Circle art – 4x Circle http://4xcircle.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 14:30:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://4xcircle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.jpg Circle art – 4x Circle http://4xcircle.com/ 32 32 THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Wins Big at 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards https://4xcircle.com/the-lehman-trilogy-wins-big-at-2022-outer-critics-circle-awards/ Tue, 17 May 2022 14:09:37 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/the-lehman-trilogy-wins-big-at-2022-outer-critics-circle-awards/ The winners of the 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards have been revealed, with The Lehman Trilogy winning 6 accolades including Outstanding New Broadway Play, Director of a Play for Sam Mendes and Actor in a Play for Simon Russell Beale. Following closely with 4 wins was Kimberly Akimbowhich scored Best New Off-Broadway Musical, Actress in […]]]>

The winners of the 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards have been revealed, with The Lehman Trilogy winning 6 accolades including Outstanding New Broadway Play, Director of a Play for Sam Mendes and Actor in a Play for Simon Russell Beale.

Following closely with 4 wins was Kimberly Akimbowhich scored Best New Off-Broadway Musical, Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark), Book of a Musical (David Lindsay-Abaire) and Director of a Musical (Jessica Stone).

Elsewhere, the Marjorie Gunner Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical went to Six; the musical, which reframes the tale of Henry VIII’s wives as an extravagant pop concert, also won Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss the award for best music. Other music-related wins included Jason Howland’s orchestrations for Paradise Square.

The John Gassner Prize for a New American Play went to Sanaz Toossi for English while Company and take me out won for the revival of a musical and a play, respectively. Patti LuPone and Matt Doyle won in the featured performance category for their work in the former while Jesse Tyler Ferguson did the same with the latter.

A number of well-known favorites have also won awards for their performances this season with LaChanze (mind problem), Jaquel Spivey (A strange loop), Uzo Aduba (Clyde’s) and Kristina Wong (Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord) all in the lead.

Among the design team’s winners are Adam Rigg’s set design for The skin of our teeth and Gabriella Slade’s costumes for Six. The Lehman Trilogy brought home sound, lighting and video/projection design.

As previously announced, How I learned to drive stars Mary-Louise Parker, David Morse and Johanna Day, as well as Lackawanna Blues star Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will receive special honors to mark their return to the roles they originated Off-Broadway more than 20 years ago. Kudos will also be given to substitutes, understudy and swings, and COVID-19 security guards.

Returning to an in-person ceremony after the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the 2020 honors to a digital format, this year’s honorees will be honored May 26 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. at Lincoln Center.


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Lazy Circles to Sell Limited Release Collab at Tuesday’s Norman Farm Market | News https://4xcircle.com/lazy-circles-to-sell-limited-release-collab-at-tuesdays-norman-farm-market-news/ Mon, 16 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/lazy-circles-to-sell-limited-release-collab-at-tuesdays-norman-farm-market-news/ Lazy Circles in downtown Norman is one of 44 Oklahoma breweries involved in a collaboration to celebrate the state’s craft beer scene. Last year, the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma facilitated a collaboration for American Craft Beer Week. For the first statewide Beer Week in 2022, CBAO Executive Director Tabbi Burwell said he developed the […]]]>

Lazy Circles in downtown Norman is one of 44 Oklahoma breweries involved in a collaboration to celebrate the state’s craft beer scene.

Last year, the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma facilitated a collaboration for American Craft Beer Week. For the first statewide Beer Week in 2022, CBAO Executive Director Tabbi Burwell said he developed the idea.

To kick off the first Oklahoma Craft Beer Week, which runs May 16-20, participating breweries and cider houses across the state will submit their own recipe by choosing two unique ingredients.

“This year, we encouraged brewers to get creative with two specific ingredients and create their own version of Trail Mix for this momentous week,” Burwell said.

Each Trail Mix variant will offer a Cascade Hop and a Pilsner Malt, but all other ingredients are brewery dependent. For every glass of Trail Mix sold, $1 will be donated to the Craft Brewers Association of Oklahoma.

Lazy Circles founder and co-owner Stephen Swanson said he and some of the other brewers decided to create what they call a “California Common,” which typically tastes malty, similar to lager. Anchor Steam is probably the best-selling beer of this style.

“Our new brewer Robert Love and our head brewer, Steven Basey, kind of took it and ran with it, and they decided to brew a California Common – you take a lager yeast and ferment it at beer temperatures, so the notes come from a bit of sweetness from those malts,” Swanson said.

For those who enjoy a less hoppy beer, Swanson said this ‘Nompton Common’ should suit their palette.

Lazy Circles will launch their limited-release collab “Trail Mix” at Norman Farm Market on Tuesday at The Well. This will be the first time that a local brewery will sell its product at the market. The brewery will sell its Craft Beer Week collaboration to the public in 4-pack cans.

“[The Well] wanted to open a brewery, and our tasting room is actually closed on Tuesdays, so I wanted to have something we could do to get it going again,” Swanson said.

Norman Farm Market manager Kate Cooper said she was delighted the breweries were coming to sell at the Tuesday market. 405 Brewing Co. will also begin selling on Tuesday market days.

“Our Tuesday Markets are a fun and relaxing environment after work,” Cooper said.

While Saturday morning markets have a fun vibe with lots of people and a record number of vendors, Tuesday evening markets have many of the same vendors and others that people won’t see on Saturday.

Both include everything from fresh produce and tons of botanicals to baked goods, dog treats, skincare products, arts and crafts gifts, and a variety of beverages.

“We are also adding food trucks to our Tuesday night farmers markets and are always looking to fill more of those slots.”

Cooper requested that any food trucks interested in serving the Tuesday Night Market email him at kcooper@clevelandcountyok.com.

The Farm Market is in the Cleveland County Welfare Square [The Well] this year, 210 S. James Garner Ave. The Well is a collaboration between Cleveland County and the Cleveland County Health Department.


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Why Young Thug’s RICO charges mirror the criminalization of hip-hop: NPR https://4xcircle.com/why-young-thugs-rico-charges-mirror-the-criminalization-of-hip-hop-npr/ Sun, 15 May 2022 11:58:31 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/why-young-thugs-rico-charges-mirror-the-criminalization-of-hip-hop-npr/ Last week, the Fulton County District Attorney in Atlanta charged rapper Young Thug (pictured) with an indictment for allegedly participating in street gang activity and violating RICO law. SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images Last week, the Fulton County District Attorney in Atlanta charged rapper Young Thug […]]]>

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Last week, the Fulton County prosecutor in Atlanta charged rappers Young Thug and Gunna with an 80-plus-page indictment for allegedly participating in street gang activity and violating RICO law – c t stands for “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization” – a law that was originally designed to fight organized crime like the mafia.

The indictment names “Young Slime Life”, Young Thug’s rap collective, as a street gang, and the rapper as its founder. But these latest charges and arrests are part of a larger web of how the criminal justice system uses RICO to prosecute hip-hop artists. NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe spoke with the NPR Music Podcast louder than a riot co-hosts Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael on how the definition of “gang” is applied to rap crews.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Listen to the audio version above.

Ayesha Rascoe, weekend edition: Can you talk about the links between criminal justice and rappers? Rappers getting caught up in the passing of time isn’t uncommon, is it?

Rodney Carmichael: The truth is, rappers — at least in this country — are overwhelmingly black. This means that nine times out of 10 they come from communities that are historically over-policed. Much like walking while Black was likely to get you stopped and frisked in New York City in the early 2000s, rapping while Black would definitely put you on the NYPD’s hip-hop docket watch list at the time.

Clearly, black people in America are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. But these RICO laws were designed to target organized crime – the mob, people like John Gotti, these very institutionalized organizations. But now we see it applied to rap teams or what the police call gangs.

Sydney Madden: RICO is most often used as a tactic to wipe out entire street gangs, and the definition of a street gang gets really squishy when you look at it in black communities. When prosecutors apply RICO to rap, it’s not just the rappers who get caught up in the system, it’s their entire crew and everyone around them. Everyone is enlisted and classified as a gang member.

Basically, it allows prosecutors to hold anyone and everyone in an entire group accountable for the worst things someone in their circle has done. So if you’re a rapper and you associate with people who engage in criminal activity – maybe you all grew up in the same neighborhood, maybe you ran the same streets before you started in entertainment, maybe you brought them with you off the streets in entertainment – ​​prosecutors can use all of that and use RICO laws to label you an organized crime syndicate.

When you cast a big net like that, the complication for me seems to be this idea of ​​– I grew up with these people. They are my friends, they are my brothers. So, yeah, we’re hanging out. But it seems a bit different from the crowd, where there was a very strict hierarchy and structure. I guess what I’m asking is what does it mean to be a gang?

Carmichael: It’s a good question. It’s the one we really asked for and intrigued in the first season of louder than a riot. In our reporting for this season, we spoke to this gang expert and academic, Babe Howell, and she really explained for us this difference between gangs in the most organized sense and neighborhood teams which are much less organized and generally run by minors. by young people who grew up together and who, she says, according to studies, are really more likely to come out of this juvenile criminal phase, unless they get caught up in the system. RICO, when applied to rap stars, often the rappers aren’t the ones accused of the most egregious crimes. But due to their fame, and sometimes the belief that they are funding the whole operation, they are often portrayed as the proverbial kingpins.

The other thing that makes these hip-hop arrests unique is that often the lyrics and music videos they make are used as part of the indictment. It’s a growing trend where hip-hop is used; instead of being just art, [it’s] used as, no, it’s proof that they’re part of a gang, that they’re all together, and that they’re engaging in criminal activity.

Mad : It’s a trend that’s really strong right now in the public consciousness. But it’s actually a practice of criminalizing hip-hop, or just black music in general, it’s a pattern that goes way back in American history. As for the rap lyrics on trial, last year Maryland’s highest court of appeals ruled that the lyrics were admissible as evidence in criminal cases. This decision stems from a murder conviction where the accused was sentenced to 50 years. His words, which he rapped over a prison payphone three weeks before his trial began, were taken by the judge as a criminal confession.

Meanwhile, in New York, a bill is introduced to limit the use of rap lyrics in criminal cases as evidence. But this bill is still being debated in the New York Senate. In 2019, the Supreme Court refused to hear “words on a trial”, despite many high-profile artists like Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill and Killer Mike all insisting on it. Rulings like these continue to set legal precedents, and because it happens almost exclusively in hip-hop, it’s nearly impossible to see it through a lens other than racial.

When it comes to rap lyrics, they’re taken at face value. But just because you’re rapping about selling drugs doesn’t mean you’ve been selling drugs. Sometimes people just face it, or they tell stories they see about other people, right?

Carmichael: This talks about another thing that we talked about a lot in the first season [of LOTR] which is the fact that the artistic merits of hip-hop are not judged in the same way as they are for other genres. It is not considered creativity or even genius, but rather a simple autobiography. Like, “How can people make this stuff up, especially black kids? They just have to rap what they know.” It strikes at the most damaging ways in which black art and black music are judged in this country.

In the first season of louder than a riotyou chronic the rise of the rapper Bobby Shmurda then his indictment and arrest, just as he was growing up. He was caught in a case where the prosecution said he was part of a gang and possibly the kingpin. Can you talk about some of the similarities to what happened to Bobby Shmurda and what seems to be happening to Young Thug and Gunna right now?

Carmichael: This is the dichotomy in which we currently live. Basically, we have a music industry that rewards artists who exploit their connection to the streets. Then, on the other hand, we have a justice system determined to criminalize those same relationships – whether they are real relationships or whether they are dramatized. For young people who have been seduced by the limelight and very often looking for a way out of the streets, rapping about where you’re from and the things you or your people used to doing it on the streets has the potential to net you millions of dollars a year – or years in prison. If you’re an icon like Young Thug, maybe even both.


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Gangula Kamalakar to BC Students https://4xcircle.com/gangula-kamalakar-to-bc-students/ Sat, 14 May 2022 14:21:24 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/gangula-kamalakar-to-bc-students/ Posted: Posted Date – 7:51 PM, Sat – 14 May 22 Ministers P Ajay Kumar and G Kamalakar inaugurated a British Columbia study circle in Khammam on Saturday. Khammam: BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar has called on students from backward communities to make effective use of BC study circles established by the state government across […]]]>

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Ministers P Ajay Kumar and G Kamalakar inaugurated a British Columbia study circle in Khammam on Saturday.

Khammam: BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar has called on students from backward communities to make effective use of BC study circles established by the state government across Telangana. Along with Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, he on Saturday inaugurated a BC Study Circle building constructed at a cost of Rs 3.50 crore at Telangana Talli circle. The ministers said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had prioritized the welfare of BCs.

Kamalakar noted that with the actions taken by the Chief Minister, as many as 281 BC Gurukuls have been established across the state. Prior to the formation of Telangana, the number of Gurukuls was only 19. About 1.58 lakh BC students were studying in the Gurukuls. No government in the past had managed British Columbia study circles properly. But the TRS government created the study circles with state-of-the-art facilities to help BC students prepare for competitive exams.

Unemployed youth should use study circles appropriately in their preparation for employment tests and obtaining government jobs. There would be no interviews under the current recruitment campaign and the selection of positions would be on the basis of merit, Kamalakar said. Minister Ajay Kumar said the Chief Minister gave high priority to the welfare and growth of the backward classes. He thanked Chandrashekhar Rao and IT Minister KT Rama Rao for approving funds for district development.

For an outlay of Rs 2 crore, a BC Bhavan would be built in Khammam to serve as a community hall and skills development centre. Until recently, the BC Study Circle was run in a rented building and it moved to the newly constructed permanent building, he said. The study circle was equipped with the books, study materials, and faculty needed to train young people to compete. Young people from BC classes use the facility to excel in employment tests and secure jobs.

District Collector Vice President Gautham advised that the BC Study Circle was equipped with a library, computer lab, administration block, lecture halls, a dining room and a dormitory. DCC Bank Chairman K Nagabhushanam, SUDA Chairman B Vijay Kumar and others were present.


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Review: “The Perfect Golden Circle” by Benjamin Myers https://4xcircle.com/review-the-perfect-golden-circle-by-benjamin-myers/ Fri, 13 May 2022 12:46:57 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/review-the-perfect-golden-circle-by-benjamin-myers/ In 1991, Doug Bower and Dave Chorley made it clear that they – not aliens, or whatever theory was going on at the time – had taken planks of wood and lengths of rope and made crop circles in the southern England, from the late 1970s. . What started as a lark turned into a […]]]>

In 1991, Doug Bower and Dave Chorley made it clear that they – not aliens, or whatever theory was going on at the time – had taken planks of wood and lengths of rope and made crop circles in the southern England, from the late 1970s. . What started as a lark turned into a 13-year-old hoax.

Author Benjamin Myers uses Bower and Chorley’s real-life endeavors as a starting point for his latest novel, “The Perfect Golden Circle,” but for Redbone and Calvert, the main characters (virtually the only characters), making crop circles is no joke: “There are few things either really cares about, but making crop circles is one of them. Sometimes it feels like the only thing.”

It’s 1989 and they’ve planned the whole winter for this, their “summer of glory”. Redbone is the mastermind behind crop circle design; Calvert is the man of recognition. He forays into the countryside to find the perfect spot, one that provides cover as they both walk through the fields and a vantage point from which to view their work.

And there’s a code for what they do, an agreed code “when their long-term business began out of necessity, madness, anxiety, mischievous disturbance, and much more”: Whatever is written, plans or designs, must be destroyed, the same slot can never be used twice, and crops cannot be damaged. Most importantly, never tell another soul about their efforts. It is the mystery that propels them, the mythical nature of the crop circle – that and the designs and their increasing complexity.

Each chapter is dedicated to a project and ends with a newspaper article that makes people react, hammering home the idea that art does not exist in a vacuum. You have to see it, see it again. With each effort, Redbone and Calvert’s devotion to reaching the heights of art, embodied in “the perfect golden circle”, grows. Despite the impossible standard, they continue.

“The Perfect Golden Circle” has a lot to say about art, but it also has an allegorical twist. An elderly woman, Calvert and Redbone, meet one dark night in a field, then help her search for her lost dog, which has connotations of Queen Elizabeth II. A drunken aristocrat, described as having a face ‘like that of a child’s drawing – two eyes, a nose and a mouth drawn on a pink balloon’, mistakes Redbone as the estate’s gamekeeper, pointing to incompetence of nobility. And the unwashed masses are represented by the people who illegally dump garbage in the fields or those who come to watch the crop circles and damage the crop.

The novel is therefore also political, but its success rests on the backs of Redbone and Calvert. They’re as mysterious – to themselves and to each other, sometimes – as crop circles are to the public, but their bizarre friendship and far-reaching conversations slowly reveal who they are, much like the drawings that they flatten in the fields. They cannot be appreciated until they are seen in their entirety.

Maren Longbella is editor-in-chief of Star Tribune.

The perfect golden circle or the strange rites of an English summer

By: Benjamin Myers.

Publisher: Melville House, 272 pages, $27.99.


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‘Great Circle’ author Maggie Shipstead shares origins of new short story collection – Orange County Register https://4xcircle.com/great-circle-author-maggie-shipstead-shares-origins-of-new-short-story-collection-orange-county-register/ Thu, 12 May 2022 14:00:45 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/great-circle-author-maggie-shipstead-shares-origins-of-new-short-story-collection-orange-county-register/ Readers of Maggie Shipstead’s novel “Great Circle” will take her new collection of short stories, “You Have a Friend in 10A,” and revel in the Easter egg found within its pages. Not the kind of Cadbury chocolate Easter egg, but the kind that is a hidden reference to other works. In this case, one character, […]]]>

Readers of Maggie Shipstead’s novel “Great Circle” will take her new collection of short stories, “You Have a Friend in 10A,” and revel in the Easter egg found within its pages.

Not the kind of Cadbury chocolate Easter egg, but the kind that is a hidden reference to other works. In this case, one character, the former actress from the collection’s main story, turns out to be the precursor to fame wading Hadley in “Great Circle.” Attentive readers will also recognize the novel’s therapist character, the one who tells his Hollywood clientele to “imagine a tiger” to overcome their insecurities.

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And “You Have a Friend in 10A,” which hits bookstores May 17, also has other echoes of “Great Circle,” if only in the sense that these stories also span multiple geographies — from Malibu in Montana and from the misty Irish hills to a remote Eastern European village. Above all, however, if you liked Shipstead’s skillful writing, his keen sense of human frailty that is evident in his other books – which include “Seating Arrangements” and “Astonish Me” – you will recognize the same mastery in “You Have a friend in 10A.

But while the collection of stories comes after the success of the ‘Great Circle’ bestseller – a 2021 Outstanding Book Pick by the Southern California News Group, among other honors – it’s actually a compilation of work that precedes the epic novel. Shipstead wrote “Cowboy Tango”, the first of 10 stories in the collection, during her sophomore year of graduate school 14 years ago, when she was just 24. The “Thanksgiving” story was the last she completed, in 2017.

If anything unites the stories, it’s that they concern the personal intrigues of the characters’ lives. She says that, for her, writing short stories is “curiosity-driven,” a sort of laboratory for her imagination to investigate a character or setting.

“My agent always says, ‘You’ve got to find a way to talk about what they’re all ‘about’ and I’m like, they’re just different. They were written at different times for different reasons and in different places. But I think it’s probably clear that they are the product of one consciousness.

She says putting together a collection of old work has been a relief after seven years of working on “Great Circle” and its complicated structure. “I mean, it was a colossal effort and it really dominated my life for so long,” says Shipstead, who lives in Atwater Village but grew up in the Coto de Caza neighborhood of Orange County.

“I felt really exhausted at the end. I also think I was spoiled by my first two books because I wrote them so quickly. They were so much less complicated. I mean, ‘Astonish Me’ has a complex structure, but I wrote it – from start to sale – in five months.

In fact, that book sold out just before her debut novel “Seating Arrangements” was published in 2012. She says it set the pattern she thought she would follow: When you publish a book, always have another one in the works. .

But life and creativity are difficult to control. When the pandemic hit, Shipstead found herself adrift amid a few false starts on new projects.

“It felt like the isolation should have been useful for writing, but it wasn’t,” she says. “I mean, yeah, you had some free time, but I don’t want to give the impression that it was an artist residency. It was a global disaster.

“It was so overwhelming. And I just had to be like, you know, I’m just going to focus on what I can do at any given time.

She tried to be understanding of herself, having put “everything that I cared about and thought about in ‘Great Circle'” – like questions, how do you prioritize personal freedom and how do you preserve her as a woman? “And so I think it’s only natural that it takes time to find a new… center. And I hadn’t really had to face a blank page in almost seven years.

Now, however, she’s settled into her next novel – but don’t expect it to be another historical epic. This one is a domestic drama.

“I have no interest in writing another thousand-page manuscript for many years – at least for now,” admits Shipstead. “I sort of start with this question of what happens to two people who get married and stay married for decades – but never really loved each other? It happens all the time, but what’s behind it? I see a lot of people around me in their mid-30s to early 40s who are casually making life decisions. Like, ‘Oh, I’m going to marry this person that I don’t really love and if that doesn’t work out, that’s fine, I’m just going to divorce her.’ Or, ‘Oh, my marriage isn’t going too well. Let’s make a baby.


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Return of the Jedi Original Ending Completed Vader’s Story https://4xcircle.com/return-of-the-jedi-original-ending-completed-vaders-story/ Tue, 10 May 2022 11:56:17 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/return-of-the-jedi-original-ending-completed-vaders-story/ Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi brought the original by George Lucas star wars saga to its perfect conclusion. From the perspective of the film’s original audience, watching Return of the Jedi like the last slice of a star wars trilogy, this ending meant the Empire was defeated, the Rebels were victorious, and […]]]>

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi brought the original by George Lucas star wars saga to its perfect conclusion. From the perspective of the film’s original audience, watching Return of the Jedi like the last slice of a star wars trilogy, this ending meant the Empire was defeated, the Rebels were victorious, and Luke Skywalker’s journey to becoming a Jedi was complete. And when the prequels were released years later and Anakin Skywalker’s story was further explored, greater importance came to Return of the Jedi like the story that saw Anakin redeemed by his son, completing a story arc spanning all six films.


For George Lucas, of course, star wars has always been the story of Anakin Skywalker and his redemption. Long before Lucas signed on to do the prequels, he was already well aware of all his star wars the stories of the characters before A new hope. Vader’s redemption at the hands of his son was always the fateful conclusion to Anakin Skywalker’s story, shaped by Lucas’ interest in mythological storytelling that dealt with generational bonds and in particular the father/son dynamic. Additionally, since the release of the original trilogy, it has been established outside of the films that Darth Vader was injured in a volcanic pit, which would eventually become the volcanic planet of Mustafar. But in the first drafts of Return of the JediVader’s fiery origins would have echoed at the time of his redemption.


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From 1978, Star Wars Monthly Issue #2 reports that Darth Vader “fell into a volcanic pit” during a duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Later, in the 1983 novelization of Return of the Jedi by James Kahn, Obi-Wan tells Luke that his “…father fell into a molten pit. When your father fought his way out of that fiery pool, change had been etched in him forever – he was Darth Vader, without a trace of Anakin Skywalker.” This means that Darth Vader’s backstory was determined at the start of the star wars the development of the saga and, originally, the last moments of the character would also have taken place in a volcanic environment.


The initial plans of Return of the Jedi included not one but two new Death Stars under construction. The forest moon that later became Endor was still there, but it was a sanctuary moon above the planet Had Abbadon – a sprawling city-planet at the center of the Imperial government. If Abbadon eventually became Coruscant but never made one Return of the Jedi due to the budgetary and logistical constraints of creating such a world on screen. Thus, the film’s final showdown between Luke, Darth Vader, and the Emperor shifted to the second Death Star. Before Had Abbadon was cut, however, the scene took place in the Emperor’s throne room deep inside the Imperial Palace on the city planet. And Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art shows the Emperor’s throne sitting above a lava lake.


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Playing Darth Vader’s final moments over a volcanic pool, echoing the one in which Anakin immolated himself, would have seen Vader’s birth and death occur in the Lake of Fire. the Return of the Jedi the novelization implies that Anakin’s transformation into Vader wasn’t truly complete until he suffered the burns that left him dependent on his costume, and it’s a read that holds up. While Anakin fell to the dark side before his duel with Obi-Wan on Mustafar in Revenge of the Sithit was when he was sealed in his terrifying armor that Darth Vader was truly born.


Anakin’s return at the end of Return of the Jedi occurred in the volcanic environment of Had Abbadon’s throne room, it would have been as if he had emerged from the same destructive flames into which he had disappeared decades before. Where Obi-Wan had failed to save his friend and instead watched him meet his death, Luke would have saved his father from that same fate and instead brought Anakin back from his supposed death. The Emperor’s Death Star Throne Room Showdown Is Iconic star wars scene, but Return of the JediThe original Molten Pits would have ended Darth Vader’s story where it began, more powerfully affirming Anakin’s redemption as the fate he was always destined for.


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Why the stock market continues to plunge https://4xcircle.com/why-the-stock-market-continues-to-plunge/ Mon, 09 May 2022 12:22:21 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/why-the-stock-market-continues-to-plunge/ After the Warhol, the next biggest prize this auction season will likely be a Basquiat. An untitled work from 1982 in the orange hues of the expressionist is expected to cost up to $70 million. The seller, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, bought it just six years ago at Christie’s for $57.3 million. Next week, Sotheby’s […]]]>

After the Warhol, the next biggest prize this auction season will likely be a Basquiat. An untitled work from 1982 in the orange hues of the expressionist is expected to cost up to $70 million. The seller, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, bought it just six years ago at Christie’s for $57.3 million. Next week, Sotheby’s will offer a blackboard painting by Cy Twombly from 1969 and “Study of Red Pope 1962, 2nd Version 1971” by Francis Bacon, estimated at $40 million and $60 million respectively. These two come from the rest of the Macklowe collection, the fruit of the bitter divorce between property developer Harry Macklowe and his ex-wife Linda.


– Elina Ribakova, deputy chief economist at the Institute of International Finance, an industry group in Washington, on Elvira Nabiullina, the head of Russia’s central bank, who has been praised for her ability to steer the Russian economy in times of war, but also criticized for becoming a key aide in Putin’s war on Ukraine.


The war in Ukraine could transform the dynamics of the international race for innovation. Growing impatient with supply chain slowdowns and worried about China’s tech boom, the Biden administration is seeking to attract scientists and technicians fleeing Russia. Catching this talent now would fulfill two important US needs, depriving Russia of innovators while helping the United States compete with China for technological primacy.

President Biden says the United States needs to “up our game”. On Friday, Biden told workers at an Ohio metals manufacturer that investing in innovation would improve economic and national security. He urged Congress to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act, which aims to boost manufacturing in the United States and provides $52 billion for domestic semiconductor production amid pandemic chip shortages. “Getting faster, cheaper, and more reliable products and outperforming the rest of the world. That’s what it’s all about,” Biden said. The House and Senate will reconcile the differences between their versions of the legislation this week.

Russia offers an opportunity to catch up. The Russian Electronic Communications Association said it expects around 10% of the industry’s workforce, or about 150,000 to 170,000 people, have fled the country by the end of the month. The Biden administration hopes to capitalize on the exodus. In a funding proposal to Congress, he called for easing visa barriers for Russians with advanced degrees, with a focus on attracting experts in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, semiconductors and in robotics.


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Dartmouth Innovation and Technology Festival Announces Speakers and Programs https://4xcircle.com/dartmouth-innovation-and-technology-festival-announces-speakers-and-programs/ Sat, 07 May 2022 10:45:36 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/dartmouth-innovation-and-technology-festival-announces-speakers-and-programs/ Dartmouth has announced the program for the Festival of Innovation and Technology, a celebration and grand opening of the College’s expanded West End campus, scheduled for Thursday-Saturday May 12-14. The festival is open to the entire Dartmouth community, Upper Valley residents and anyone curious about the power of technology to advance scholarship in all disciplines. […]]]>

Dartmouth has announced the program for the Festival of Innovation and Technology, a celebration and grand opening of the College’s expanded West End campus, scheduled for Thursday-Saturday May 12-14. The festival is open to the entire Dartmouth community, Upper Valley residents and anyone curious about the power of technology to advance scholarship in all disciplines. All events are free. Over 500 guests are expected.

The reimagined West End District adds 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities as well as expanded computer science and engineering faculties. It is funded by investments of $500 million through the Call to Lead campaign and will stimulate learning and research at the intersections of science, technology, business and the liberal arts.

Expert speakers and round tables

Guest speakers for the weekend include alumnus and US Senator Rob Portman, a co-sponsor of major legislation to foster American innovation; Freeman Hrabowski III, President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and National STEM Diversity Champion; Ford Motor Company alumnus and executive business analyst Kristen Morrow Johnson; and entrepreneur and alumnus Dave Girouard, co-founder and CEO of fintech lender Upstart.

The program kicks off Thursday with the One Dartmouth Start-Up competition hosted by the Magnuson Center, where student entrepreneurs compete with their peers to pitch startup ideas in a lively competition. The competition will culminate at the closing of the festival on Saturday morning with the selection of a winner by a jury of national leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem: Errik Anderson, CEO and Founder of Alloy Therapeutics; Caroline Hribar, COO of Bionic; and Geoff Ralston, president of Y Combinator.

Dartmouth faculty, alumni and parents will participate in a series of panels and programs focused on the future of technology and innovation in many important societal areas.

  • Is crypto the answer for the sustainable future of global commerce? A conversation with fintech executives and Tuck alumni John Burnett and Akin Sawyerr, moderated by Tuck Dean Matt Slaughter.
  • Putting Women-Centered Innovation at the Center of an Equitable Health System, a panel discussion with former entrepreneurs Kaitlin Maier, CEO and co-founder of Reia; Samantha Truex, CEO of Amont Bio; Amogha Tadimety, co-founder and CEO of Nanopath; and Richard Barth, Geisel faculty member, co-founder of Cairn Surgical Inc. This panel will be moderated by former Sherri Oberg, President and CEO of Particles for Humanity.
  • Facing the Climate Crisis: The Sustainability Triangle will be a conversation with former Annie McLane Kuster, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire; Abby Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association; and Aly Jeddy, senior partner at McKinsey & Company. The panel will be moderated by alumnus Dan Reicher, former US Undersecretary of Energy.
  • Finding the Angels in Our Machines: How Can We Make AI Work for Humanity?Former tech entrepreneurs Andrea Reisman Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Rally Reader and John Sargent, founding partner of BroadReach Group, speak with Professor Thayer of Engineering Eugene Santos in a panel moderated by Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Daniel Rockmore.
  • Ready to wear ? Is wearable health technology the panacea for better outcomes? Alumni George Boateng, CEO and co-founder of SuaCode.ai; Clairways Smart Lung Monitoring co-founders Jeff Bemowski and Judge Amoh and graduate student Maria Nyamukuru talk with Dartmouth Provost and Computer Science professor David Kotz about the future of wearable technology in healthcare.
  • Earth on the Rocks: What Space Ice Can Teach Us About Life on Our Planet Alumnus and astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand and Senior Advisor for TPG Rise Climate Tracy Wolstencroft join Assistant Professor of Engineering Colin Meyer in a panel discussion moderated by Laura Ray, Myron Tribus Professor of Engineering Innovation at Thayer.

The public is also invited to join the Dartmouth community for the grand opening of the new 160,000 square foot home of the Thayer School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14 .

Community and family programs

In addition to academic panels and discussions, interactive community and family activities and programs to celebrate the official opening of the West End will take place throughout the weekend. These include:

  • Formula Hybrid + Electric vehicle display and display of the Dartmouth Formula Racing program on Tuck Circle
  • Visits to the small research laboratory of the Arthur Irving Institute
  • Undergraduate and graduate student research exhibitions
  • Class of 1982 Center for Engineering and Computer Science and Arthur Irving Institute Open House
  • Montshire Museum experience for kids of all ages
  • Friday community picnic with food and live music
  • A special Friday night light show with student DJs, free food and giveaways
  • Saturday morning fun run with former provost Joe Helble
  • Saturday Food Truck Festival featuring local favorite food vendors
  • Interactive learning opportunities presented by the DALI Computer Lab, Dartmouth Sustainability Office and STEM Robotix

Where to find more information

All festival programs are open to the public. Registration for the weekend is free and encouraged. Click here for a full schedule of events and registration information.

About the West End Neighborhood

The West End District, comprising the new Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship and Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society as well as the Department of Computer Science, Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School of Business will foster new partnerships in science, technology, energy, business and the liberal arts to create solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.


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Kane Brown comes full circle with “Like I Love Country Music” https://4xcircle.com/kane-brown-comes-full-circle-with-like-i-love-country-music/ Fri, 06 May 2022 14:08:51 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/kane-brown-comes-full-circle-with-like-i-love-country-music/ Kane Brown’s new radio single “Like I Love Country Music” recalls how the hitmaker got his start without forgetting everything he’s learned since. In 2015, he was barely past 21, singing traditional country songs while trying to find his voice in the genre. George Strait and Randy Travis were two legends he covered. The presentation […]]]>

Kane Brown’s new radio single “Like I Love Country Music” recalls how the hitmaker got his start without forgetting everything he’s learned since. In 2015, he was barely past 21, singing traditional country songs while trying to find his voice in the genre. George Strait and Randy Travis were two legends he covered.

The presentation was honest, but nervous tension permeated his first two radio singles on RCA Records. Then he turned to a lighter, more pop sound and found his groove with five consecutive No. 1 hits. Along the way, he gained some hip-hop credibility through collaborations with Khalid and Marshmello, got married, fathered a few kids, and became a legitimate headliner.

He’s got it, and you hear it in this new song, a playful ’90s country hat tip that keeps both feet firmly planted in 2022. Fiddle and steel dance with a drum track to fuel “Like I Love Country Music”, Co-written by Brown with Matt McGinn, Taylor Phillips and Jordan Schmidt. Unlike so many modern artists, the 28-year-old isn’t trying to recreate the ’90s. Like Walker Hayes did during “90’s Country,” Brown finds a way to be true to the music he’s set to. built his career while introducing new influences (at least in terms of chosen radio singles).

An album that promises more of the same should arrive sometime in 2022 or early 2023. It will be his first in nearly four years if it happens before November, which means fans should expect to significant changes. There is, however, a precedent for “Like I Love Country Music”. A co-write by Brown, Chase McGill and Will Weatherly titled “Short Skirt Weather” from Experience (2018) is a kind of prequel to this new sound. A lot of people (including Taste of Country) have been asking for it as a radio single, but his timing for this new sound might be perfect.

Did you know? Yes, Brooks & Dunn adds background vocals during “Like I Love Country Music.”

Kane Brown, “How I Love Country Music” Lyrics:

Let’s go / Girl you left and did it to me / Hotter than a hoochie coochie / You got me like the first time I heard Alan Jackson Chattahoochee / I never was the again even, I’m a fan forever / Yes, I am / Baby, I love you like I love country music.

Chorus:
You rock me like Willie, girl / You rock me like Jones / You turn me on like I turn on my radio / Let’s take our time, walk the line / Kind of like Johnny and June did / Yeah, let’s do this / Baby, I love you like I love country music.

‘Cause I could never live without you / Or my favorite songs about you / Up and down perfect / You’re like Brooks & Dunn’s debut album / You make me feel like a brand new man / Yes I am / Baby, I love you like I love country music.

Repeat the chorus

If I was stranded on an island / The only way I could survive is / If I had you and that needle falling on a vinyl.

Repeat the chorus

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See Kane Brown’s Luxurious Country Home

Kane Brown sold this Nashville-area home for $900,000 in October 2020. Before selling the home, he actually let Jason Aldean and his wife rent it while they built their new home.


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