Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Break Participation/ Writing Contest Voting #3

Period 1 Voting 
Period 2 Voting
Period 9 Voting

For Class participation during break-

Read a review from music, film, television, food, video games, books, etc.  Find a zinger and share it with me in the form below.  Does it have snark, sharp diction, humor, or complex syntax?  Send it along in the form below.  This must be from a professional reviewer.

Here are some of my favorite reviewers of film:
A.O. Scott       Manohla Dargis       

Roger Ebert- Suntimes          AV Club

Tribune Critics are pay-walled- meh but you can access them through Proquest- ha HA!

from a review by Manohla Dargis-The Man With the Iron Fists

This is a movie as drenched in genre love as it is in the arterial spray from its hordes of sliced and diced characters.
from A.O Scott's review of Lincoln-
The smaller, plainer America of the mid-19th century is evoked by the brownish chiaroscuro of Janusz Kaminski’s cinematography, by the mud, brick and wood of Rick Carter’s production design and by enough important facial hair to make the young beard farmers of 21st-century Brooklyn weep tears of envy.
 Music- Rolling Stone               Paste               Pitchfork             AV Club

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Return of Cool Reads Week of 11/18/2013

Clever analogy from Mitchell & Webb

Monday, November 4, 2013

Cool Reads Week of November 3-2013

Students bought me this for Teacher Appreciation Day 2009- Great Kids