charles-macarthur

anonymous asked:

tem algumas indicações legais de livros pra dar de presente pra alguém

Depende de quem seja esse “alguém”. Se for alguém que não conhece a Jesus, livros que falem sobre o Seu amor, Sua misericórdia, Seu plano de redenção seria ótimo para presentear. Se for para alguém que é novo(a) convertido(a), livros que falem de perseverança, fé, intimidade com Deus, seria ótimo para presentear. Agora se for genérico indico Max Lucado - Deus Está No Controle; Max Lucado - Deus Está Com Você; A. W. Tozer - O Propósito do Homem; Max Lucado - Isto Não É Pra Mim. A série dos heróis da fé de Charles R. Swindoll. John MacArthur - Deus, face a face com Sua majestade; John MacArthur - A Outra Face de Jeus.

APRIL 21, 2017

APRIL 21: Christina Amphlett (Divinyls), Jeff Anderson, Daniel Anker, Leslie Banks, Doris Betts, Russell Boyd, Charlotte Bronte, Marcel Camus, Merian C. Cooper, Tony Danza, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Claire Denis, Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention), I.A.L. Diamond, Queen Elizabeth II,  Michael Franti (Spearhead), Charles Grodin, Guy Hamilton, Glen Hansard (Frames), Adele Hugo, Patti Lupone, Charles MacArthur, Andie MacDowell, Lonnie Mack, Vivian Maier, Elaine May, James McAvoy, John Cameron Mitchell, John Muir, Anna Muylaert, Jerry Only (Misfits), Iggy Pop, Helen Prejean, Prince, Anthony Quinn, Jean Racine, Rob Riggle, Tony Romo, Nina Simone, Robert Smith (Cure), Rodney Stuckey, Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies), Mark Twain, Al Wilson, Alice Wu…

ALBUMS OF THE DAY: Beastie Boys “Check Your Head” (1992), Billy Bragg and Wilco “Mermaid Avenue, Volume III” (2012), The Cowboy Junkies “The Trinity Session” (1988), The Cure “Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me” (1987), “Pornography” (1982), “Wish” (1997), The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy “Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury” (1992), Divinyls “Make You Happy” (1997), Glen Hansard “Once” (2007), Lonnie Mack “Memphis Wham!” (1999), Iggy Pop “The Idiot” (1977), “Lust for Life” (1977), Prince “4Ever” (2016), “Sign o’ the Times” (1987), Nina Simone “Anthology” (2003), Supergrass “In it For the Money” (1997)

BOOKS OF THE DAY: Doris Betts “Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories” (1973), Mark Twain “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)

CRITERIONS OF THE DAY: Black Orpheus (1959), Le Jour Se Leve (1939), The Kid with a Bike (2011), La Promesse (1996), Rosetta (1999), Two Days, One Night (2014), White Material (2009)

DOC’S OF THE DAY: Finding Vivian Maier (2013), Gimme Danger (2016), Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004), Mark Twain (2001), Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2001), The Swell Season (2011), What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

FILMS OF THE DAY: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California (2004), Dead Man Walking (1995), The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), Ishtar (1987), The Last Wave (1977), The Most Dangerous Game (1932), Once (2007), Purple Rain (1984), The Queen (2006), Saturday Night Live: More Cowbell (2000), Split (2016), The Story of Adele H. (1975), Viva Zapata! (1952)

FOODIE: Chocolate-Covered Cashews

GUN CRAZY!: 2013 - Dennis Clark III, 27, shot and killed his girlfriend in their shared apartment, and then shot two witnesses in the building’s parking lot and a third victim in another apartment, before being killed by police.

HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: 2001 - R.E.M. Guitarist Peter Buck was aboard a British Airways flight from Seattle to London to play a concert at Trafalgar Square. Witnesses alleged that Buck exhibited various bizarre behaviors on the flight, including shoving a CD into a drinks trolley thinking it was a CD player, tearing up the “yellow card” warning notice handed to him by the flight crew, claiming “I am R.E.M.” and being involved in a struggle over a yogurt cup with two flight attendants, which resulted in the cup exploding. Buck’s actions led to two charges of common assault on the flight attendants, one charge of being drunk on a plane and one charge of damaging British Airways cutlery and crockery. 1986 - Geraldo Rivera opened a vault that belonged to Al Capone at the Lexington Hotel in Chicago. Nothing of interest was found inside. 1980 - Rosie Ruiz, the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon, was disqualified when officials discovered she had jumped into the race about a mile from the finish. 1966 – Rastafari movement: Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Jamaica, an event now celebrated as Grounation Day. 1963 - The Beatles and the Rolling Stones met for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. The Rolling Stones opened show.

HOLIDAY: Grounation Day

“I’m a little bit damaged in about 15 different ways, and it’s been nice that no particular damaged area has become a major issue. I’m a more than moderately healthy 65-year-old male who has gotten away with a lot of stuff.” Pop

“He played me songs. The bands were new to me: Boston, Kansas, America, Europe, Asia. Travel exhausts me.” Hedwig Robinson

“I’ve always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don’t write about it.” Smith

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Twain

pictured: Iggy Pop (Born 1947), Prince (Died 2016), Robert Smith (Born 1959)

The Front Page is the zestiest and most influential movie you’ve never seen. A critical sensation and a runaway hit in its original theatrical form in 1928, the play proved even more of a trendsetter when it first hit the screen in 1931. It became famous, sometimes infamous, for its frankness about sleazy backroom politics and reckless, sensationalistic newspapers, and for its suggestive patter and profanity. It brought a crackling comic awareness of American corruption into popular culture, and it made rapid-fire, overlapping dialogue fashionable, turning Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur into the hottest writing team around, on the Great White Way or in Tinseltown. It also augmented Lewis Milestone’s stature as a director and Howard Hughes’s as a producer. When Hughes released the movie, he put his and Milestone’s names on the opening card, before the title. When the credits roll in a mock-up of the Morning Post, the byline for Hecht and MacArthur runs right beneath the banner headline, “The Front Page.” (Actually, Hecht and MacArthur had demanded too large a screenwriting fee, so Bartlett Cormack, a reporter turned dramatist, did the adaptation, and Charles Lederer, who would go on to write Howard Hawks’s remake His Girl Friday, supplied additional dialogue. They both stuck close to the original play.)

The Front Page: Stop the Presses!

"Finally, you guys!"

(A follow-up to Seriously, Oliver? and Really, Felicity.  First story inspired by a prompt from skcolicity​; this story requested by/inspired by a suggestion from machawicket​.  Tagging mersayseh​ and olicity-i-believe-in-you​)

“Finally?” Felicity asked, looking from Thea to Oliver and back to Thea.

“Yes, finally,” Thea said, grinning widely at the blonde.  "Ollie’s only been carrying the ring around forever.  Over a month.  I went with him to the bank to pick which ring from the safety deposit box.“ 

Felicity blinked and turned to Oliver, even though Thea was still holding her left hand to scope out how the ring looked.  She was right: the ring that had been worn by their grandmother was perfect for Felicity.  There were engagement rings with bigger rocks in the Queen family collection, but the story behind this ring was the best–and besides, as soon as Ollie had seen it, he had gotten that unfocused eyes, soft little smile expression on his face.  The one he got whenever he thought of Felicity.

And he probably picked this ring because it had an emerald, not a diamond.

"Over a month?” Felicity asked softly, gazing at Oliver with her own version of his sappy Felicity face.  

Ollie smiled at her and leaned in to kiss her cheek before whispering something in her ear.  Felicity’s cheeks went pink and Thea smirked.  They were so ridiculous together.  And to think, when she first met Felicity, she had a moment when she wondered what drew Ollie to her.  But as soon as Thea saw them together, she knew.  

“Did Ollie tell you the story behind the ring?” Thea asked.  

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