Chicago’s front yards, pool halls, bungalows and back alleys were the poetic landscapes in Gwendolyn Brooks’ words. She wrote about the people she passed on the streets or in grocery stores, colloquial experiences like the elderly couples eating beans off chipped dinnerware. Through her poetry, Brooks offered a precise and compassionate look into life in the city’s South Side.
Well, this should be fun!!!
The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theaters for a two-week period, beginning Sept. 1. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC.
While the clean-up crews descend upon what’s left of Worthy Farm, four of our Glastonbury correspondents have selected their highlights from the last day of the festival, from millennial nostalgia to security guards abandoning protocol to groove to Barry Gibb. Additionally, check out our highlights from Friday and Saturday at the festival.
Rooms are getting smaller and sleeker, while common areas are growing in size and importance.
Players include new entrants, such as Yotel, and traditional hotel chains, such as Best Western and Hilton.
Competition and “Airbnb effect,” not cost, spurring hotel changes, say analysts.
Full article at CNBC: Communal, cozy and connected: Hotels of the future break new ground
The son of David and Victoria Beckham, 18 – who released his debut photography book, What I See, last week – will launch a private viewing at Christie’s in London’s Mayfair on Tuesday, which will display 24 photographs from the book.
Though Hogwarts is clearly a fantastic and fictional setting, the characters experience real life trials and traumas – bereavement, loneliness, persecution, jealousy, unrequited love, guilt, and bullying, to name but a few.
There are also the “stock” characters common to everyone’s school days – the class bully and his goons, the “insufferable know-it-all”, the school jokers, and the sadistic teacher.
Part of the appeal and achievement of the series, though, is the way these characters develop in complexity as Rowling’s readers grow and mature. So that assumptions made about characters upon first reading are challenged and tested by the events and revelations of the later books.
Read full article here: Twenty years on from the first book, Harry Potter continues to cast a spell on readers
Art teacher Amy Brauer brought a group of her students to paint murals and inside the waiting room and exam rooms of the pediatric office at Erlanger’s Dodson Community Health Center.
I absolutely love this!
For years I’ve said that art should be filling many of the stressful environments of life – schools, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. And the fact that this was done by a teacher with her art class? – perfect!
We need a lot more of this type of public art in our communities.
Read full story at: Art used to improved patient experience at pediatrician | WTVC
While the ukulele may not seem like the most common instrument, interest in it is growing as people of all ages pick them up and start strumming.
The Utah Uke Fest showcased the versatility of the instrument and highlighted the community that surrounds it at the sixth annual event in Highland on Saturday.
I had no idea there was a festival just for the ukulele!