Gambling Through the years, gambling has become America\'s pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations (in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these estab
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
The Latin Quarter CREATIVE BUSINESS PLAN FOR:“THE LATIN QUARTER” TABLE OF CONTENTS: I. Pre-Planning A. Store Concept Summary…………………………………… B. Mission Statement………………………………………….. C. Name of store and logo……………………………………. D. Customer Profile……………………………………………. E. Competitive Report………………………………….……… F. Location and site evaluation………………………………. G. Visual Strategy and design concept……………………… H. Management structure…………………………………….. I. Legal issues and insurance……………………………….. J. Financial evaluation……………
The Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Children Children from homes ran by teenage mothers have to face many obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, high rate of poverty. Are just a few obstacles connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers. Children of teenage mothers are put at a serious disadvantage when compared to children raised in a “normal” family. Many people believe that the lack of sex education in schools and the addit
Starting a Small Enterprise Starting a Small Enterprise Starting a Small Enterprise TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Introduction Why Be an Entrepreneur? ................................................ Rewards of Entrepreneurship ........................................... Risks of Entrepreneurship ................................................ 3 3 4 Process Flow: Starting a Small Enterprise ....................... 5 Analysis Are You Entrepreneurial? ................................................. Ad
Isn’t the Book Always Better Than the Movie? It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but in truth no such analogy can be accurately applied. Perhaps it is true of words describing a painting or sculpture, but when it comes to stories such a suggestion is nothing less than ridiculous. In fact, the situation tends to be quite the opposite. It is hard to capture the magic of words with a camera. No film dialogue can ever be as eloquent as that related by a good author. The style, humor
The Globe In Elizabethan England (1558-1606), plays and the theater were the most common forms of entertainment. A traveling acting company traveled to towns and set up a stage wherever they could—usually an inn. The traveling actors were usually despised, and treated like vagabonds. James Burbage decided to build a permanent place where these actors could perform. In 1567 the Theatre was built. It was a huge success. More playhouses were built in London. Then the plague struck London in 1592. A
Alexander the Great He was the ruler of Greece in the fourth century B.C. He was one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. He was born in Macedonia, the son of Phillip II, King of Macedonia. He received his military education from his father and was tutored by Aristotle, the great philosopher, and other great teachers of his time. By the time he was sixteen Alexander was left in charge of the kingdom when his father was away for any extended period of time and once led the army to put d
ROMAN THEATER “The appearance and size of a theater are not so important as the imagination of the audience, the talent of the actors and the subject of the play”. (World Book) Adventure and romance, invention, and brilliance, combined with scenic effect and wisdom, were the gifts of the Roman Theater (Encarta). The Roman Theater was quite possibly the predecessor to the aspects of what we recognize as the world of plays, movies and performers of our current times. What we consider to be enterta
Media and Politics of the Seventies The price of gas was only around a 51 cents a gallon but in 1970 the amount of negativity in the world was at an extremely high level, with tension coming from all kinds of sources. Such as an assassination attempt on Pope Paul VI in the Philippines. However many of the troubles came from the Vietnam war and then later with inflation. But the greatest troubles stemmed directly from the US government not listening to the people. The bulk of that tension was sti
The American Hate Imagine a group of people sitting around in a living room talking about the new boy in school. They say that he is stupid and ugly. In reality though, they have never met the boy. They only think these thoughts because he is black. In conversation, someone gets the idea that they should dress up like the Ku Klux Klan and go get this “nigger.” They cut up sheets and go over to this new boy’s house. When they get there, they ring the door bell and the boy answers; then they beat
Harry Houdini Houdini-Real name Enrich Weiss Enrich Weiss on march 24, 1874. In Budapest Crossed Atlantic to see his mom Cecilia HIs immagrant father was named Mayer Samuel Weiss. Samuel made $750 a year as a Rabbai in Appleton, Wisconsin Houdini had four brothers still in Hungary: Nathan,Herman, William and Ehrich HOudini fist performance was as a trapeze performer. Ran away from home at 12 yrs old/ Joined up with his father in new York Got a job as a Neck tie cutter Then it happened he saw his
Charlie Chaplin Tom Bigelow U.S. History Hour 6 Talented actors can come from anywhere, in any situation, and Charlie Chaplin backs that idea up all the way. Born on April 16, 1889, in Walworth England, he could have lived a difficult childhood. But, like any young child, he didn’t understand the position his family was in, and was never really upset with his life. He went on to become one of the most famous comedy actors of all time, and his films sparked a whole new chapter in the book of film
The 1920\'s “Tradition, that old ogre, lies dead in the dust” To what extent were the 1920s a break form the traditions of the pre-war era? The 1920’s sandwiched as they were between the horror of World War 1 and the untold misery of the great depression, remain firmly in peoples mind as the period of prosperity and where life was free and easy owing to modern technological advances in Australia. After the war we achieved a great sense of national pride. This was mainly seen through what we had
Major Contributions of Realism Including scenery, styles of acting, makeup, and dialogue, realism contributed many things to theater. It involves accurate depictions of everyday people in feasible situations and was designed to replace the artificial romantic style. Realism rejected dramatic conventions that had existed since the beginning of drama. In the 18th century, David Garrick instituted the use of historically accurate costumes and sets. In the 16th century in Italy, realistic theaters b
Pepsi Cola Product Portfolio Pepsi Cola Pepsi Cola beverage business was founded at turn of the century by Caleb Bradham a New Bern N.C druggist who formulated Pepsi Cola. Pepsi Cola Company now produces and markets nearly 200 refreshment beverages to retail, restaurants and food service customers in more then 190 countries and territories around the world and generates revenue of over 18 billion dollars. Although Pepsi holdings over the years have become diverse in such fields as the snack indu
Slavery The slaying of thousands, the conquering of states, and the destruction of land were all results of slavery. Back in the twentieth century slavery was a very big issue. Even after slavery was proclaimed “illegal” there was still segregation. One Man by the name of C. Vann Woodward, wrote a book about segregation and the Jim Crow laws. The book is titled The Strange Career of Jim Crow. Jim Crow was a black character in a song-and-dance routine in 1820. The song was called “Jump Jim Crow”
Life of A Pioneer Born in Washington D.C. in 1899, he started piano lessons when he was a boy, by the age of seventeen, he played professionally. In 1923, he moved to New York City where he played in small nightclubs, theaters, and on the radio, later played at one of the most popular nightclubs of the time in Harlem, The Cotton Club. Lead his orchestra for more than fifty years. Duke Ellington unarguably, was one of the greatest jazz composers that had ever lived. Born in Washington D.C. on Apr
The Differences In The Social Classes Of Mid-Victorian England I. Introduction In the Mid-Victorian period in English history there were distinct class differences in its society. There were three classes in England. These were the Aristocracy, the Middle-Class (or Factory owners) and the working class. Each class had specific characteristics that defined its behavior. These characteristics were best seen in four areas of British society. During the time-period known by most historians as the In
The Old Way When arriving at a drive-in movie theater one suddenly realize the fun, adventurous atmosphere. The viewers seem to be enjoying themselves without that uptight, cranky feel of an indoor movie theater. The night then suddenly seems much more enjoyable. The old-timey drive-in movie theaters are scarce today but are still very popular. The most exciting part of drive-in theaters is the low price of only around $3.00 per person. This price includes a parking spot with it\'s own speaker.
The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero’s recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to
Zeus The name of our city is Zeus. It is located on a planet by the star Phoenix, 20 trillion light years from Earth. The city has 2 billion people in it and is the size of the entire USA. The entire city of Zeus is run by a computer so there is no government. Everyone in the city has a identification chip implanted in their heart. This ID chip tells the city computer exactly where everyone is. It has their full name, address, phone number, age, and gender. It also includes a police record, if t
Wartime Propaganda: World War I The Drift Towards War "Lead this people into war, and they\'ll forget there was ever such a thing as tolerance. To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fiber of national life, infecting the Congress, the courts, the policeman on the beat, the man in the street." It is one of history\'s great ironies that Woodrow Wilson, who was re- elected as a peace candidate in 1916, led America into the first worl
The effects of the P-51 Mustang in World War II P-51 Mustang w/ WWII The Effect of the North American P-51 Mustang On the Air War in Europe by David Buckingham [email protected] IBH 20th Century History Mr. Peloquin George Mason High School Falls Church, Virginia March 27, 1995 [Unfortunately, we don\'t have a digitized image of this photo.] [Photo caption] Harry R. Ankeny, Jr., the author\'s grandfather, with his P-51, "Betsy," (named for the author\'s grandmother) at the end of his combat tour
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, in England in 1564. While his exact birth date is unknown, it is most often celebrated on April 23, the feast of St. George. He was the third of seven children born to John and Mary Arden Shakespeare. Shakespeare\'s father was a tanner and glove maker. He was also a fairly prominent political figure, being an alderman of Stratford for years, and serving a term as "high bailiff" (mayor). He died in 1601, leaving little land
The Holocaust History has had a profound effect on the arts, whether it be literature, theatre or cinema. Tragically, the Holocaust has been the subject of many books and movies. The Diary of Anne Frank portrays the true life experiences of a young girl captured in the tormenting agony of the Holocaust. Anne Frank, her parents and younger sister went into hiding at the Nazi takeover in Holland. They were sheltered and cared for by Miep Gies and her husband Jan from July 1942 until August 1944. W
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was probably born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon. He was baptized three days later. His father, John Shakespeare, was a trader in agricultural produce and a glovemaker. John was a prominent citizen in the town although he was sometimes in debt. He also may have been a high ranking official in the town such as mayor. Mary Arden, his mother, was the daughter of a well-to-do farmer from Wilmcote, a nearby village. She was Roman Catholic and had stron
Income Through the years, gambling has become America\'s pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establis
Revolutions History\'s revolutions have taken on a distinct shape. Crane Brinton points out this particular pattern inherent to national revolutions in his book Anatomy of a Revolution. Brinton uses a wheel to describe the common cycle that most revolutions share. Brinton claims that the starting block of most revolutions is the societal problems brought forth by the "Old Regime". Brinton continues his cycle with the isolated and spontaneous events of dissatisfaction that mark the overthrow of t
Reconstruction After the Reconstruction years, blacks and whites often rode together in the same railway cars, ate in the same restaurants, used the same public facilities, but did not often interact as equals. The emergence of large black communities in urban areas and of significant black labor force in factories presented a new challenge to white Southerners. They could not control these new communities in the same informal ways they had been able to control rural blacks, which were more dire
Censorship: Parents vs. The Government Chris Walters Eng111 Mr. Maginnes 29 March 99 Since the nation\'s founding, freedom of speech has been an important part of American Democracy. Democracy is based on the idea that only when people are free to express their views openly can they govern themselves effectively.(Bender & Leone 13) When citizens can peacefully assemble and speak their mind, they are less likely to revolt and get violent. Which is why both the freedom of speech, and the freedom f
T.V. Violence As difficult as this issue is, I believe it can be addressed. My report shows that some progress has already begun in several areas. Attention needs to be focused on how and why some programming has begun to move in the right direction and why the rest has not. "What this issue needs, more than anything else, is cool heads on all sides of the problem: the network executives, the creative community, the government, researchers and advocacy groups. All sides need to worry less about
Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen was born at Skien in Norway on March 20, 1828. When he was eight, his father went bankrupt. This event made a deep impression upon him. After they went bankrupt, his family moved to a small farm north of the town where they lived in poverty. Henrik was forced to attend a small local school. He received a substandard education. In 1843, the family returned to town. Unfortunately they were still poor. Ibsen came from a very dysfunctional family. His domineering father was
Development of the United States of America Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Gr
Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder The teenage years are often troublesome, filled with decisions, punishment, hard work, and school and for some, what they perceive as love. Almost everyone knows what being a teenager is like from his or her own past experiences. Although some decisions are harder than others for teens to make, one decision is probably the hardest: abstinence. Sex, something that should not be taken lightly. The decision to have sex should not be made while a teenager. Grow
The Devil In the present-day popular culture, the devil is a commonplace image that conveys different implications to every individual. There is no single definition to the term, or physical description to identify, because his existence has never been confirmed. On the other hand, some descriptions are universal to the majority of civilization. In this semiotic analysis, I will examine the devil and interpret the connotations relative to the popular sign. Since the devil did not come into being
Greek Amphitheater: Structure and Performance Thesis: in the next few pages people will be educated with the location and background of Ancient Greece ( Greece ) and about the structure and performance of a Greek Amphitheater. Theater has been around for a long time. But people never took the time-out to think about who made the first play, where the first play was held, or when and where the first person built a theater. Just think about it, movies and television shows probably all originated i
William Randolph Hearst and Citizen Kane Setting Standards?? "Rosebud. . . Rosebud. . ." Everyone knows or has heard of this famous line from Citizen Kane, and yet many have called Citizen Kane the greatest cinematic achievement of all time. It is indeed a true masterpiece of acting, screen writing, and directing. Orson Welles, its young genius director, lead actor, and a co-writer, used the best talents and techniques of the day (Bordwell 103) to tell the story of a newspaper giant, Charles Kan
Advertising Strategy Perseverance is the key. We as employees and sales people have to accept the fact that we will have to make certain sacrifices and but aside our good for the good of the store for the time being. We must make a conscience effort to accomplish our daily tasks. We must be motivated. As far as advertising goes, I have come up with a feasible approach to the problem. While word of mouth is still the greatest of all advertising, I think for the time being, we should rely heavily
EDWARD ALBEE “The best American playwright since Arthur Miller." A master of ‘depraved obscenity.’ An unflinching dissector of dysfunction. A willfully abstract audience-basher.” For about four decades, critics and theater-watchers have been calling Edward Albee names. His harsh wit and language and amazing endings have won him three Pulitzer Prizes and cost him a fourth. Once off-Broadway’s leading light, Albee lasted for a close to 20-year drought before capturing his most recent Pulitzer, in
MEXICO CITY Final Report Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the second largest city in the world. About 9 1/3 million people live in Mexico City. Mexico City area size is 579 sq. mi. Mexico City lies 7,525 feet above sea level in the high, oval-shaped Valley of Mexico. Mexico City has more than 350 neighborhood districts called colonias. Like Mexican towns, many colonias have plazas(public squares). Churches, markets, restaurants, and theaters face the plazas. The Mexico City metropolitan
THE HOLCAUST, THE WAY IT WAS Definition of the Holocaust What does Webster\'s dictionary defines the Holocaust as? ho·lo·caust \'hO-l&-"kost, \'hä- also -"kästor\'ho-l&-kost noun 1 : a sacrifice consumed by fire, 2 : a thorough destruction especially by fire. (i.e. a nuclear holocaust) 3 a often cap. : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II -- usually used with the b : a mass slaughter of people; especially genocide. Beyond the Definition Th
Athens Athens has been around for 2,500 years. Athens is the capitol of Greece and largest city of Greece. Athens is on a small plain that lies southward to the Saronic Gulf, a branch of the Aegean Sea. Athens has an area of 427 sq./km. (165 sq./mi. ) and a population of 3,096,775. Athens is surrounded by mountains: Aigaleos to the west, Parnes to the north, Pentelikon to the northeast, and Hymettus to the east. All four of the mountains is made up of either marble or limestone. Athens has a typ
RENAISSANCE Coming out of the dark ages was a bright and hopeful time. A lot of people were bored and searching for all sorts of things, one of them being entertainment. Entertainment played a major role in renaissance times. People were inspired and experimented with entertainment. How did entertainment in the renaissance times influence people? and what were the different types of entertainment? Theater became a great and popular way of entertainment in the Sixteenth century. It was approximat
The Last of the Mohicans The book “ The Last of the Mohicans” was originally written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826. It was released to movie theaters in 1992, and was directed by Michael Mann. “ The last of the Mohicans” is an epic adventure as well as a heart-warming romance portrayed in the wilderness of the Adirondack region of Colonial New York. This work of historical fiction was set during the third year of the last war between England and France over possession of a country that ultima
Harry Houdini The performer known world wide as Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest. Although Houdini often claimed to be born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Houdini actually came to the United States when he was four years old. To this day many connected with the small town of Appleton still claim the untruth that Houdini was born there strictly to attract tourists. It is clear from copies of birth records and early family records on file at the Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvani
Agoraphobia My report is on Agoraphobia. Agoraphobia typically results from the fear of having a panic attack in specific situations "from which escape might be difficult (or embarrassing) or in which help may not be available in the event of having an unexpected or situational predisposed Panic Attack or panic-like symptoms. People with this phobia worry that they will not be able to get somewhere safe. They often worry about having a panic attack or panic symptoms like dizziness, vomiting, los
Video Game Playing and its Effects on Personality and Behavior in relation to Aggression In recent years, technological advances have introduced many new forms of entertainment, one of the most popular being video games. Since their introduction, professionals and parents have become concerned with the addictive power that video games can have on people, particularly children and adolescents. Today, concern has shifted from the addictive effects of video game playing to the possible effects that
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes. His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1914 his parents divorced and he, his mother, and his stepfather moved to Lincoln, Illinois. In high school bac
Advertising Did you ever wonder why you choose the products that you buy? I can almost guarantee that subliminal advertising had something to do with your decision making. Subliminal advertising is a form of advertising that persuades you into buying a product without you even realizing it (Packard 18). It is a very powerful, effective, and commonly used form of advertising. How do advertisers know what to use in order to trigger your subconscious? The techniques used for probing or triggering t