A particularly relevant example of such a practice was the ad campaign for the Dean Witter investment house (aired 1998 1999), which recreated 1950s archival footage supposedly presenting Dean Witter himself laying out sound financial policies. Such modes of representation of old technologies can be linked to Jameson’s category of nostalgia films which significantly includes both American Graffiti and Star Wars. For Jameson, nostalgia films attempt to restore a missing past through old aesthetic artifacts.
Always on my list of pit stops in this museum is Jean Dubuffet 1961 in the Wing. It could be its array of pastel colors, or the French theme it takes on, or the fact that every time you view it with a close eye more and more of the scene unfolds. It is likely a combination of all of these that draws me to this painting and thus it has been marked at the top of my list for favorite paintings.
Graphene is a sort of super material for electronics; it thin, durable, light, transparent, and flexible, and Samsung says that it developed a way to synthesize the substance so it can speed of the commercial development of graphene and thereby usher in a new era of electronics development. Samsung noted that graphene has hundred times greater electron mobility than silicon and is ideal for flexible displays and wearable computing devices. Maybe someday soon? The breakthrough came from the company Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) partnership with Sungkyunkwan University.
Earlier this year it was announced that Ben Affleck was to play Nick Dunne. According to The Reporter, audience favorites Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being considered for supporting roles. It would certainly be a new experience to see those two in dramatic roles, but for now the big topic is Pike’s alleged appointment..
This essay interrogates the loading of the Roaring Girls season by asking what it means to roar in both the early modern period and twenty first century, unpacking the terms on which the women of these productions are empowered or undermined through their treatment by their male counterparts. Performed alongside the 2014 Midsummer Mischief new writing season, the plays reposition roaring as challenging male centred modes of representation. Drawing on Marvin Carlson’s influential work on ghosting , this essay addresses these questions through investigation of the practices and implications of ensemble casting.
And finally, it may be hot, but please, unless he is at a baseball game or mowing the lawn, do NOT buy him a baseball hat! That is totally trite. Make an impression when you’re out together and get him a nice boater, panama, or a good straw fedora. You want him to have a bit of class.