April 22, 2014


WOMEN’S THEATRE NEEDS TEN BUCKS


New Perpectives Theatre Company needs your help - Please consider a small donation of $10.00

JUST SOME OF WHAT THEY DO:
Developing new works by women and writers of color.
Rescue the legacy of women theatre artists from the dust bin of history.
Mentor young artists as actors, directors and playwrights.
Actively (and pugnaciously) contribute to the dialogue about Theatre in New York and beyond.
Promote radical theories about Shakespeare, the working class, and Theatre as a Social Change Agent

NPTC primarily serves those who are not in a position to contribute financially to support the company’s operations. And while that fact is at the heart and soul of NPTC’s mission, it often wreaks havoc on their bank account.

Please consider a tax deductible donation of TEN BUCKS today.
http://newperspectives.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=eHff4AGhAAH——-AAf0Xg

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April 18, 2014


Gabriel García Márquez - his all-embracing artistic vision, which recognized the extraordinary in the mundane.  http://dld.bz/dnJvc 

Gabriel García Márquez - his all-embracing artistic vision, which recognized the extraordinary in the mundane.  http://dld.bz/dnJvc 

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April 8, 2014


14 Abstract Nouns We Need to Bring Back (via Arika Okrent)

1. Debonairity: Old French had debonaireté and English took it to make debonairity. Why we ever lost this one, I cannot say.
2. Earnesty: used a bit in the 16th century for earnestness.
3. Enviousty: The OED gives only one example from the 14th century. It might have done better as enviosity.
4. Fewty: An obsolete Scottish term for just what it says “the condition of being few.”
5. Fiercety: First citation 1382, and while fierceness had an edge from the beginning, fiercety continued to show up occasionally in examples like “The Northyn wynde blewe with suche fyerste” (1513).
6. Graciosity: From the French gracieuseté. Graciousness is nice, but graciosity is nicer.
7. Heavity: We’ve got levity, so why not heavity? Chaucer liked it.
8. Nervosity: It certainly sounds more nervous than nervousness. This one was used more in the sense of neuroticism. In the words of psychologist Willam James (1890), “There is no real evidence that physical refinement and nervosity tend to accumulate from generation to generation in aristocratic or intellectual families.”
9. Outrageousty: So much more outrageous than outrageousness. Too bad it fell out of use after the 15th century.
10. Rigorosity: Is your English department known for its rigorosity? Then they should be familiar with this word.
11. Rudity: All the better to rhyme with crudity. Use this one to poetify your rants.
12. Seemlity: You already sound a bit fancy if you use the word seemliness. Just imagine how much fancier you’ll sound if you use seemlity instead.
13. Seriosity: You can use this one in all seriosity … but people might laugh.

14. Terribility: Terribleness is a pretty bad quality to have, but terribility? That’s terrifying.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/56020/fiercety-seriosity-debonairity-14-abstract-nouns-we-need-bring-back

14 Abstract Nouns We Need to Bring Back (via Arika Okrent)

1. Debonairity: Old French had debonaireté and English took it to make debonairity. Why we ever lost this one, I cannot say.

2. Earnesty: used a bit in the 16th century for earnestness.

3. Enviousty: The OED gives only one example from the 14th century. It might have done better as enviosity.

4. Fewty: An obsolete Scottish term for just what it says “the condition of being few.”

5. Fiercety: First citation 1382, and while fierceness had an edge from the beginning, fiercety continued to show up occasionally in examples like “The Northyn wynde blewe with suche fyerste” (1513).

6. Graciosity: From the French gracieuseté. Graciousness is nice, but graciosity is nicer.

7. Heavity: We’ve got levity, so why not heavity? Chaucer liked it.

8. Nervosity: It certainly sounds more nervous than nervousness. This one was used more in the sense of neuroticism. In the words of psychologist Willam James (1890), “There is no real evidence that physical refinement and nervosity tend to accumulate from generation to generation in aristocratic or intellectual families.”

9. Outrageousty: So much more outrageous than outrageousness. Too bad it fell out of use after the 15th century.

10. Rigorosity: Is your English department known for its rigorosity? Then they should be familiar with this word.

11. Rudity: All the better to rhyme with crudity. Use this one to poetify your rants.

12. Seemlity: You already sound a bit fancy if you use the word seemliness. Just imagine how much fancier you’ll sound if you use seemlity instead.

13. Seriosity: You can use this one in all seriosity … but people might laugh.

14. Terribility: Terribleness is a pretty bad quality to have, but terribility? That’s terrifying.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/56020/fiercety-seriosity-debonairity-14-abstract-nouns-we-need-bring-back

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March 30, 2014


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March 28, 2014


South Dakota’s Ugly New Law Based On Racial Stereotypes About Asian Immigrants #fem2 @thinkprogress thkpr.gs/1iHhGJM

South Dakota’s Ugly New Law Based On Racial Stereotypes About Asian Immigrants #fem2 @thinkprogress thkpr.gs/1iHhGJM

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March 25, 2014


Happy 80th Birthday Gloria Steinem: 8 of Her Funniest Quips:

1) “A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.” (1970)

2) “A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.”(1972)

3) “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

4) “On my 70th birthday I was going to get a tramp stamp.” (2011)

5) “A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after”

6) “When I was hosting the Today show, I had a little fat removed from above my eyes so I didn’t look like Mao Zedong and I could wear my contacts. It looked worse afterward.” (2011)

7) “So what would happen if suddenly, magically, men could menstruate and women could not?…Street guys would invent slang (“He’s a three-pad man”) and “give fives” on the corner with some exchange like, “Man you lookin’ good!” “Yeah, man, I’m on the rag!” — If Men Could Menstruate, 1978

8) Her most famous quote is “women need men like fish need a bicycle,” but Gloria is a great lady, and great ladies give credit where credit is due. So she corrected us in 2000 when we misattributed this famous quote to her, when in fact Australian Irina Dunn came up with it. Steinem wrote a letter to Time in 2000,

“You credit me with the witticism “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” In fact, Irina Dunn, a distinguished Australian educator, journalist and politician, coined the phrase back in 1970 when she was a student at the University of Sydney. She paraphrased the philosopher who said, “Man needs God like a fish needs a bicycle.” Dunn deserves credit for creating such a popular and durable spoof of the old idea that women need men more than vice versa.”

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March 17, 2014


10 Reasons to Love the New Photos From Lean In and Getty

  1. Women can have it all. Especially if you have a supportive partner by your side. These photos feature women juggling successful careers while also being involved in their children’s lives.
  2. Involved dads are sexy. Men take note — dads who spend time with their children and help around the house are every woman’s dream come true.
  3. Career choices are endless. Women are more than just a pretty face smiling in an office. They’re painters, chefs, architects, designers, and anything else they choose to be.
  4. Work attire doesn’t always include a power suit. Thankfully, pant suits and matching blazers are not the standard anymore. Women can still look professional in outfits other than suits.
  5. Beauty is not defined by any age or size. Lean In’s collection features all sorts of women, breaking down our notion of what makes someone beautiful. Expect to see gray hair, wrinkles, and all different body types.
  6. Girls rock at science and math. Girls like toys besides dolls and Easy-Bake Ovens. People are taking notice, like this commercial from GoldieBlox.
  7. Diversity is a wonderful thing. Sadly, there was a lot of controversy over the Coca-Cola Super-Bowl ad, but on the flip side, there was a great deal of positive feedback as well. We should be celebrating diversity and challenge anyone who disagrees.
  8. The treadmill isn’t the only way women stay active. They lift weights, box, hike, and exercise in ways that don’t involve a machine. This new collection shows that strong and healthy women are sexy.
  9. Women rarely laugh when eating salad alone. There is nothing wrong with eating a salad to get your nutrients. But really — who actually laughs by themselves when munching on lettuce?
  10. The idea of “family” has evolved. Some children are raised in a household with both a father and mother. However, a lot of children grow up with a single parent or with two dads or two moms. Family is family, not some sort of old-fashioned construct.

http://www.savvysugar.com/Lean-Getty-New-Photo-Collection-34003894

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March 1, 2014


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February 26, 2014


Seattle.  Fish. AWP2014

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February 19, 2014


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