You Can Make Your Own Backyard Movie Theater

At the drive-in, life does not recede when the movie begins. To the contrary, life asserts itself. People eat dinner in covered dishes. They drink cans of beer from coolers secreted past the gate. Kids stubbornly play on dimly lit playgrounds. I’ve seen vigorous games of ultimate Frisbee at drive-ins. And dogs.

Yes, we hang the speaker on the window. And sure, we take a gander at the movie, even from the backseat. But no one goes to a drive-in for the movie. We go to a drive-in to be somewhat outside as we watch our stories unfold 30 feet above us, against the sliver of sunset, the darkling light, the waxing disk of a summer moon.

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CFx Comics: Animating for a cause one issue at a time

A group of Pakistani illustration designers and conceptual comic artists have come together to use their art to produce comics and animated videos for a local audience with the purpose of addressing issues that challenge the society they live in.CFx Comics is working on communication messaging through comics and animations focusing on social issues.

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Hear 15 Of NPR Music’s Songs Of The Summer 2017 

What makes a song the song of the summer? You could base that judgment solely on chart performance and bestow the crown to the track that hangs on to No. 1 through the warmer months. Or maybe you follow a kind of source-cue methodology, granting the coveted distinction to that one song that’s always wafting like a balmy breeze — or blasting like an air-conditioner’s chill — from car radios and backyard cookouts.

Full article at NPR:  Hear 15 Of NPR Music’s Songs Of The Summer 2017 : NPR

New ‘Star Wars’ Cartoon Shorts Debut Online, Bringing Female Heroes in Full Force

Today marks the debut of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of original animated shorts set in that galaxy far, far away and focusing on the franchise’s roster of female heroes. The first installment, titled “Sands of Jakku,” covers a moment not seen in The Force Awakens: Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) and BB-8 must escape a ravenous, metal-craving Nightwatcher worm (which keen-eyed film viewers briefly spotted early on in the film) on their way to Niima Outpost — the place where they eventually meet Finn.

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Clemson grad who rapped dissertation hired at University of Virginia 

Last month, Carson moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, to take on the role of assistant professor of hip-hop and the global south at the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music.

“In my mind, I’m thinking about the hip-hop world. I’m making music — I’m still a part of this world,” Carson said. “If the music is not dope, if I’m not a dope emcee, if I’m not good at what I do, then this all means very little.”

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Ellie Goulding calls out lack of female performers at music fests

Ellie Goulding is sick of being the only woman on stage at music festivals.The “Love Me Like You Do” singer called out the lack of female representation in a string of tweets Saturday.“Still so proud as a female artist to be headling and playing festivals around the world every single year. Thank you for continually believing in me. It always feels like a triumph to win so many people over who were waiting for a band,” the 30-year-old British musicIan wrote.

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Local Charity Easing Child Hospital Fears Through Books

We should do this at all Children’s Hospitals – or all pediatric wards of any hospital.  Anything to make this scary experience more friendly would be great.

Chico’s Charity For Kids is trying to make a child’s hospital experience a more positive one.The local charity is looking to put 5,000 children’s book in four Ontario hospitals including Sarnia’s Bluewater Health.

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