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Woody Guthrie: fighting Donald Trump from beyond the grave

“You need people like Woody Guthrie, who really loved their country and refused to have it dragged down into the mud by people like Donald J. Trump,” says Billy Bragg. who has performed Guthrie’s songs with Wilco. Bragg says the legendary singer’s anger at his landlord, Trump’s father, shows his radical spirit still inspires. || Read more in The Guardian

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'Doctor Who' Showrunner Steven Moffat Quits  - To Be Replaced by 'Broadchurch' Creator Chris Chibnall
Only a Doctor Who Christmas special will air in 2016. Moffat's final series to be broadcast next year in order to create a “huge event” for fans. Chibnall will begin his tenure in 2018

Steven Moffat has decided that his “timey wimey” as showrunner of Doctor Who has come to an end and he will step down as the show’s lead writer and executive producer after six series at the helm, RadioTimes.com can reveal.

Moffatt will hand over the keys to the TARDIS at the end of the next series in 2017 to Broadchurch writer and Doctor Who fan Chris Chibnall.

BBC1 has decided to air Moffat’s final 12-part series - the 10th of the modern era - in spring 2017. Chibnall’s debut series as head writer and executive producer will launch in 2018.

A Christmas special WILL air this year overseen by Moffat, though it is unclear whether Peter Capaldi’s new companion will feature. The companion, who will replace Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald, will definitely be in place for the spring 2017 series, say BBC sources.

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Jungah’s letter to Playgirlz on fancafe

It’s me, Jungah, leader of After School

It’s been a long time since I last wrote to you guys, however I’m very sorry to write to deliver a message like this.
I thought it was my duty to announce this to you first, but when I was writing this post, the news popped up…

Yeah, I graduated from After School T T
So I’ve lived under the name of ‘After School Jungah’ for 7 years. The support and love from the very first day until this day, I will forever remember it.
From now, I won’t be able to stand on the stage with the name of After School.
However, I will proudly say that I was After School Jungah and move forward.

Please continue to embrace the rest of the members.
I won’t never forget your support, and will repay it while I live.
Thank you, and thank you

cr@zjnzjn2304

Landey Manor

From a post earlier today in which I was mentioned, my quaint little Superphantom story was mentioned. I decided that it’s probably about time to address the issue. See, a lot of people seem to like the fic, or at least the idea behind it. A lot of people except for me. I’m in a constant cycle of writing until I improve, which is a good thing, but then I look back at my old writing and cringe and I really don’t want to go near that, which is bad when I’ve put it online.

Official notification saying that I’m trying, but the writing is not happening nearly as fast as I want it to. Anybody is allowed to adopt either the story or the idea, please notify me, and if nobody wants to adopt, I have about half a chapter after like three months, so I guess patience is necessary.

Kay. That’s it. Later.

Fanfic News

Hey all!

So, Four Years will definitely be updated this weekend- woo!  It’s a collection of short scenes showing what everyone is up to over the summer.  It features everyone except Joe and Tai (sorry, Joe and Tai D:  Maybe next chapter!)

I am currently working on a Jyoumi drabble for On-My-Love.  It will be posted…  Well, whenever I finish it, more or less!  XD

Please look forward to it :D

WRITING & DIRECTING NEWS [update]

Episode writers according to Gossip Girl producer Bart Wenrich (taken from his twitter)

  • 5x14 The Back Up Dan written by Matt Whitney, Directed by David Warren
  • 5x15 Crazy Cupid Love written by Austin Winsberg, Directed by Matthew Penn
  • 5x16 Cross Rhodes written by Amy Harris, Directed by John Terlesky
  • 5x17 The Princess Dowry written by Jake Coburn, Directed by Andrew McCarthy [second midseason finale]
  • 5x18 written by AnneMarie Navar-Gill, Directed by Joe Lazarov [spring premiere]
  • 5x19 It Girl Interrupted *(not confirmed) written by Amanda Lasher
  • 5x20 written by Sara Goodman(?) Directed by Norman Buckley
  • 5x20 Directed by Omar Mahda
  • 5x22 Directed by Bart Wenrich
  • 5x23
  • 5x24 Written by Joshua Safran(?)

We’ll update this as more info comes in.

    anonymous asked:

    hey awesome author! i was wondering if you have any bechloe fics coming up? i would really love to read another from you!

    Hey, awesome anon! :D I always have things in the works, but right now is a super busy time for me, so I don’t have an exact timeline for publishing stuff. I REALLY have to finish two other non-Bechloe fics (Olivia/Viola and Swan Queen) as I owe them to dubcliq and sinandmisery (respectively) and they are way overdue. :// Not to mention the new Tomb Raider comic is making me feel the Sam/Lara burn.

    But I do have probably… 2 or 3 Beca/Chloe fics in the works that could be done in the next few months, when things slow down for me a bit! On the bright side, one of them (a 1920s AU) already has a playlist, so I’m pretty committed. ;)

    World’s Okayest Websites for the Classroom

    Here’s a short list of the top websites I use throughout the year in my classroom: 

    Newsela.com  This resource is a mass collection of interesting articles that I use for weekly current event assignment. I love this site because it’s updated on the daily and you can adjust the reading level to match the needs of the individual/class. Some articles provide a short quiz, but I would just rather have the students read the article on their own and then use a graphic organizer to sort out their thoughts and opinions before writing about it. News.Discovery.com is a similar resource, but without the ability to manage the reading level of the article. You manage your class(es) and individual students with a ‘binder’ where you can assign and track how kids interact with the site.

    Kahoot  This is the most requested whole group activity from my students. It’s a fast paced interactive game with topics and questions of your choosing. There’s tons of premade games and they’re easy to make as well. I make kahoots for review before a quiz, but it can also be used as a formative assessment. It requires every student to have access to some tech device, but players can use their cell phones to participate which is great if your district doesn’t supply ipads or chromebooks in the classroom. My kids love that it includes a leaderboard throughout the game, which creates a very competitive environment.

    eduCanon  Want to try a flipped classroom? This is the tool. You can upload a video or use a link to youtube for an existing video before slicing in pauses for comprehension questions to the viewer. Questions can be short answer, multiple choice, true false, or essay. Search through thousands of premade ‘bulbs’ to assist in introducing new topics, reinforcing your lesson plans, or as additional assessment tools. What’s neat is it’s similar to Newsela and Google Classroom in that you can assign specific tasks to specific students or a whole class, and also be able to monitor individual participation. I’ll be showing this one on Monday to help introduce the next science topic.

    Hope this was helpful! What are some of your favorite sites for teaching upper elementary or middle school grades?