With everyday language, Mr. Parra and others defied high-flown poetic conventions with a directness that evoked the humor and absurdity of modern life.
Google Play just launched audiobooks in 45 countries and nine languages. To celebrate, it’s offering dozens of best-sellers for under $10.
Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several, including “The Left Hand of Darkness” — set on a planet where the customary gender distinctions do not apply — have been in print for almost 50 years. The critic Harold Bloom lauded Ms. Le Guin as […]
NFL denies ad for Super Bowl program after disagreement on language about anthem standing with vets group
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Nobody really believes that the shape of our heads are a window into our personalities anymore. This idea, known as “phrenology”, was developed by the German physician Franz Joseph Gall in 1796 and was hugely...
Here's something I learnt recently. There are more than 300 sign languages in the world. This discovery has made me feel somewhat ignorant, because, just like the languages of the world, of course there is more than one sign language! More »
The program at SVA offers students the opportunity to bring their language into a complex meeting with the visual arts and the ideas that inform it. The post Applications Now Open for SVA’s MFA in Art Writing appeared first on Hyperallergic.
In a spirited episode of the Condé Nast Traveler series Many People from Many Countries Say Things, 70 different people from all over the world shared how they say “Cheers” in their native languages. While the words varied from country to country, the ritual of declaring a general toast aloud with an accompanying drink was...
The teacher claimed the same language was used in the song, but the song contains no profanity.
A transgender woman grieving the loss of her lover, an insult that riles tensions in the Middle East and a vanished boy in snow-swept Russia — stories of personal struggle against the often cruel designs of larger forces — anchor this year’s list of Academy Award nominees for best foreign language...
Statebox is a startup trying to combine categories, open games, dependent types, Petri nets, string diagrams, and blockchains into a universal language for distributed systems.
This is pretty nuts.
EXCLUSIVE: Franco-Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri had a rough road to get to a Foreign Language Oscar nomination today with his drama, The Insult — including being arrested just after it premiered in Venice. Still, there’s comfort in the first-ever nomination for Lebanon since it began submitting films in 1978. Show More Summary
An interactive list of logical fallacies & rhetorical devices with everyday examples. Now in nine languages. Floss that brain. Never be duped again! » See the graphic
An Oklahoma Republican wants to reclassify wildlife as the property of “Almighty God.” State Sen. Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow) said the legislation would remove outdated language and give the legislature more control over wildlife management, reported KWTV. “The way it currently is...
Among the group of five filmmakers who advanced in the Best Foreign Language Oscar race this morning, there is joy, humility, a heavy sigh of relief and a first-time nod for Lebanon. There’s also a return nominee — and a couple of films...Show More Summary
These are several pages of the Scots language edition of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (previously: a predictive text Harry Potter chapter). It's available for purchase on Amazon HERE if you're looking for a fun vacation read. Show More Summary