17 Dec 18

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. The year is coming to an end so I thought I’d share some of my favourite book covers from the past 12 months. There are so many fantastic book covers and I love sharing my favourites with you guys. Let’s get straight into it. The Beast Player / […]

16 Dec 18

Source: Diary of Samuel Pepys, 23 February 1663 Productions: Robert Stapylton, The Slighted Maid, Lincoln Inn’s Field Theatre, and John Dryden, The Wild Gallant, London, 23 February 1663 Text: At home I found Mr. Creed with my wife, and so he dined with us, I finding by a note that Mr. Clerke in my absence […]

16 Dec 18
Seclusão Anagógica

“TROILUS (…) Each Trojan that is master of his heart, Let him to field; Troilus, alas! hath none.” “I am weaker than a woman’s tear, Tamer than sleep, fonder than ignorance, Less valiant than the virgin in the night And skilless as unpractised infancy.” “Sou mais fraco que as lágrimas de uma mulher, Mais inofensivo […]

16 Dec 18
GAMEtainment - Entertainment Is Our Game

  Konishiwa! Es ist Ende 2000 Anfang 2001 ich habe soeben in einem auf PC- und Konsolenspiele spezialisierten Laden, Shenmue (I) für meine Dreamcast erworben. Ihr kennt das ja, ich habe noch in der Straßenbahn auf dem Weg nach Hause die Packung aufgerissen um die Anleitung und anderen Krempel zu lesen, der bei dem Spiel […]

16 Dec 18
The Mercury News
Curiodyssey’s Illuminodyssey: A Winter Light Experience for Kids: Through Jan. 6, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Wander through a wondrous world of moving, radiant light. Roam through a forest of touchable sculptures, and dance with circles of spinning light. $8.50-$13.50. http://bit.ly/2yHO91T Circus Bella Presents — Kaleidoscope: Through Jan. 6, Treasure Island, San Francisco. Showcasing aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, high-wire artists, family foot jugglers, clowns and more. $39-$150. www.circusbella.org/kaleidoscope Arcadia: Through Jan. 6, Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. Set on a country estate between 1809 and the present-day, Arcadia explores mathematics, landscape gardening, Byron and the undeniable power of the human heart. $7-$52. https://shotgunplayers.org/ Tuck Everlasting: Through Dec. 30, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Set in the 1890s, this story of free-spirited Winnie Foster follows her search for adventure and her discovery of the Tucks, a close-knit family with the secret to everlasting life. $35-$86. https://bit.ly/2yWnizj Carolina Lugo and Carole Acuna’s Ballet Flamenco: 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 23, 29, 30, pena Pachamama, 1630 Powell St., San Francisco. A Spanish night of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar showcases this true Spanish art form. https://bit.ly/2DMh8Wi Book Launch Event “Leonardo’s Knots”: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, 14414B Oak St., Saratoga. This event centers around Caroline Cocciardi’s book about Leonardo da Vinci’s passion for interlocking knots and codes, which he placed in such iconic paintings as “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”. Free. Reservations: 408-666-4050. www.leonardosknots.com Complicated Animals: 7:30-10 p.m. Dec. 19, The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. An indie band consisting of Brazilian-American vocalist and songwriter Mônica da Silva and musician-producer Chad Alger. $10. www.empresstheatre.org David Nadel All-Star Winterfest: 8 p.m. Dec. 21, Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. Featuring the Funky Nixons, Baba ken Okulolo and Caribbean All Stars. $10-$200 (sliding scale). www.ashkenaz.com Chelle T — So Many Hats: 6 p.m. Dec. 22, Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. Live comedy DVD taping. $30-$40. www.empresstheatre.org African Children’s Choir: 7 p.m. Dec. 30, Antioch Church Family, 55 E 18th St., Antioch. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Free. www.africanchildrenschoir.com The Big Fat Year End Kiss-Off Comedy Show: 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 31, Tabard Theatre, 29 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Debi Durst, Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni and Arthur Gaus perform in this show, which includes stand-up comedy, improvisation and loosely written sketches based on the major news stories of 2018. $43-$65. www.tabardtheatre.org/tickets Mayer Hawthorne concert: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. Grammy nominated singer, musician and DJ Mayer Hawthorne makes timeless, soulful music. $65. http://bit.ly/MayerNYE18   The Skin of Our Teeth: Jan. 4-26, Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. The Antrobus family stands in for all of humanity, as they move back and forth across time and space.  In the midst of it all, they meet both legends (Moses, Homer) and everyday folks, and shelter friend and fauna. $10-$20. www.aeofberkeley.org Raise the Bay: In Her Voice: 7-10 p.m. Jan. 10, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley. Highlighting female-identifying singer/songwriters and spoken-word artists in the Bay Area. $10. http://www.theuctheatre.org   The Great God Brown: 8 p.m. Jan. 12, 2 p.m. Jan. 13, Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville. $25. https://bit.ly/2RZlQTN Altered States: Jan. 13-March 24, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Featuring artists across multiple generations living and working along the California coast who harness natural elements and the environment to create their work. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. Jan. 13. $3-$5.  www.bedfordgallery.org Left Coast Chamber Ensemble — The Sound of Nature Concert: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, SF Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley. A concert of works focusing on climate change and the natural world. $18-$35.  www.leftcoastensemble.org/tickets Frost/Nixon: Jan. 16-Feb. 10, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. A political prizefight where the cameras roll, the truth spins, and it becomes clear that he who controls the medium controls the message. $40-$100. https://theatreworks.org/ Brazilian Vocal Group Ordinarius: 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Oshman Family JCC – Schultz Cultural Arts hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. A show that covers both the national and international popular songbooks, as well as classics from pop icons such as Stevie Wonder and The Beatles. $30-$35. paloaltojcc.org/ordinarius Carriage House Concert Series — Kat Edmonson: 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. Jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson brings the songs and sensibility of the Great American Songbook into the 21st century. $34-$38. http://www.montalvoarts.org/ National Geographic Live! “Bob Poole: Nature Roars Back”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. Join the acclaimed filmmaker for images and stories of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park’s animals and scenery—and learn how the wild places we’ve broken can be put back together. $35-$45. www.hammertheatre.com Live Screening of “The Madness of George III”: 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 2 p.m. Jan. 27, Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. In 1786, King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. This is a high-definition film of the stage production. $14-$21. www.hammertheatre.com Marie and Rosetta: March 6-31, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road. Stirring up churchgoers in the morning and the Cotton Club at night, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a musical legend. With growing competition on the 1940s gospel circuit, she auditions a new partner with a voice made in heaven. $40-$100. www.theatreworks.org
16 Dec 18
Pandigo Test

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

15 Dec 18
Petyr Baeish Books

2018 is leaving us, and 2019 is almost upon us, here are more books you can add to your TBR, you are welcome. 1. Queen of Air & Darkness by Cassandra Clare (December 4th) 2. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield (December 4th) 3. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren (December 4th) 4. Evermore […]

15 Dec 18
Chris Navin

My Last Duchess That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. I call That piece a wonder, now: Frà Pandolf’s hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. Will ‘t please you sit and look at her? I said ‘Frà Pandolf’ by design, for never read Strangers like […]

15 Dec 18
The Literary Invertebrate

4 December 2018 – Crown Books for Young Readers  In Sky Hawkins’s family, leading your first heist is a major milestone–even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It’s a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially […]

15 Dec 18

When the people came to apprehend Christ, they fell to the ground when Jesus said, ‘I am he.’ And if they could not bear the sight of Christ when clothed with the rags of mortality, how will they hear the sight of him when he is on his Father’s throne? Methinks I see the poor wretches dragged out of their graves by the devil; methinks I see them trembling, crying out to the hills and rocks to cover them. But the devil will say, Come, I will take you away; and then they shall stand trembling before the judgment-seat of Christ. They shall appear before him to see him once, and hear him pronounce that irrevocable sentence, ‘Depart from me, ye cursed.’ Methinks I hear the poor creatures saying, Lord, if we must be damned, let some angel pronounce the sentence. No, the God of love, Jesus Christ, will pronounce it. Will ye not believe this? Do not think I am talking at random, but agreeably to the Scriptures of truth.

If you do not, then show yourselves men, and this morning go away with full resolution, in the strength of God, to cleave to Christ. And may you have no rest in your souls till you rest in Jesus Christ! I could still go on, for it is sweet to talk of Christ. Do you not long for the time when you shall have new bodies _ when they shall be immortal, and made like Christ’s glorious body? And then they will talk of Jesus Christ for evermore. But it is time, perhaps, for you to go and prepare for your respective worship, and I would not hinder any of you. My design is, to bring poor sinners to Jesus Christ. O that God may bring some of you to himself! May the Lord Jesus now dismiss you with his blessing, and may the dear Redeemer convince you that are unawakened, and turn the wicked from the evil of their way! And may the love of God, that passeth all understanding, fill your hearts. Grant this, O Father, for Christ’s sake; to whom, with thee and the blessed Spirit, be all honor and glory, now and for evermore.


15 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Sarah Carson is an actress, known for The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (2017), My Baby Is Gone! (2017) and Untold Stories of the ER (2004). Actress (6 credits)  2017 The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (TV Movie) Sharon McCormack  2017 My Baby Is Gone! (TV Movie) Melinda  2016 Untold Stories of the ER (TV […]

15 Dec 18
Red Bluff Daily News
Sit the kids down. Let the dogs out. Prop the grandparents up. The nation’s patience has been richly rewarded, because the eagerly awaited list of the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2018 has been officially released. This truly is the most wonderful time of the year. But first a caution: please do not confuse this list with the top ten legitimate news stories of 2018. No. No. No. They are as different as charcoal sketches of historic steam engines and a bucket of compost. Like golden-stitched, sequined blue jean jackets are to chocolate brownies. Bow ties and dirt bikes. There are no wildfires or hurricanes or kids kept in cages or bone saws or cave dwelling Thai soccer teams, nor mention of the movie “The Happytime Murders” in this report. No casualties from the #MeToo or TimesUp movements. These are the stories that most lent themselves to (s)mocking and scoffing and taunting. So here they are, the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2018. 10. PROPOSAL TO GIVE TEACHERS GUNS. Brilliant idea. And the cure for concussions is hammers. It admittedly would add an interesting element to the faculty lounge. Might help parent teacher conferences resolve a little earlier. Of course then all the school employees would want them. And the librarians would demand silencers on theirs. 9. KIM KARDASHIAN MEETS WITH TRUMP. In May, the two broke the old record for largest assemblage of White House ass, set in 1978 when Jimmy Carter welcomed the Upper Michigan Donkey Basketball Champions. Five months later her husband Kanye West set the bar even higher. Or lower. 8. KIM JONG UN and THE SINGAPORE SUMMIT. A win-win. Trump got a great photo op and Kim Jong Un got to leave North Korea and eat real food. 7. BOOKS ON TRUMP. Four major publications and every one calls him nuttier than the hospitality suite at a squirrel convention. Stormy Daniels said his male member looks like a mushroom prompting a protest from the American Mushroom Institute. Apparently, every twenty years America needs to know the shape of the leader of the leader of the free world. 6. VLADIMIR PUTIN and THE HELSINKI SUMMIT. The president made Neville Chamberlain look like a mixed martial arts champ. He sucked up so hard he probably left hickeys. 5. UN LAUGHS AT TRUMP. After he claimed to be the best president ever, they laughed. And because of translation delays, it was a slow ripple of laughter punctuated by the occasional guffaw. 4. WHITE HOUSE CORRUPTION. His malfeasance is so large it can be seen from space. Rick Gates testified under oath he stole money from Paul Manafort who stole money from Donald Trump who stole money from everybody. These guys are the Russian nesting dolls of crime. 3. THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS. Women outraged for being disenfranchised and white men outraged for… having their entitlements challenged. 2. THE BLUE WAVE. Against all odds, the Democrats actually exhibited a pulse. The midterms were less of an election and more of an intervention. 1. DONALD JOHN TRUMP. Refuses to release his DNA to prove he’s a carbon-based life-form. The president calls his administration a finely tuned machine, which certainly sounds better than out-of-control dumpster fire but might be a little less apt. Will Durst is an award-winning, nationally acclaimed columnist, comic and former sod farmer in New Berlin, Wisconsin. For a calendar of personal appearances, including his new one-man show, “Durst Case Scenario,” please visit willdurst.com.
14 Dec 18
Olena's Portfolio

The Struggles That Made Me Succeed College is the first stage of adult life – a new chapter of a book that will collect the most intensive and overwhelming memories, struggles and achievements that will help me build my future and succeed in this world. I opened this new chapter in my life in August […]

14 Dec 18

  Global Industrial Printers Market Supply, Sales, Revenue and Forecast from 2018 to 2025 (I-BusinessNews.Com, December 14, 2018 ) Global Industrial Printers Market report is replete with detailed analysis from a thorough research, especially on questions that border on market size, development environment, futuristic developments, operation situation, pathways and trend of Industrial Printers. All these […]

14 Dec 18
Mid-West Territory

Here is what the good folks with Freelance have lined up for tonight!