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Aaron Douglas' Life
Aaron Douglas' Life
Aaron Douglas\' Life Aaron Douglas was born on May 26, 1899 in Topeka, Kansas. Douglas\' talents allowed him to become a successful muralist. He was commissioned to do the murals for the 1920 opening in the Club Ebony in Harlem. In 1929, he traveled to Chicago to create a mural for the Sherman Hotel\'s College Inn Ballroom. Aaron graduated with a B.A. in fine arts from the University of Nebraska in 1922. During the Harlem Renaissance, the name of Aaron Douglas was supreme as an artist among his
Video Game Playing and its Effects on Personality
Video Game Playing and its Effects on Personality
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
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Overview Born : March 24, 1919 Birthplace : Yonkers, New York Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet, innovator, and publisher, received his M.A. from Columbia University in 1948 and his doctorate from the Sorbonne in 1950. Ferlinghettti spent 1941to 1945 in the U.S. Navy, serving as a command officer during the Normandy invasion. After the war, Ferlinghetti worked for Time magazine in the mail room. He eventually left this tedious dead-end job to attend Columbia in pursuit of his li
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED?
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED?
CONTENT ON THE INTERNET: FREE OR FETTERED? Focus: This paper examines the nature of the problem caused by potentially offensive material on the Internet and summarizes current efforts to regulate content, along with reactions to those efforts. 1. Introduction: what is the problem? Earlier last year, anyone could have been forgiven for believing that the world had just discovered the Internet, and that it had, in the process, concluded that the Internet was awash with pornographic images, drugs i
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus In the Los Ange
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus In the Los Ange
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus In the Los Angeles County Art Museum A man dies. He winds his way down into the underworld to reach the banks of the river Acheron where he meets the ferryman Charon. He takes a coin from his mouth to pay the toll across. On the opposite bank he is greeted by a Maenad or perhaps Bacchus himself who offers him a kylix of wine. Drinking deep, the man is transformed and resurrected from death to a higher plane. Instead of living a miserable dream in the underworld
James Dean
James Dean
James Dean James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931 in the small midwestern town of Marion, Indiana, located about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. When James was four years old, his parents left their native Indiana and moved cross-country to Santa Monica, California so that his father could take a position as a dental technician at a veterans’ hospital. Following the death of his mother in 1940, Jimmy was forced to move back to Indiana to live on his aunt and uncle’s farm in the small town
The American Warrior
The American Warrior
The American Warrior The most interesting aspect of the book entitled “Chief Red Fox Is Dead” is that it is not your “typical” history book. Instead of sugar-coating the truth of the past it is laid out in front of you in full detail. It gives the reader a rare insight into the history of the Native American from the perspective of the Native American. It gives the thoughts and comments of the Native American about their past. The book covers the latter half of this century starting in 1945 up u
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt The Old Kingdom which was from about 2755-2255 BC, spanned five centuries of rule by the 3rd through the 6th dynasties. The capital was in the north, at Memphis, and the ruling monarchs held absolute power over a strongly unified government. Religion played an important role, as recorded in Egyptian mythology. In fact, the government had evolved into a theocracy, wherein the pharaohs, as the rulers were called, were both absolute monarchs and, possibly, gods on earth. A Golden Age
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a number of people who went around together-a group. Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: • an organized group with a leader • a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict • a group whose members show unity through clothing, language • a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are o
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson When the name Thomas Jefferson is mentioned, various images and thoughts come to mind. President of the United States, scholar, humanist, religious freedom advocate, father of democracy, and a Renaissance man. Jefferson is such an integral character in our nation\'s history, and his contributions to our country are limitless. One fact, however, that some people may not realize about this great statesman is that he was a master architect, who designed his famous home, Monticello,
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrient
Western Art
Western Art
Western Art With the examples of contemporary Western Art, as opposed to the period they are depicting, used in the lecture by Sand Kakuda there can be seen vast amounts of themes being played upon that are distinctly related to the Greco- Roman Era. Since these cultures are the primary beginnings of Western Civilization it is safe to say that their lifestyles, socially and politically, and works of art have served as a model and basis for art in cultures and generations to come. The legacy of t
European History
European History
European History Cheat Sheet that fits on a note card (6.5 font) on the whole 3rd quarter World Hist. class (AG) EUROPEAN EXPLORATION 1400-1750 Renaissance technology allowed for overseas exploration. -astrolabe -sextant -new ships (caravel) -geometry for better map making Cartography- knowledge of how to make maps Cartographer-map maker Time Line 500 bc- southern Europe, North Africa, Mid East, Med. Sea. 1000 ad All of Europe, Scandinavia, India, South East Asia 1500 ad Iceland, Greenland, Coas
Suicide
Suicide
Suicide Suicide is a significant cause of death in many western countries. Attempts at suicide, and suicidal thoughts or feelings are usually a sign indicating that a person is not coping, often as a result of some event or series of events that they personally find prostrating traumatic or distressing. Most people who attempt suicide are confused about whether or not they want to die. They usually are desperate to find a way to remove or stop emotional pain. A suicide attempt is often a cry for
Witchcraft
Witchcraft
Witchcraft Imagine a life, where due to your beliefs and religion, you are persecuted against. Similar to that of the African Americans environment in today\'s world. You tell you neighbor you are a member of the witchcraft community and from that day on, your so called best friend looks at you with a funny expression when you go down to get the mail. From that day on society labels you as unordinary or a freak. This is the current life for those which believe in wicca, also refereed to as wit
Degrees
Degrees
Degrees INTRODUCTION Many adults who graduate from high school immediately enter careers that do not require a college degree. Indeed, the majority of the adult population of the United States of America does not have college degrees. And the lack of degree is not a stigma. Vocations usually do not require degrees. Certainly the many trade vocations in the building industry do not require college degrees, but instead either vocational training, on-the-job training, and combinations of both. The
Decline of the American Empire
Decline of the American Empire
Decline of the American Empire In any era there are different protagonists, playing the same game on a similar board. Like a game of monopoly, there are nations competing to become the foremost leaders of their time. They amass great wealth, powerful armies, and political sway. When the influence and might of these countries transcends the confines of their boundaries, so that they become a presence throughout the world, they become empires. At times, it seems as though one of these empires wins
Stanford White
Stanford White
Stanford White Stanford White, the son of Richard Grant White a noted writer, editor, music critic, and Shakespearean scholar, was born in New York City on November 9, 1853. As a boy, he showed a talent and interest in drawing and the arts, which was greatly encouraged by his family. Although he had no formal training in art, he attended private schools and studied under tutors, Stanford White demonstrated a remarkable artistic gift; he was able to convey an outdoor atmosphere or a particular mo
The Life of LOUIS PASTEUR
The Life of LOUIS PASTEUR
The Life of LOUIS PASTEUR Louis Pasteur was born on December 27, 1822, in Dôle, a small town in France. He grew in a humble family and his father was a tanner. He graduated in 1840 from the College of Arts at Besancon and entered the prestigious Ecole Namale Supervieure, Paris, to work for his doctorate degree. He chose for his studies the then obscure science of crystallography, which was to have a great influence on his career. Pasteur entered the scientific world as a professor of physics at
TAE KWON DO
TAE KWON DO
TAE KWON DO Tae Kwan Do is the traditional Korean martial art, which literally means the are of fist and foot fighting. Tae Kwon Do has been practiced for many centuries, tracing back as far as 50 BC, and will become an Olympic event in the 2000 games in Sydney. The earliest records of Tae Kwan Do practice date back to about 50 BC. (Park pg.1) During this time, Korea was divided into three kingdoms:(1) Silla, Koguryo, and Baekche. Silla had been founded in 87 BC, Baekche in 18 BC southwest of th
Influence
Influence
Influence In a U.S. history class, the professor teaches students how Americans fought in the past for their freedom and liberty, and how people from Europe built their home in this land around two centuries ago. After the industrious Europeans built their homes, they started to build the justice for their hometown. Later, schools and universities were gradually build for students. All of these were necessary in order to continue the culture which those people had already learned in Europe, espe
Behavior
Behavior
Behavior Through the actions and behaviors of people, it is possible to see their true self and personalities. Such as in the case of Woman Warrior where the personalities and traits of Maxine Hong Kingston are portrayed by her stories and her real life experiences. Her encounter with the small child, although violent and destructive, is the first time Maxine is able to release her frustrations of what she is and what she would like to become. Her beloved mother\'s stories are all actually found
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler On April 20, 1889, Klara and Alois gave birth to a son who would eventually become the man the world recognizes today as one of the most notorious men in history. Alois named his fourth son Adolf Hitler. His early childhood was spent under a cloud of normalcy in the small town of Braunau, Austria, a small town across the Inn River from Germany. His mother Klara was a meager housewife while his father a customs official. When Hitler was six his family moved to a place near Linz, Aust
Isshinryu Karate
Isshinryu Karate
Isshinryu Karate Outline Thesis Statement: Isshinryu may be the youngest karate to come from Okinawa, but it is as rich with spirit as the earlier forms. I. Background on Isshinryu founder. A. Birth date and location. B. Teachers and influence C. Creation II. Description of Emblem and patch. A. Origin B. Explanation and meaning C. Symbolism III. Kata A. Brief overview B. History C. Explanation D. Benefits IV. Ranking sytem A. Kyu ranks B. Dan ranks C. Promotion requirements Isshinryu Karate was
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Marco Polo Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In my paper I will discuss with you Marco Polo’s life, his travels, and his visit to China to see the great Khan. Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco\'s father, Niccolò, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China (1260-69)
THE NATURE OF POETRY
THE NATURE OF POETRY
THE NATURE OF POETRY Poetry is one of the most ancient and widespread of the arts. Originally fused with music in song, poetry gained independent existence in ancient times-in the Western world, as early as the classical era (6th century to 4th century BC). Where poetry exists apart from music, it has substituted the lost musical rhythms with its own purely linguistic ones. It is this rhythmic use of language that most easily distinguishes poetry from imaginative prose, the other great division
Nursing
Nursing
Nursing Nursing is a very interesting career. I\'m kinda interested in Neo-Naddle nursing, because I like to care for babies. I believe that with my help I can make a difference in there lives. I have been brought up around this career most of my life. My mom is a nurse for our local health department. Each day she gets up ready to go to work. She is always happy no matter what happens at work. She said this is the best way of meeting new people. She believes no matter what there will always be
Fine Arts
Fine Arts
Fine Arts Charlotte Anne Perkins was born in 1860 in Hartford Connecticut; her father was also a writer and left her mother just after shewas born. He never returned and as a result Charlottes childhood was unstable. At the age of twenty-four, after studing and working as an art teacher, Charlotte married an artist by the name of Charles Stetson. When her first and only child was born in 1885, Charlotte fell into a period of deep depression. She then became a patient of a doctor who was famous f
Computers in Our Lives
Computers in Our Lives
Computers in Our Lives The first computer was made of electronic tubes in 1944. At that time people had no idea about the importance of computer in the future. Through years computers were getting cheaper, smaller, and more powerful and their influence grew bigger and bigger, so today we can\'t imagine life without them. Although in the early seventies computers became widely used, for many they were the notions related to SF movies, where artificial intelligence saves human lives, The world use
ADOLF HITLER
ADOLF HITLER
ADOLF HITLER Adolf Hitler changed the course of history. His childhood strongly shaped his personality. There were many deciding factors that determined the kind of person Hitler finally became. Adolf\'s father was Alois, an illegitimate child, his mother was Marie Schickulgruber. Alois took his fathers name Hitler before Adolf was born. Alois was already a successful border guard when he was 18, and later became an Austrian customs official. He retired in 1849 after 40 years of service. He was
MUSIC IS EDUCATION
MUSIC IS EDUCATION
MUSIC IS EDUCATION THESIS STATEMENT Music in education is essential to our children because it increases their listening skills and is a common method of communication for cultures worldwide. Music is Education There are schools attempting to eliminate teaching musical arts to our children. The board of education claims they must provide education by concentrating on the basic academic courses, but what they don\'t realize is that music is a major part of basic education. We must not allow them
Napoleon The Russian Conflict
Napoleon The Russian Conflict
Napoleon The Russian Conflict Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. By 1812 Napoleon had expanded the territory of France all over Europe including Spain, Italy, Holland, and Switzerland. The countries that Napoleon did not directly control, he was usually allied with. The turning point of Napoleon\'s career also came in 1812 when war broke out between France and Russia because of Alexander I\'s refusal to enforce the continental $ Even the French nation could not prov
Sam Adams
Sam Adams
Sam Adams Every so often, a man of true passion is born. A man exceedingly dedicated to his principles, and very firm in his beliefs. Samuel Adams was such a man. Adams was a patriot, and one of the more influential men in the colonies. However, even as a patriot, he did not support the Constitution. How could such a patriot be an anti-federalist? Once again, it all comes down to an issue of beliefs. Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722. He was the son of a successful merchant and malter.
WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40
WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40
WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40 French ideals and empire spread. Inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, and supported by the expanding French armies, new republican regimes arose near France: the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands (1795-1806), the Helvetic Republic in Switzerland (1798-1803), the Cisalpine Republic in N Italy (1797-1805), the Ligurian Republic in Genoa (1797-1805), and the Parthenopean Republic in S Italy (1799). A Roman Republic existed briefly in 1798
American History
American History
American History The title, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, is a quite shocking. To most students, textbooks are the bibles of that study, whether it is science or history. To think that a writer would knowingly put false statements in his book is almost unthinkable. After reading James W. Loewen\'s book, I now think otherwise. He points out many details that the standard textbook either forgot or got wrong. In this report, I will review chapters 2
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the monasteries served as one of the great civilizing forces by being the centers of education, preservers of learning, and hubs of economic development. Western monasticism was shaped by Saint Benedict of Nursia, who in 529, established a monastery in southern Italy. He created a workable model for running a monastery that was used by most western monastic orders of the Early Middle Ages. To the three vows of obedience,
Witchcraft
Witchcraft
Witchcraft In the modern world witchcraft is a form of nature religion that emphasizes the healing arts. The term is also applied to various kinds of magic practiced in Asian, African, and Latin American communities. Little is known about the history of witchcraft in Europe, and what is known comes from hostile sources. In traditional European society witchcraft was believed to be a kind of harmful sorcery associated with the worship of Satan, or the devil (a spirit hostile to God). The European
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, usually referred to as Caravaggio after his birthplace near Milan, is one of the most important artists in the history of Western art. From his early teens into his twenties he was trained in Milan as an apprentice in the studio of a painter. He went to Rome in the early 1590s to enter the studio of a prominent painter. He lived a brief and dramatic life, and his work was sometimes shocking to the people of his time. Caravaggio
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare 13. Were the Elizabethans more bloodthirsty or tolerant of violence on stage than we are? In addition to the visible bloodletting, there is endless discussion of past gory deeds. Offstage violence is even brought into view in the form of a severed head. It\'s almost as though such over-exposure is designed to make it ordinary. At the same time, consider the basic topic of the play, the usurpation of the crown of England and its consequences. These are dramatic events. They ca
The Sung Dynasty
The Sung Dynasty
The Sung Dynasty 1. The Sung dynasty was considered a Golden Age in Chinese history. During this dynasty, the economy expanded and China became the leading economic force in East Asia. As the center of agriculture moved to rice crops in southern China, a new strain of rice and new irrigation techniques allowed the Chinese to harvest two crops of rice a year. This surplus allowed more people to pursue the arts, learning and trade. Foreign trade increased with traders coming from far and wide to C
The writing styles of 2 prominent british science
The writing styles of 2 prominent british science
the writing styles of 2 prominent british science fiction aut The writing styles of 2 prominent british science fiction authors Science fiction is one of the more secluded parade grounds where private fantasy and public event meet. They call it entertainment. (Aldiss Billion 1) This quote is interpreted to mean that, in the genre of science fiction there is a fusion of fantasy and reality. It is this combination of two opposites that produces the novel categorized today as science fiction. The
Thematic Analysis of Psycho
Thematic Analysis of Psycho
Thematic Analysis of Psycho Arts- Movies A Thematic Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho has been commended for forming the archetypical basis of all horror films that followed its 1960 release. The mass appeal that Psycho has maintained for over three decades can undoubtedly be attributed to its universality. In Psycho, Hitchcock allows the audience to become a subjective character within the plot to enhance the film’s psychological effects for an audience that is for
The Writing Styles of 2 Prominent British Science
The Writing Styles of 2 Prominent British Science
The Writing Styles of 2 Prominent British Science Fiction Authors Science fiction is one of the more secluded parade grounds where private fantasy and public event meet. They call it entertainment. (Aldiss Billion 1) This quote is interpreted to mean that, in the genre of science fiction there is a fusion of fantasy and reality. It is this combination of two opposites that produces the novel categorized today as science fiction. There is one aspect of science fiction that separates it from any
Humans Soon to be Extinct... Say it ain't so!!
Humans Soon to be Extinct... Say it ain't so!!
Humans Soon to be Extinct... Say it ain\'t so!! by Ryan Shoquist English 121 Dr. Gilliard November 23, 1996 Table of Contents Abstract.....................................page Body.........................................pages Bibliography.................................page Appendix.....................................pages Structured List.........................page Figures.................................page Figures.................................page Figures..............................
Propaganda
Propaganda
Propaganda What is propaganda? In the dictionary, propaganda is defined as, “ ideas, doctrines, or allegations so spread: now often used disparagingly to connote deception or distortion.”(Webster’s 1078) This is just the basic definition, but what is propaganda is still being debated. Some say that all pervasive communication is propaganda, while others states only dishonest messages should be considered propaganda. These definitions all agree on one thing, the spreading of information in order
Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey Every company has what is known as a “signature piece,” that is, a work which expresses something about the artistic direction and the spirit of the company. For the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater that piece is Revelations. Choreographed and set to traditional music, Revelations was first performed at the Ninety-second Street YM-YWHA New York, NY., January 31, 1960. The lead dancers were Joan Derby, Minnie Marhsall, Merle Derby, Dorene Richardson, Jay Fletcher, Nathaniel Horne, and Herman
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER'S LIST
SCHINDLER\'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he\'d been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emp