Jasmine is an insecure girl struggling to find her identity while growing up in the inner city of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Plagued by a series of traumatic events including poverty, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and psychological torment, she discovers a ticket to freedom while rummaging through her grandmother’s room. Billy is a young man with big dreams. Unable to participate in normal teenager activities due to a rare blood disorder, he is forced to live life under intense scrutiny by his mother. Uncomfortable with his relationship with her, he does everything he can to escape the prison that he calls home, and become the man he is destined to be. Dee is determined to be the best mother she can be to her four children. Forced to raise her children by herself due to mistakes she made when she was younger, she struggles to establish a healthy bond between herself and her son. In trying to understand where she went wrong, she dives into her upbringing to understand the connection between her past mistakes and present decisions. Break points become breakthroughs for Dee, Billy and Jasmine as they persevere through adversity and intersectionality.
Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history.
Scott Belsky, founder of Behance, writes of UNTITLED, "Blaine says it like it is, and delivers the push we all need to do our greatest work."The blank page. It has so much power. Some days it's terrifying, sometimes thrilling, but mostly it's just plain old scary. It is the reason many people never finish that novel, or complete that project, or follow through with that one thing they used to dream about. Sadly, it is the reason many people never even begin. UNTITLED will walk you through the creative process of attacking the blank page, executing vision, finding the importance of contemplation, fighting the battle with resistance, and learning from your failures. In this revised and expanded edition, each chapter now ends with reflections and exercises to put it all into practice!A trained actor, writer, producer, and filmmaker, Blaine shares the methods he has discovered over the years to unleash the power of the creative process in yourself and in the teams that you lead.
Zachary X. Allan’s debut book of poetry, UNTITLED, delivers the blunt and gritty truths of existence while simultaneously challenging the way we view our own lives.
Eleven. A name. A title. A sentence passed. If you aren’t beautiful, you're less than a person, and you only have so many chances to qualify as a human being.In her seventeen years, Eleven has seen the best and worst in humanity. She’s been passed around and abused by the bad. She’s hoped and dreamed for the good. And she’s despaired for the hand she’s been dealt. Now she’s been purchased by a wealthy man who has the ability to improve her life and help her become a Beauty – if she can put up with his erratic and controlling personality for long enough, that is. Complicating things is the appearance of a stunningly beautiful young man with amethyst eyes who treats Eleven to the rarest form of attention for a Potential: kindness.Does Eleven trust her powerful owner to help her escape this life of servitude and enslavement, or does she gamble everything on the enigmatic young man who seems to offer her more than she could ever imagine possible?Untitled Beauty is a YA dystopian novel that forces readers to ask if we're really so far away from a society where only beauty matters. Author C.E. Wilson has watched every episode of The Twilight Zone and it shows in her writing.Buy Untitled Beauty today to read a romance where love that isn't skin deep is forbidden unless you're beautiful.
Lani is a young bi-racial girl. She was raised in the southern grit of sudsidized housing, in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. She was raised by Cash, an African-American reformed alcoholic, after she was abandoned at birth by her caucasian mother. Lani is devasted when she is faced with the sudden death of her only beloved parent. She is forced to make a choice to become a bride, rather than spend the rest of her teen years in a foster home. Lani discovers that poetry can be a refuge, when confronted with life's most challenging times. She struggles to find her voice in the mist of a controling husband, four children and a very overbearing mother-in-law. Lani learns about life, love and redemption in, "A Piece Untitled"
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Exhibition catalog from a notorious show by artist KLAW (Keith A. Law).
The catalogue for an exhibition that re-created Robert Morris' 1969 Scatter Piece. Essay by Jeffrey Weiss. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 8 pages; 1 full-page reproduction of a pencil and ink drawing + 2 full-page b&w installation views + 3 text illustrations; 10.75 x 8 inches.
Untitled may well be Arbus's most transcendent, most romantic vision. It is a celebration of the singularity and connectedness of people and it demonstrates Arbus' remarkable visual lyricism.
FIRST BOOK EVER THAT MUST BE READ CLOCK WISE... You want drama, entertainment, anger, humor and education all at the same time??? This creative emotional selection of rhyming poems are confined from dreams, ideas, family, friends, strangers and Antoinette Faine's own life experiences. Also inspired by the book "Sweetness was my Weakness" where a older female falls in love with a younger man then finds out she got more than she bargain for. Throughout the story the main characters thoughts are in rhyming poetry similar to the poems in this book. Breakfast time, bedtime or just for fun... After you read this please pray to the sun... About this book tell everyone... Enjoy it because there is more to come... Thanking you, you and you a million...
Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills, a series of 69 black-and-white photographs created between 1977 and 1980, is widely seen as one of the most original and influential achievements in recent art. Witty, provocative and searching, this lively catalogue of female roles inspired by the movies crystallizes widespread concerns in our culture, examining the ways we shape our personal identities and the role of the mass media in our lives. Sherman began making these pictures in 1977 when she was 23 years old. The first six were an experiment: fan-magazine glimpses into the life (or roles) of an imaginary blond actress, played by Sherman herself. The photographs look like movie stills--or perhaps publicity pix--purporting to catch the blond bombshell in unguarded moments at home. The protagonist is shown preening in the kitchen and lounging in the bedroom. Onto something big, Sherman tried other characters in other roles: the chic starlet at her seaside hideaway, the luscious librarian, the domesticated sex kitten, the hot-blooded woman of the people, the ice-cold sophisticate and a can-can line of other stereotypes. She eventually completed the series in 1980. She stopped, she has explained, when she ran out of clichés.Other artists had drawn upon popular culture but Sherman's strategy was new. For her the pop-culture image was not a subject (as it had been for Walker Evans) or raw material (as it had been for Andy Warhol) but a whole artistic vocabulary, ready-made. Her film stills look and function just like the real ones--those 8 x 10 glossies designed to lure us into a drama we find all the more compelling because we know it isn't real. In the Untitled Film Stills there are no Cleopatras, no ladies on trains, no women of a certain age. There are, of course, no men. The 69 solitary heroines map a particular constellation of fictional femininity that took hold in postwar America--the period of Sherman's youth and the starting point for our contemporary mythology. In finding a form for her own sensibility, Sherman touched a sensitive nerve in the culture at large. Although most of the characters are invented, we sense right away that we already know them. That twinge of instant recognition is what makes the series tick and it arises from Cindy Sherman's uncanny poise. There is no wink at the viewer, no open irony, no camp.In 1995, The Museum of Modern Art purchased the series from the artist, preserving the work in its entirety. This book marks the first time that the complete series will be published as a unified work, with Sherman herself arranging the pictures in sequence.
This is a work of art that works it art to only Master peace! A book full of poems, pros, and quotes that will take you on a journey of truth that most have yet to travel. Be ready for your beliefs to be challenged, your thoughts to be provoked and most importantly for your heart to be opened!
The seven stages of heartbreak culled and coordinated into one coagulation of poetry. Raw and adolescent, this contemporary book of poems meticulously illustrates the omnipotent experience of what it is to love and lose.
A title deed = tenure security. Or does it? This book challenges this simple equation and its apparently self-evident assumptions. It argues that two very different property paradigms characterize South Africa. The first is the dominant paradigm of private property, referred to as an 'edifice,' against which all other property regimes are measured and ranked. However, the majority of South Africans gain access to land and housing through very different processes, which this book calls social or off-register tenures. These tenures are poorly understood, a gap Untitled aims to address. Untitled reveals that 'informal' and customary property systems can be well organized, often providing substantial tenure security, but lack official recognition and support. This makes them difficult to service and vulnerable to elite capture. Policy interventions usually aim to formalize these arrangements by issuing title deeds. The case studies in this book, which span both rural and urban contexts in South Africa, examine these interventions and the unintended consequences they often give rise to. Interventions based on an understanding of locally embedded property relations are more likely to succeed than those that attempt to transform them into registered tenures. However, emerging practices hit intractable obstacles associated with the 'edifice,' which only a substantial transformation of the legal paradigms can overcome. [Subject: African Studies, Property Rights]
James Castle (1899-1977) spent his formative years in remote Garden Valley, Idaho and his adult life at locations near Boise, where, for nearly seven decades, he devoted himself daily to intensive art-making. Castle worked with materials that were immediately available, including a wide range of ephemeraadvertisements, periodicals, and packagingthat he manipulated with soot, sticks, string and improvised colors to create an elaborate and unmistakable representation of his world. Subjects range from the farms of Garden Valley and interiors of homes, to family members, household objects, and snippets of popular culture. Other works move beyond the documentary to include invented words and symbols, fantastical calendars, and books with cryptic pictorial narratives.Since Castle’s work first came to light in the 1950s, attention has focused primarily on the unusual circumstances of his life: Castle was born profoundly deaf, remained illiterate, and never acquired a conventional mode of communicating with others. He is often assumed to have lived a form of extreme isolation. This new volume seeks to move beyond such biography; the artworks themselves can be seen as windows’ on his world and unique life.Untitled: The Art of James Castle is on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, September 26, 2014February 1, 2015
The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . . A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big - and winning! This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!
A time of turbulence1975. A summit has been arranged between the Rhodesian government and various nationalist leaders, and is due to take place in railway dining car 49, midway along Victoria Falls Bridge. But Matthew Charamba, a key player in the battle for majority rule in Rhodesia, is hiding a deadly secret.A time of terror Claire and Erik are living in Stockholm, raising their son, Ben. But their quiet life is about to unravel in explosive fashion. Each have hidden pasts, to which the other is oblivious, and those pasts have come back to find them. Time for Paul Dark to take action When his family is kidnapped, Paul Dark, the most resourceful and dangerous double-agent of the 20thcentury, must take action or lose the most precious people in his universe.