful psychological test must be both valid and reliable. Due to the rapid spread of internet access the conversion from face-to-face administered assessments to online has become the innovative method of administration. Since it is a new process of administrating tests the validity and reliability of the online websites that provide the assessments have not been established....   [tags: psychological, validity, reliability]

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Ed Sheeran´s Road to Fame

- 22-year-old British musician, Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran, was born on February 17, 1991 in Halifax, United Kingdom. Ed grew up in Framlingham, Suffolk, England. Ed Sheeran is a talented musician because of the experiences the musician had growing up. The musician's father, John, was an art curator and mother, Imogen Lock, was an art curator and later started a jewelry making business. Imogen sang in a church choir exposing Ed to singing. An uncle gave Ed a guitar at the age of 10. While first learning to play the guitar Ed's father took the singer to concerts across England....   [tags: Musician, English, Folk]

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The Personality Of Beyonce Knowles

- The purpose of this research report is to investigate the personality of Beyoncé Knowles in terms of humanistic and trait conceptions of personality. Beyoncé born in September 4th 1981 is known for her fierce look and electrifying sound that has been present in the entertainment industry since she was 15 years of age. Beyoncé’s ability to perform with unparalleled confidence and exuberant passion has won her twenty Grammy awards, three world music awards, six American music awards, and eight billboard awards....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Psychology]

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Michael Jackson And The Jackson

- Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, and raised in Gary, Indiana by Katherine Jackson and Joe Jackson. Michael Jackson’s parents had a total of nine children and he was the seventh to be born. His singing career initiated at the young age of 5 and was the lead singer of the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 consisted of the five brothers: Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon and lead singer Michael. They would play at local clubs and bars, however, fortunately, as their talent thrive, their audience expanded....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, La Toya Jackson]

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Tennessee Williams And His Life

- Tennessee Williams was a very interesting man whose stories and plays will be carried on forever by the ones who enjoy them. Tennessee Williams plays and stories are all mostly reflections of the way he lived his life and the experiences within his life. He battled through an early childhood that was full of illness and persevered to become one of America 's greatest playwrights. Tennessee Williams’s life started with a struggle and also ended with a struggle. The playwright known as Tennessee Williams was born on March 26, 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi....   [tags: The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams]

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The Accomplishments Of Ted Kooser

- The Accomplishments of Ted Kooser. An interesting person can be someone with many talents. With a total of sixty four awards, Ted Kooser is an interesting person because of his ability to write award winning poetry, nonfiction books, and children 's books. Ted Kooser’s writings are often plainspoken and filled with literary devices. “Kooser’s poetry is understated yet manages to skillfully illuminate the small moments of life,”(Local Wonders 5). This is demonstrated in Kooser’s life as he will often sit in his reading chair writing essay’s or poems about a bug on the wall, or an activity a neighbor did....   [tags: Writing, Poetry, Ames, Iowa]

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Michael Jordan And Lebron James

- At every level of basketball there are players that have shined on and off the court, this is true for two exceptional players like Michael Jordan and LeBron James. The debate over these two marvelous athletes and who is the better of the two, has divided sports fans since LeBron earned his first Finals Championship. For many years Michael Jordan has been seen as one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. Michael Jordan was first drafted into the NBA by the Chicago Bulls as the third pick in the first round of the NBA draft of 1984, after finishing his college career at the University of North Carolina....   [tags: Michael Jordan, National Basketball Association]

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Extrinsic Rewards For Employee Performance

- INTRODUCTION “Life is a game. Money is how we keep score” says Ted Turner, a billionaire. One of the most debatable statement in human resource management is whether that money really matters to the employees. Extrinsic rewards may enhance employee performance, however it could not be the only factor. Over the years, research has been done on organizational behavior and HRM under which pay for performance {PFP} is scrutinized where the results are sparse and desultory (Gupta & Shaw, 2014). Improved business performance may or may not pertain to enhanced employee performance (Hansen, 2008)....   [tags: Motivation, Incentive program, Incentive]

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The Principles Of Strategic Management

- LAPNITEN SIXTO JR. 20160047 DB703STRATEGIC MARKETING MANAGEMENT Individual Assessment On Hellers 1. Critically analyze the principles of strategic management using Hellers the organization in the case study provided. Market Penetration provides a firm with information necessary to understand its position in the market. A company 's market share is frequently used as a performance measure. It assists marketing managers to focus efforts that help a firm to grow its market share or to maintain its market dominance (Cross, 2016) Market penetration was carried out by Hellers to further increase the success of their products in the market....   [tags: Marketing, Marketing plan, Strategic management]

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How Children Are Being Raised

- Until society decides to change the ways children are raised back to how they used to be and stop sheltering children, other countries are going to continue to surpass America. In order to stop the downfall of America, and make it great like it once was, it begins in the children. Children have become soft an unwilling to do work due to the way they are raised because they are given anything they want by their parents. This thought of being entitled to receive whatever one wants without working for it is attributed with the three main issues regarding how children are being raised....   [tags: United States, Education, William Galston]

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Singapore's Independent Music Scene

- As Singapore’s indie, or independent, music scene grows, a prominent problem surfaces: Singaporean indie bands and musicians are underrated and not given enough opportunities in their homeland. This paper explains why there is a need for more opportunities to be accorded to indie musicians. Indie music is “music [that is] produced and funded by any band or label not affiliated with … major corporate labels like Sony or Epic”. (Andrews, 2006, para. 4). A few factors have resulted in indie music gaining popularity worldwide over the years....   [tags: Music]

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Biography of Michael Jackson

- “The best education you can get is to watch the masters at work.” Michael Jackson was the biggest pop star ever. He had become a superstar since he was little. He had many great songs throughout his career. He had become an instant star. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was born into an African American working class family. His mom and dad were Katherine and Joseph Jackson. Joseph put aside his music to provide for the family. He knew his sons had talents so he molded them into a singing group in the early 1960’s....   [tags: music, Jackson 5, moonwalk, Thriller]

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Gladiator, by Ridley Scott

- Who doesn’t love a movie where the protagonist is off on a quest for revenge in numerous action sequences for his taste of sweet, sweet revenge. When breaking films into this type of category, one film that stands out among the rest has to be Gladiator. Gladiator can be argued as one of the greatest action movies of all time, and for good reasons. The soundtrack, dialogue, and characters have no equal in the revenge action category of film, and can be considered tops of pure action films. Gladiator is a perfectly well rounded movie that adds the best of all worlds to create the masterpiece seen today....   [tags: Film Analysis, Revenge]

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripol

- ... Not long after, Shakira won her first Grammy Award (Best Latin Pop Album) for Shakira: MTV Unplugged (2000). With the success of her albums, Shakira became a music superstar in the Spanish-language markets, known for her strong vocals and incredible hip-shaking belly dance moves. In 2001, Shakira released her first English-language album, Laundry Service, which quickly brought her the success in the United States she had been waiting for. 1 garnered Shakira her second Grammy, this time for best Latin rock/alternative album....   [tags: biography, singer, celebrity]

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Hannah Montan Miley Cyrus

- Hannah Montana Verses Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus has been a household name since the success of her hit show Hannah Montana. Long gone is the thirteen-year old girl who played America’s sweetheart on Disney Channel. Today the media portrays her as an out of control twenty-two year old superstar. The recent confrontation on the 2015 Video Music Awards with Nicki Minaj is a prime example of how Hannah Montana has turned herself into a thing of the past. The transformation from Hannah Montana to Miley Cyrus has caused her to change her appearance, morals, and music....   [tags: Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Disney Channel]

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The Contributions of Blacks to the Arts

- The Contributions of Blacks to the Arts The Contibutions of Black Americans to the Arts “… Without a continuous bond uniting men, without a continuous current of shared thought, … there could be no living worthy of being called human.” Richard Wright spoke these words in his autobiography Black Boy. He, as well as many other black Americans have displayed exmplemtory talent in the arts. As a matter of fact, blacks have contributed their talents to the arts, for many years, especially in the areas of painting, literature, and music....   [tags: essays papers]

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what makes an excellent film

- What makes an excellent film. It took me a little while to come up with an answer to, “What makes an excellent film?” There really is no answer, actually. I believe that an excellent film is within the eyes and emotions of the audience. After researching and discovering what actually won Oscars and Golden Globe awards, it came down to what the people thought, and the popularity of a film. It is extremely hard to predict what will win these awards before the movie is even released to the public....   [tags: essays research papers]

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australias wage determination system

- Australia has gone from a highly centralized wage determination system to a mainly decentralized one. There has been a move away from accords and awards to enterprise bargaining, through the 96 Workplace Relations Act. Recent policies include changes to unfair dismissal claims and the 2005 workplace reforms package. Throughout the 20th century, Australia has maintained a system of tribunals to make decisions about wage and non wage outcomes and to help resolve industrial disputes. Institutional forces affect the operation of the free market in order to improve labour market outcomes, such as guaranteeing minimum wages and conditions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Darren Aronofsky

- Aside from Darren Aronofsky’s ability to visually tell breathtaking stories, it is his formalistic style of filmmaking that has earned him his recognition in the film industry. Born on February 12, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, Darren was a self described "Brooklyn Hip-Hop kid." His upbringing was marked by his Jewish heritage. Darren would paint graffiti art on subway cars and film going in Times Square. He had a lot of inspiration around him that led him to have a passion for film and all types of art....   [tags: Film]

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Abuse of Authority

- If Soldiers and leaders adhered to the Army Values and the Leadership Requirements Model, many ethical dilemmas that Noncommissioned Officers face on a daily basis would not occur. In the Army today, Soldiers constantly discuss values and leadership, unfortunately not everyone takes them seriously. The abuse of authority and command influence sometimes displayed by leaders puts subordinates into ethical dilemmas. Often, command influence will challenge the Loyalty, Duty, Respect, and Honor values that a leader attempts to live by....   [tags: Military]

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Noneconomic Damages Reform

- ... After this case hit the news, magazines, tabloids, etc., labeled the case as a “frivolous lawsuit” and refer back to it whenever someone files a lawsuit against a company. The Tort law has always been an issue in need of attention, but it is the significant Supreme Court cases where the plaintiff is awarded millions of dollars for their “pain and suffering” that spark the idea that there needs to be a stop or a limit to certain awards and jurisdictions. According to Sherman Joyce, Victor Schwartz, and Darren McKinney of the ATRA, over 30 states have implemented some sort of noneconomic damages reform....   [tags: Tort Reform, Compensation, Insurance]

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Verizon Wirless Division

- Verizon leader in wireless technology Verizon Communications Inc. is a provider of wireless and wireline communication services. Services provided include voice, network access, broadband data and video services, also local and global internet protocol networks. Verizon mainly operates in the US, but operates in over 150 other countries; headquarters is in New York City, New York. Verizon is a corporate component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. As of December 31, 2021 it had employed around 183,400 people....   [tags: customer service, advertisement, quality]

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World 's Toughest Challenges With Technology With The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children ( Ncmec )

- : Honeywell, which is a diversified technology and manufacturing company that addresses a few of the world’s toughest challenges with technology partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and decided to launch the Got 2B safe program, it was the result of two negative factors. First, a majority of the programs that are already established focuses on finding children once they have gone missing, and second there aren’t any programs preventing child abduction....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Childhood, Child abduction]

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Jeremy Mccarter And Lin Manuel Miranda Co Authored Hamilton : The Revolution Without Any Prior Experience

- A book such as this may seem a bit random and out of place in world obsessed with futuristic novels and fast paced entertainment. Yet, no one can deny its popularity. In its first week of sale, the book was sold out on major websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It has reached out and grabbed ahold of its readers in a way that only its two authors’ could have imagined. Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda co-authored Hamilton: The Revolution without any prior experience in the business. McCarter’s background is full of many different jobs including work on the artistic staff at the Public Theatre in New York for 5 years and the direction of radio plays....   [tags: Broadway theatre, Musical theatre, New York City]

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The Franklin Road Church Youth Groups Are More Than Just a Religion

- ... The longer you are in the group it becomes something that you just know, it’s like embedded in you. This happens because after hearing it repeatedly over the years it becomes something you know like the back of your hand. In order for a group to be successful at fulfilling its goal it needs to have some form of communication. Which leads to Swales’ second criterion of a discourse community, the group should have “mechanisms of intercommunication among its members” (471). What Swales means by this is that the group must have ways that they communicate with each other: such as email, meetings, social media, and texting....   [tags: community, criteria, calendar]

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John Cheever's The Swimmer, O Youth and Beauty!, and The Enormous Radio

- Throughout history, America has produced some of the greatest writers to walk the earth. Novels, poems, plays, and short stories have captivated the American public. No one was better at enchanting his audience than John Cheever. John Cheever wrote many short stories throughout his life. He has been presented with many awards for his works. Cheever was a master of spinning tales about suburban life and other situations he experienced. Some of his most popuar works included “The Swimmer”, “O Youth and Beauty!”, and “The Enormous Radio”....   [tags: John Cheever's Work]

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Miles Davis: One of the Greatest Jazz Musicians of All Time

- It would be an understatement to say that Miles Dewey Davis III was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Widely considered one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in the history of music of the twentieth century, Miles Davis has played an integral role in shaping the sounds of jazz, one of the few uniquely and entirely American genres. Needless to say, the brilliant artistry that coolly flowed from his trumpet speaks for itself and clearly shows what a phenomenally inventive and talented musician he was....   [tags: Jazz Music Essays]

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Sexuality and Surprises in 8 Femmes, a Film by François Ozon

- In the French film 8 Femmes, François Ozon, the director, guides a play from the 1950’s that focuses on a lively family that have deep secrets that all intertwine. In this musical mystery, comedy film, a murder has happened and each woman has their own motives for wanting to kill the man in the home. Yet, Ozon’s storyline is not the main focus of the film. The film follows each of the women which show the themes of betrayal, secrets, and most importantly sexuality. Sexuality is a main theme in many of François Ozon films that he directs....   [tags: Cinema, Mystery]

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