Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Author Interviews/ experts from C-span Book TV

This is the best I could do with a few extra minutes...Sorry Anne Tyler platoon(Try NPR for their book reviews?) ...no dice but for the rest of you here is a nice video about your author.  Thank me later.
For Sarah -and this
For Rucha-
For Cat and 1
For Amarin, Lindsay, & Carley
For Nicole F
For Jessie/ Aubrey and Abby
For Matt W, Mei Li, Krtisyn, Diana
For Arielle
For Sam, Taylor, and Jack
For Ashley, Niloce V.
For Emily
For Sharon and Liz
For Davis and Mitch and one more
For Megan Malone
For Megan Matson
For Vishal and Aubrey
For Liz R
For Guiliana
For Gianna
For Rutvi
For Jake and Miriam and 1
For Brian B (good stuff...just keep going through the pages)
For Molly
For Kelsey
For Laura P?
For Ben
For Paulina and the search

Sunday, February 26, 2012

AP Field Trip? The Artist

Cool kids or nerd parents

For the text of Litany
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and--somehow--the wine. 

This is adorable even if it is a scene of Hamlet contemplating suicide.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Continue through Chapter 24 of Huck and complete take home 2007 synthesis essay. Draw from the template handout to help with transitions. Here are a few college commercials. Can you spot the fake?


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Watch your adverbs!!!

From Krugman 2-12-2012
As Molly Ball of The Atlantic pointed out, Mr. Romney “described conservatism as if it were a disease.” Indeed. Mark Liberman, a linguistics professor at the University of Pennsylvania, provided a list of words that most commonly follow the adverb “severely”; the top five, in frequency of use, are disabled, depressed, ill, limited and injured.
For balance I offer up VP Biden gems:
"If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there's still a 30% chance we're going to get it wrong."

Of course...Adele's version of this Bonnie Rait heart breaker...just in time for V-Day.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbowl Rhetoric

From "A Tale of Two Catches" by Gary Kamiya

It was a taut game, this 21-17 affair, airless and strange and beautiful to watch for purists, a game which lacked surface melodrama but in which the outcome hung on every snap. A baseball-type football game. A novelistic game, inexorable and fatalistic, the football equivalent of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, in which any change in the late narrative would have meant a different ending – Lily Bart not dying in despair, Tom Brady riding off into the sunset with four rings. But the fates – it felt like that, anyway, but it was just players making plays – decreed otherwise. Manningham’s gorgeous snag of Manning’s perfectly-thrown 38-yard pass on the left sideline, with only a nanosecond to get his feet down and secure possession of the ball as he was slammed out of bounds, will go down as one of the most memorable catches in Super Bowl history, up there with Steeler Lynn Swann’s balletic leap in 1979 and John Taylor’s winning grab in the 49ers’ last-second victory over the Bengals. For Giants’ fans, it will forever be Catch 2.
A few more...
"Facing this explosive offense was a flawed Patriots’ defense, its Achilles heel its secondary."

"There was one ominous sign for the Pats. Their all-world tight end Rob Gronkowski, playing on a severe ankle sprain, was running like a tight end from 1960 – very, very slowly."