New Photography and Video Art
Author: Susan Tumarkin Goodman,Andy Grundberg,Nissan Perez
Publisher: Yale University Press
View: 9476What can art tell us about Israel today? Is there an artistic consensus among those living inside and outside the country? How does an artist come to terms with the disturbing realities in Israel---violence, political instability, insecurity, and social discrimination? These questions are at the heart of Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, a compelling volume that presents photographs and videos of Israel from the diverse outlooks of nearly two dozen international artists. These images reveal the intensity of life there as well as the artists’ profound personal responses to Israeli life and culture. What is revealed is a complicated view of Israel that has evolved out of the utopian model of an earlier era. In three insightful essays, the contributors to the volume explore the role of art and artists in contemporary Israel. Susan Tumarkin Goodman examines the aesthetic and political underpinnings of lens-based art made in Israel; Andy Grundberg discusses the roots of Israeli photography and video and places them in an international context; and Nissan N. Perez offers an insider’s view of the cultural issues that affect the practice of art in Israel today. Featured artists include: Yael Bartana (Israeli, lives in Amsterdam, b. 1970) Rineke Dijkstra (Dutch, b. 1959) Barry Frydlender (Israeli, b. 1954) Ori Gersht (Israeli, lives in London, b. 1967) Noel Jabbour (Palestinian, lives in Nazareth and Berlin, b. Nazareth, 1970) Miki Kratsman (Israeli, b. Argentina, 1959) Wolfgang Tillmans (German, lives in London, b. 1968) Mark Wallinger (British, b. 1959) Wim Wenders (German, lives in Los Angeles and Berlin, b. 1945) Sharon Ya’ari (Israeli, b. 1966)
Author: Markus Pell
View: 6126Markus Pell was leading his life, minding his own business, running Smileyville Cab and Courier while working toward his dream business: the Bright White Light Entertainment Engine. He considers himself 'reasonably normal' and thought his life, too, was 'reasonably normal, ' which it was - reasonably. Until, that is, the ghostly members of his Imaginary Master Mind came to life. There is nothing normal about living with ghosts named Lincoln or Truman, Dickens or Twain. Markus could tell you. He knows. And now those ghosts have come to constitute his 'kitchen cabinet.' This is because, deciding that Markus had more spare time than is healthy, the Smileyville Township Secret Society of Conservative Democrats came out of hiding, became the Conservative Democratic Party, and nominated Markus as its 2012 candidate for President of the United States. They nominated him for 2016, too, just for good measure. And America will never be the same.
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
View: 683Dateline: Toronto collects all 172 pieces that Hemingway published in the Star, including those under pseudonyms. Hemingway readers will discern his unique voice already present in many of these pieces, particularly his knack for dialogue. It is also fascinating to discover early reportorial accounts of events and subjects that figure in his later fiction. As William White points out in his introduction to this work, “Much of it, over sixty years later, can still be read both as a record of the early twenties and as evidence of how Ernest Hemingway learned the craft of writing.” The enthusiasm, wit, and skill with which these pieces were written guarantee that Dateline: Toronto will be read for pleasure, as excellent journalism, and for the insights it gives to Hemingway's works.
The Adventures of a United Press Family in India During the 1950s
Author: Pegge Parker Hlavacek,Janet B. Tilden
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 2867Pegge Mackiernan was a young widow working as a vice consul in 1951 when she met John Hlavacek, United Press Bureau Chief for India and Pakistan. John was upset to learn that Pegge's twin toddlers were living in the US while Pegge worked in Pakistan. "Either get those two kids out here or go home to them. There is no good reason to leave two-year-olds with grandparents thousands of miles away. They're all you've got, don't lose them, Pegge!" Angry yet touched, Pegge grew to love John during the months that followed. They married in 1952, and twins Mike and Mary joined them in Bombay. Over the next five years, the family added three more children another girl and two more boys. The Hlavaceks lived in Bombay and New Delhi with a devoted household staff including Tai Bhai, the nanny; Pana, the bearer; and Danji, the driver. Pegge wrote Diapers on a Dateline in 1960, but the manuscript remained in storage until John rediscovered it in 2000. He decided to publish the book for family and friends, as well as anyone interested in the life of an American newspaper family in India during the 1950s.
An Eyewitness Account of Prophecies Unfolding in the Middle East
Author: Chris Mitchell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
View: 2591History’s final chapter will be written in Jerusalem. When an Iranian president thunders a murderous threat or an obscure Turkish drunkard has a dream in Mecca or a Jewish couple from Brooklyn lands at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, these events might seem disconnected. But they’re not. In Dateline Jerusalem, CBN News correspondent Chris Mitchell connects the dots and unveils Jerusalem as the epicenter and crossroads of the spiritual, political, and, yes, supernatural worlds. For thousands of years, Jerusalem’s powerful draw has always transcended simple economics, military strategy, and religious affiliation. In our own time, as the Arab Spring threatens to become an Islamic Winter, one commentator warns: “The Arab Spring doesn’t lead to democracy, it leads to Jerusalem.” Indeed, the fragile peace of Israel is in new peril as violent Islamic factions vie for control of surrounding nations. Yet Muslims are converting to Christianity in record numbers. Dateline Jerusalem untangles and chronicles all this through the riveting narrative of a Christian reporter in the upheaval of the modern Fertile Crescent. We live in a world where we cannot afford to be ill informed. What happens in the strategic Middle East, Israel, and Jerusalem is critical. It matters to you. Today’s news might focus on Washington, New York, London, or Moscow, but history’s final chapter will be written in Jerusalem. Chris Mitchell’s firsthand experiences and reporting uniquely qualify him to expound on and explain the major trends and developments sweeping the Middle East and affecting the world. Mitchell has served as the bureau chief for CBN News since August 2000.
The Life of Journalist Jonathan Marshall
Author: Jonathan Marshall
Publisher: Acacia Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 1472"The remarkable life story of a kid from the sidewalks of New York who grew up to become a crusading liberal Arizona newspaper publisher, First Amendment champion, and a leading citizen of that frontier state. Jon Marshall calls his life 'a bouillabaisse.' I call it a fascinating, 'only in America' experience; a life to be proud of, ranging from winning an impromptu sailboat race against the venerable Albert Einstein to losing a 'clean' Senate race against his ultra-conservative friend Barry Goldwater." Lawrence K. Grossman, former president of NBC News and PBS "Jon Marshall has written a fascinating and very personal account of his life and times as a privileged young man in a family with extremely talented and civic-minded folks. His account of liberals settling among very conservative communities in the West, and how he maintained his liberal and Jewish roots is inspiring. A good read with many pointers for others to follow a creative and satisfying life." Arthur A. Hartman, former US Ambassador to France and the Soviet Union
Travels with Black South African Reporters
Author: William Finnegan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
View: 1284Dateline Soweto documents the working lives of black South African reporters caught between the mistrust of militant blacks, police harrassment, and white editors who—fearing government disapproval—may not print the stories these reporters risk their lives to get. William Finnegan revisited several of these reporters during the May 1994 election and describes their post-apartheid working experience in a new preface and epilogue.
Author: Scott Bryte
Publisher: CSS Publishing
View: 7389You'll feel like you are right on the scene viewing the events of Holy Week as this innovative series presents the familiar story of Jesus' death and resurrection in a novel, engaging, and entirely modern way. In a television-style interview format, six witnesses share their point of view in up-to-date language and references -- making each personage more accessible to contemporary congregations. Dateline: Jerusalem is a flexible resource that can be used in many different settings: during Lenten worship services, as part of a Christian education curriculum, or for a youth program. Scripture lessons accompany each script, and a character summary provides further insight into the personality of each interviewee. Easy to produce with a minimum of staging, these dialogues provide a fresh, engaging approach to the timeless story. Characters interviewed are: * Pontius Pilate * Caiaphas * Peter * Mary Magdalene * John * the Centurion Scott Bryte is the pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Thiel College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
Author: Gina Wilkins
View: 6678THERE WASN'T A WOMAN ALIVE WHO HAD EVER REJECTED REPORTER RILEY O'NEAL. All he had to do was smile and flash those dimples. But there was a first time for everything. Riley's first came in the form of waitress Teresa Scott, and what a lovely form she had. It was a ritual. Every morning he ate breakfast at the Rainbow Café, where, along with great coffee, Teresa served up a big "No." But when a scandalous news story led Riley to discover that Teresa wasn't exactly who he'd thought she was—but instead was a single mom and a…criminal—he hoped that the gorgeous waitress would try to steal his heart.
Author: Amit Baruah
Publisher: Penguin Books India
View: 2106It Was An Assignment That Was At Once Challenging And Intimidating. I Was Going To Be Setting Foot On Enemy Territory. Amit Baruah Was One Of Only Two Indian Journalists Allowed To Be Based In Islamabad During Three Tumultuous Years Of Pakistan S History. The Author Recounts With Some Amusement His Family S Experience Of Life In Islamabad Society Between April 1997 And June 2000 All Of It Conducted Under The Suspicious Gaze Of Pakistani Intelligence Agents Who Shadow Baruah, His Wife And Daughters Everywhere, Including Into Friends Living Rooms. He Records His Frustration At Being Disallowed From Reporting Freely On The Ground Many Events That Defined Indo-Pak Relations, Even As Death Or Kidnapping Forever Stalks Him. Three Incidents Haunt Baruah The Most: Not Being Cleared To Attend The Funeral, In 1998, Of John Joseph, The Bishop Of Faisalabad Who Committed Suicide In Protest Against Pakistan S Blasphemy Laws; Being Forbidden To View The Wreckage Of An Indian Air Force Plane Shot Down During The Kargil Conflict Of 1999; And Being Prevented From Entering Afghanistan From Pakistan To Report On The Kandahar Hijacking Later That Year. And Yet, Says Baruah, Despite All The Personal And Professional Difficulties He Faced In Pakistan, His Stint In Islamabad And His Exchanges With So Many Friends He Cannot Name Proved To Be The Most Exciting And Enriching In His Career. While Admitting The Difficult Nature Of His Job As A Foreign Correspondent In A Hostile Nation, Baruah Recalls The Joys Of Meeting Generous, Like-Minded People In A Country Whose Regimented Stance On India And Its Press Is Less Than Friendly.
The Piedmont and Beyond
Author: J. Stephen Catlett
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
View: 9670Martin's Studio photographers Carol W. Martin and Malcolm A. Miller practiced assignment photography for most of their careers. Unlike freelance documentary photographers, they did not choose the times, places, or subjects. However, instead of working at careers that could have easily become tedious and uninteresting, these former newspaper and studio photographers created a vast and amazing body of work, shooting almost every imaginable aspect of community life. Martin and Miller focused their work on Greensboro and Guilford County, but phone calls and appointments took them to all areas of the state. Included in this book are images from Greensboro, as well as Candor, Cape Hatteras, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Lexington, Manteo, Ocean Isle, Raleigh, Reidsville, and Winston-Salem. Images from the Martin's Studio Collection were first published in Martin's and Miller's Greensboro, also by Catlett, which was created as a companion to the Greensboro Historical Museum's exhibit, which will remain on display through the autumn of 2003. Dateline Greensboro: The Piedmont and Beyond includes entirely different historical images from the archive, and unlike the thematic arrangement for the earlier book, this volume takes readers on a chronological journey-a camera ride-from the 1930s through the 1960s. Three chapters offer readers the opportunity to relive three complete days in the life of the studio, with a timeline of images made from early morning to late night.
Author: Zola Levitt
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
View: 1515Includes essays on the Arab-Israel conflict, Islam's problem with America, left-wing media bias, anti-Israel teaching on America's campuses (including Christian schools), and more. This work exposes many threats to Israel's existence, including discussions of the anti-Bible prophecy stance of many of America's Christian colleges and universities.
The Saga of Three and a Half Centuries of Sunday-law Battles in America,
Author: Warren L. Johns
View: 6542When "Dateline: Sunday, U.S.A." was first published in 1967, Sunday laws had just captured the attention of the United States Supreme Court. Since then, the issue has receded from news, but still lingers in the minds of citizens who want to harness government power to mandate all to march with majoritarian interpretation of matters of conscienceNeven if coerced.