In this hour, as the world gets smaller, cultural collisions are all around us, including the language that surrounds us. We're constantly searching for new and better ways to communicate. Blogger Ben Schott's job for the New York Times is to troll the internet for new and noteworthy words. He tells Steve Paulson these words tell us volumes about the times we live in. Next, when most of us are having trouble find the right words to make sense of the world, we turn to writers. They usually let their books do the talking, but occasionally we get to hear it straight from the authors themselves. Richard Fairmont recently produced a set of CDs for the BBC that include rare recordings of the prominent writers. They're called The Spoken Word: British Writers and The Spoken Word: American Writers. Fairmont tells Steve Paulson all about it. Then, the search for a common tongue has moved us in many directions. To the surprise of many, English has filled in the gaps, or at least a version of English. Robert McCrum is the author of Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language. He tells Jim Fleming how English became Globish. And finally, in such a complex world, sometimes simple is best, and what could be simpler than a bumper sticker? Menlo School philosophy teacher Jack Bowen isn't fooled, however. In in book If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers, he points out that restricting yourself to eight or nine words can be far more complex than you would expect. He tells Anne Strainchamps how he got interested in bumper stickers. [Broadcast Date: June 2, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/100602/rt_tbon_100602_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an audio summary of Ready Player One, a 2011 LitRPG science-fiction debut novel by American author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopian 2040s, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit the game creator's fortune. Teenager Wade Watts lives with his aunt in Oklahoma City in the "stacks", a poverty-stricken district constructed of trailer homes piled on top of each other. He spends his spare time as a "gunter" ("egg hunter"), logging on to the OASIS as an avatar under the moniker Parzival, reading Halliday's journal Anorak's Almanac, and researching details of the 1980s pop culture, mainly classic video games and movies that Halliday loved. One day, he realizes that the first key is located on the same virtual world as his own online high school, in a recreation of the Dungeons & Dragons module Tomb of Horrors. He meets Art3mis, a famous female gunter and blogger who has been exploring the place, and advances further than she does when he defeats the AI Acererak at the video game Joust. He is awarded the Copper Key, and Parzival appears on the "Scoreboard", attracting the world's attention. Parzival completes the gate's puzzles by playing through the Dungeons of Daggorath video game and then role-playing Matthew Broderick's character in the film WarGames. Art3mis clears the gate shortly afterwards as does Wade's friend Aech. Wade's fame enables him to make a living by endorsing virtual products. Note: Author Cline sold the rights to publish the novel in June, 2010, in a bidding war to Crown Publishing Group. A film adaptation, screenwritten by Cline and Zak Penn and directed by Steven Spielberg, was released on March 29, 2018. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115133/bk_acx0_115133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. NMP ( in Macedonian, it is a proper name, not an abbreviation) is a multimedia art collective from Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The collective was first conceived as a movement rooted in applied philosophy in February 2002, but it did not have a specific form until 8 April 2005 when Version 1.0 of its official website (www.nmp.com.mk) was launched. NMP focuses primarily on digital art (such as photomanipulation and vector) and street art (stencils, stickers, graffiti), but it also supports photography and non-visual arts, such as poetry and music. Due to the specific nature of the medium, and the growing number of writers, a separate section of the site dubbed NMP Reader (NMP Chitanka) was opened at the end of 2006, featuring some celebrities from the Macedonian blogger scene. There is no set membership in the collective, all artists and project developers participate on a revolving-door basis. Works of the collective are made public online, as well as through collective and individual exhibitions. As of June 2007, about 30 artists are associated with the NMP collective.
Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, startup coach, blogger, and a multi-millionaire software engineer best known as co-author of Mosaic, the first widely-used web browser, and founder of Netscape Communications Corporation. He was the chair of Opsware, a software company he founded originally as Loudcloud, when it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. He is also a co-founder of Ning, a company which provides a platform for social-networking websites. As of June 30, 2008, he is said to be joining the Board of Directors of Facebook. On September 30, 2008, it was announced that he had joined the Board of Directors of eBay, and September 17, 2009 it was announced he had been named to the board of HP. Andreessen is a frequent keynote speaker and guest at Silicon Valley conferences.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir Brian Leon Barder, KCMG (born 20 June 1934) is a retired British diplomat, and subsequently blogger and civil liberties advocate. Brian Barder was born in Bristol, the son of Harry and Vivien Barder. He was educated at Sherborne School and St Catharine s College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Footlights, the Cambridge University Musical Comedy Club, the St Catharine's College Boat Club and the Cambridge University Labour Club (Chairman, 1957).
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! lonelygirl15 was an interactive web-based video series which began in June 2006, and ended on August 1, 2008, with a Japanese dub slated for release in 2009. The show focuses on the life of a fictional teenage girl named Bree, whose YouTube username is the eponymous "lonelygirl15", but the show does not reveal its fictional nature to its audience. After the fictional status of the show was revealed in September 2006, the show gradually evolved into a multi-character show including both character videoblogs and action sequences, with a complex story universe involving "trait positive girls" who are sought by an evil organization called "The Order". Lonelygirl15 first came to international attention ostensibly as a "real" video blogger who achieved massive popularity on YouTube.
An account of the June 2016 referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, from Sky News Political Correspondent, Farrell and blogger and teacher, Goldsmith. Based on interviews with the key players in both campaigns, and an exploration of historical decisions, it identifies 12 key reasons why the UK chose to leave.
MAKE AND TAKES FOR KIDS: 50 projects to make with kids Crafting isn't just playtime; there's a purpose to all the gluing, cutting, and coloring. Children are learning hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem solving, math, teamwork, and individual expression. In Make and Takes for Kids, popular craft blogger Marie LeBaron brings her creativity and her training in early childhood development together in a truly original children's crafting book. Outlining the learning objectives and skills that children will attain as they complete each activity, this book gives you 50 kid-friendly crafting and cooking projects that celebrate each month. You'll get simple instructions for making: A wintry January filled with a snowman smoothie and a snow-bug hat A February rich with a lovely heart bookmark and heart-shaped pretzel bread A lucky March with leprechaun gold coin cookies and glitter clover cards An April hopped up with chocolate-dipped crispy rice eggs and a watercolor coffee filter umbrella A sunshine-filled May spiced up with Cinco de Mayo sombrero cupcakes and a tissue paper Mother's Day card A summery June beefed up with Father's Day meatball golf balls and a milk jug toss game A jubilant July with sparkly wands and patriotic berry ice cream boats An August in the outdoors with a pine cone bird feeder garland and flameless kid's campfire A back-to-school September with a teacher's pet rock paperweight and silly apple sandwiches A spooky October with googly eye cards and monster milkshakes A thankful November with pine cone cookies and leaf rubbing turkey feathers A December to remember with a stained glass paper menorah and a spiral paper Christmas tree mobile And much, much more If you're a parent, teacher, or caregiver looking to enhance the time you spend with young children, Make and Takes for Kids makes it easy to have fun crafting with kids.
Get on the case with Kathryn Dance. Three novels featuring California Bureau of Investigations body language expert Agent Kathryn Dance from internationally bestselling suspense master and seven-time Edgar Award nominee Jeffery Deaver, plus an excerpt from the next Kathryn Dance novel, XO (publishing June 2012). The Cold Moon On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering over New York City, two people are brutally murdered. The death scenes are marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks that investigators fear ticked away the victims' last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling realization that the killer&#8212;who has dubbed himself the Watchmaker&#8212;has more murders planned in the hours to come. With Rhyme's longtime love Amelia Sachs now busy as the lead detective on a homicide case of her own, it will take the expertise of Agent Kathryn Dance to stop the Watchmaker killings and unravel the trail of a diabolical criminal masterwork in the making. The Sleeping Doll Daniel Pell, the 'Son of Manson,&#8221; is serving a life sentence for the brutal murders of the wealthy Croyton family, a crime mirroring those perpetrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s, and that left behind only one survivor: the youngest Croyton daughter, who, because she was in bed hidden by her toys, was dubbed 'the Sleeping Doll.&#8221; When Agent Kathryn Dance is called in to interrogate Pell in connection with a recent murder, the psychological jousting match that ensues goes terribly wrong, and Pell escapes. But far from simply fleeing, Pell turns on his pursuers&#8212;and other innocents&#8212;for reasons Dance and her colleagues can't discern. The only person who can help her find the pattern in Pell's rampage is the now-teenage girl who lay as though asleep through that terrible night. Roadside Crosses The Monterey Peninsula is rocked by fear when a killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside local highways&#8212;not in memoriam, but as announcements of his intentions to kill. And he kills in particularly horrific and efficient ways: using personal details about his victims that they've carelessly posted in blogs and on social networking websites. Agent Kathryn Dance traces the leads to Travis Brigham, a troubled teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired vicious attacks against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report. To get to Brigham, Dance must overcome speechifying politicians, paranoid parents, and the blogger himself, James Chilton, whose willingness to derail the case&#8212;and possibly Dance's career&#8212;soon forces Dance to take desperate measures. XO (excerpt) Country-pop ingénue Kayleigh Towne's career is reaching new heights with her huge hit single 'Your Shadow&#8221;&#8212;but increased fame is also bringing unwanted attention to the young singer. An innocent exchange with one of her fans, signed with an 'XO,&#8221; leads Kayleigh into a dangerous and terrifying realm of obsession. Despite her clear rejection and threats from lawyers and law enforcers, Edwin Sharp remains convinced that Kayleigh loves him, and he announces he's coming for her. A series of accidents and disturbing phone calls lead Kayleigh to believe her life is in danger, and soon people close to Kayleigh die. Agent Kathryn Dance must stop the stalker&#8212;but before long she learns that, like many celebrities, Kayleigh has more than one fan with a mission...