The McSweeney s Book of Politics and Musicals

To celebrate this grand union of entrenched bureaucracy and song, the patriots at McSweeney's Internet Tendency (“The Iowa Caucus of humor websites”) offer this riotous collection (peacefully assembled!) of monologues, charts, scripts, ...

Author: McSweeney's

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307948633

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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Ever since John Hancock broke into song after signing the Declaration of Independence, American politics and musicals have been inextricably linked. From Alexander Hamilton's jazz hands, to Chester A. Arthur's oboe operas, to Newt Gingrich's off-Broadway sexscapade, You, Me, and My Moon Colony Mistress Makes Three, government and musical theater have joined forces to document our nation's long history of freedom, partisanship, and dancers on roller skates pretending to be choo choo trains. To celebrate this grand union of entrenched bureaucracy and song, the patriots at McSweeney's Internet Tendency (“The Iowa Caucus of humor websites”) offer this riotous collection (peacefully assembled!) of monologues, charts, scripts, lists, diatribes, AND musicals written by the noted fake-musical lyricist, Ben Greenman. On the agenda are . . . Fragments from PALIN! THE MUSICAL Barack Obama’s Undersold 2012 Campaign Slogans Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Financial Crisis Your Attempts to Legislate Hunting Man for Sport Reek of Class Warfare A 1980s Teen Sex Comedy Becomes Politically Uncomfortable Donald Rumsfeld Memoir Chapter Title Or German Heavy Metal Song? Noises Political Pundits Would Make If They Were Wild Animals and Not Political Pundits Ron Paul Gives a Guided Tour of His Navajo Art Collection Classic Nursery Rhymes, Updated and Revamped for the Recession, As Told to Me By My Father And much more!

The Best Women s Travel Writing Volume 10

She's a contributor to The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals and The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 9. Her essay “Discovery” is listed as a notable piece in The Best American Travel Writing 2013. D HANNAH TENNANTMOORE The ...

Author: Lavinia Spalding

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520912

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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In The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World, thirty celebrated and emerging writers invite you to ride shotgun as they travel the globe to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The essays are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or thank your lucky stars you weren’t. The Best Women’s Travel Writing speaks to the reasons why we travel—and how travel changes our lives. In The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World, you’ll: Study the ancient art of belly dancing in Egypt Go day-drinking with a sea captain in Croatia Scuba dive through an underground cave in Mexico Run from massive exploding balloons in Burma Embed with the military in Afghanistan Experience a different kind of time in Argentina Go dogsledding in Finland Confront heartache, pain, and a deadly creature in Indonesia Negotiate with smugglers in Mongolia Marry a stranger at Burning Man ... and much, much more.

Musical Sincerity and Transcendence in Film

Interview by McSweeney's Books. McSweeney's, December 5, 2012. https://www.mcsweeneys. net/articles/a-qa-with-beck-hansen-author-of-song-reader. Beck, Jay. Designing Sound: Audiovisual Aesthetics in 1970s American Cinema.

Author: Timothy B. Cochran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429874693

Category: Music

Page: 216

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Musical Sincerity and Transcendence in Film focuses on the ways filmmakers treat music reflexively—that is, draw attention to what it is and what it can do. Examining a wide range of movies from recent decades including examples from Indiewood, teen film, and blockbuster cinema, the book explores two recurring ideas about music implied by foregrounded musical activity on screen: that music can be a potent means of sincere expression and genuine human connection and that music can enable transcendence of disenchantment and the mundane. As an historical musicologist, Timothy Cochran explores these assumptions through analysis of musical style, aesthetic implications, and narrative strategy while treating the ideas as historically-grounded and culturally-situated with conceptual origins often lying outside of film. The book covers eclectic critical terrain to highlight various layers of musical sincerity and transcendence in film, including the nineteenth-century aesthetics of E.T.A. Hoffmann, David Foster Wallace’s literary resistance to irony (sometimes called the New Sincerity), strategies of self-revelation in singer-songwriter repertoires, Lionel Trilling’s distinction between sincerity and authenticity, theories of play, David Nye’s notion of the American technological sublime, and Svetlana Boym’s writings on nostalgia. These lenses reveal that film is a way of perpetuating, revising, and critiquing ideas about music and that music in film is a potent means of exploring broader social, emotional, and spiritual desires.

The Epicurean Spy

After 25 checkered years with the CIA, a brilliant but dissipated spy has delusional expectations for a promotion to Langley.

Author: Gary Klien

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500784843

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Page: 94

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After 25 checkered years with the CIA, a brilliant but dissipated spy has delusional expectations for a promotion to Langley. Instead, when he finds himself banished to a one-man "field office" in San Francisco, he retaliates by indulging himself - at CIA expense - on all the finest cuisine the region has to offer, from suckling pig terrine in Union Square to barbecued octopus in Chinatown to braised pork cheek and Japanese sea urchin in Napa Valley. In the process, he nimbly outwits hostile foreign operatives, fends off parsimonious bureaucrats in Langley, and wriggles out of a murder frame-up, all while maintaining a busy schedule of golf, massages, wine auctions, and dermal peels.

And Then We Grew Up

One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2019 A journey through the many ways to live an artistic life—from the flashy and famous to the quiet and steady—full of unexpected insights about creativity and contentment, from the author of ...

Author: Rachel Friedman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0143132121

Category: Self-Help

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One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2019 A journey through the many ways to live an artistic life—from the flashy and famous to the quiet and steady—full of unexpected insights about creativity and contentment, from the author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. Rachel Friedman was a serious violist as a kid. She quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow. Years later, a freelance writer in New York, she again finds herself struggling with her fantasy of an artist’s life versus its much more complicated reality. In search of answers, she decides to track down her childhood friends from Interlochen, a prestigious arts camp she attended, full of aspiring actors, artists, dancers, and musicians, to find out how their early creative ambitions have translated into adult careers, relationships, and identities. Rachel’s conversations with these men and women spark nuanced revelations about creativity and being an artist: that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, that success isn’t always linear, that sometimes it’s okay to quit. And Then We Grew Up is for anyone who has given up a childhood dream and wondered “what-if?”, for those who have aspired to do what they love and had doubts along the way, and for all whose careers fall somewhere between emerging and established. Warm, whip-smart, and insightful, it offers inspiration for finding creative fulfillment wherever we end up in life.

The Political Reformation of 1884

A Democratic Campaign Book Democratic National Committee (U.S.). " That he had a large family , six of his children being with their mother in Ireland and two in San Francisco , and that Mrs. McSweeney's health was being rapidly ...

Author: Democratic National Committee (U.S.)

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Category: Campaign literature

Page: 308

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The Political Reformation of 1884

Mr. McSweeney's ietter was written to his daughter in California , and its recitals are so simple , and yet so ... It shows that the spirit of torture , which for so many ages stained and blackened English history , is yet alive and ...

Author: Democratic Party (U.S.) National committee, 1884-1888

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Category: Campaign literature

Page: 302

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McSweeney s Book of Poets Picking Poets

Author: Dominic Luxford

Publisher: McSweeney's

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Category: Poetry

Page: 211

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We started with ten poets, one poem by each. Next, each poet chose a poem of their own and a favorite work by another poet. Those ten new poets then picked ten more, and those then picked ten more, and so on, until we had fifty poets, one hundred poems, an almighty treasury.

International Politics

It is the second book under consideration here , Security , Identity and Interests , that provides a deeper ... Security , Identity and Interests Presenting an “ alternative sociological approach to security , ” Bill McSweeney shows how ...

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Category: Comparative economics

Page: 684

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The Better of McSweeney s

6 , ” a replica of an entire communist - era Russian grade schooldesks , display cases , lesson plans , Cyrillic text books , musical instruments , installed in a Chinati barracks , exposed to the elements , and encouraged to decay .

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Category: Short stories, American

Page: 361

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