Rowling plans to publish hers. In her 2008 commencement address to Harvard University, Rowling extoled the virtues of allowing oneself to fail, and of committing oneself to the opportunities born of imagination.”We do not need magic to change the world,” she told the assembled graduates. “We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”Now, publisher Little, Brown and Company has announced plans to release that speech as a book titled Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination.
The result of the election to replace Mamnoon Hussain as president of Pakistan was never in doubt. The PTI holds a plurality of seats in the National Assembly and two of the four provincial assemblies making its candidate Dr Arif Alvi a prohibitive favourite. Whatever doubt there was dissipated when the opposition parties could not agree to put up a joint candidate with the PML N, MMA and ANP supporting Maulana Fazlur Rahman while the PPP putting up Aitzaz Ahsan.
8 10% salary increase yearly + bonuses. Never called outside business hours unless there was a large scale power outage that lasted over 16 hours. No complaints here with my job. In fairness, it wasn an apples to apples comparison (or, rather Kirkland to Huggies). But the cost of diapers, for instance, was similar at the start and then became gradually more disparate as I piled on other household staples. Throw in the fact that I don have to fight for parking, wait in lines, it will be delivered to my door, and there should be fewer boxes than Amazon orders this dad is sold..
It’s not that uncommon for movies to get trapped in the Hollywood studio equivalent of the Phantom Zone. And a mid March release is much better than the early dumping ground of January or the dreaded fate known as straight to DVD.But, reading between the lines, one senses that directing the big budget comedy was somewhat of an education for Dowse. Would have been a little out of Dowse’s wheelhouse.
Continue reading this postSparkle trailer gives last glimpse of Whitney HoustonA trailer for the movie musical Sparkle was released Monday, giving us a glimpse of Whitney Houston’s last project. The late singer plays the mother of Jordin Sparks, an aspiring singer in the 1960s who rises with a girl group similar to the Supremes. Sparkle will be released in August.
I think part of the outrage over this is false entitlement. We think we deserve this feature and that Sony are being dicks by not giving it to us. I don’t think that’s fair. It shouldn’t be taken for granted. We have to fight for it, and we have to support. The media has been very much attacked as anywhere else and very much criticized over the past few years.