The preceding chapters illustrate how cultural producers manufacture and
promote the nightlife of the city and its glamour by relying on the art of the hustle
and its many techniques, including the staging of restaurant and nightclub
interiors, the ...
Author: David Grazian
It's nighttime in the city and everybody's working a hustle. Winking bartenders and smiling waitresses flirt their way to bigger tips. Hostesses and bouncers hit up the crowd of would-be customers for bribes. And on the other side of the velvet rope, single men and women are on a perpetual hunt to score - or at least pick up a phone number. Every night of the week they all play the same game, relentlessly competing for money, sex, self-esteem, and status. David Grazian's riveting tour of downtown Philadelphia and its newly bustling nightlife scene reveals the city as an urban playground where everyone dabbles in games of chance and perpetrates elaborate cons. Entertainment in the city has evolved into a professional industry replete with set designers, stage directors, and method actors whose dazzling illusions tempt even the shrewdest of customers. Public relations consultants, event planners, and a new breed of urban hustler - the so-called ''reality marketer'' who gets paid to party - all walk a fine line between spinning hype and outright duplicity. For the young and affluent, nightlife is a sport - a combative game of deception and risk complete with pregame drinking rituals and trendy uniforms. They navigate the dangers and delights of the city with a combination of wide-eyed optimism and streetwise savvy, drawing from their own bag of tricks that include everything from the right makeup and costume to fake IDs, counterfeit phone numbers, and wingmen. As entertaining and illuminating as the confessional stories it recounts, David Grazian's On the Make is a fascinating expos of the smoke and mirrors employed in the city at night.
He pushed out with a bottle in each hand expecting to startle her but she passed
and without a glance or a change of ... he had left her and idly pushing out a
skate to make the wheels hum, gazing out over the balustrade at the late blue sky
Author: Berry Fleming
Publisher: Open Road Media
This sprawling novel concerns the lives of two generations in one family; of their loves both licit and illicit, of their work, and of their personal triumphs and tragedies. It is a story, at first, about the three Woodruff brothers: Peter, a businessman, Leonard, an artist, and Ike, an attorney and member of Congress who risks his political career to prevent a lynching and bring justice to a black man falsely accused of murder. And it is about George Islar, a thoughtful physician, and his beautiful wife, Margaret, who is loved by Leonard. It is a triumphant expression of the human spirit, of the artist and of the forces that inevitably mold the lives of each succeeding generation, told by a modern master who has lived to see all of the ages of man about which he so consummately writes.
In the early evening of May 4, 1832, the six-story building of the metal and cotton
dealer Phelps and Peck collapsed at the corner of Fulton and Cliff streets in New
York City, crushing several men to death. The New-York Evening Post reported ...
Author: Brian P. Luskey
Publisher: NYU Press
In the bustling cities of the mid-nineteenth-century Northeast, young male clerks working in commercial offices and stores were on the make, persistently seeking wealth, respect, and self-gratification. Yet these strivers and "counter jumpers" discovered that claiming the identities of independent men—while making sense of a volatile capitalist economy and fluid urban society—was fraught with uncertainty. In On the Make, Brian P. Luskey illuminates at once the power of the ideology of self-making and the important contests over the meanings of respectability, manhood, and citizenship that helped to determine who clerks were and who they would become. Drawing from a rich array of archival materials, including clerks’ diaries, newspapers, credit reports, census data, advice literature, and fiction, Luskey argues that a better understanding of clerks and clerking helps make sense of the culture of capitalism and the society it shaped in this pivotal era.
There have been many unanswered questions as to the circumstances
surrounding Bill Clinton s involvement with the ROTC department at the
University of Arkansas. Prior to this time I have not felt the necessity for
discussing the details.
Author: Meredith L. Oakley
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
A newspaper reporter who has covered the president since he first entered politics in 1979 takes a critical look at Clinton's career, charging him with a record of broken promises
The. Make-Believe. Space. I HOLD IN MY HANDS an object that is the product of a distinct administrative practice: a booklet produced by the Technical Expertise
in Maps Department of the Ministry of Settlements of the ''Turkish Republic of ...
Author: Yael Navaro-Yashin
Publisher: Duke University Press
Looks at the Turkish territory of Northern Cyprus, a self-defined state, which is actually imaginary (because it is only recognized by Turkey). This title examines the sense of haunted property and objects lost and gained in the partition, along with people's relation to the fictive remapping of places and history by this new state.
I can tell you, people who fuel a thriving rumor mill are troublemakers, and if left
unchecked will create problems that are Just like acorns growing into oak trees.
Therefore, Make It Happen leaders with integrity, character, and courage must ad
Author: Gary J. Borgstede
Publisher: Charisma Media
Category: Business & Economics
The Make It Happen Journey creates a culture of kingdom empowerment based on team-centered values that reach people in the marketplace and help them unleash their extraordinary God-given potential. Since the book is written to a secular corporate business audience, the verbiage used is the “make it happen” language of business. The team values highlighted are defined as Make It Happen Team Values, and each value is based upon faith principles that can be applied to real life and business. Some Examples of the Make It Happen Team Values Are: People Are Led by Servant Leaders People Are Service Enthusiasts Take Calculated Risks in the Pursuit of Excellence Work Extremely Hard and Have Lots of Fun Celebrate Individual and Team Accomplishments with Abundance Mentality
revious chapterspresented unifyingthemes based onacollectiveanalysis of all
cases in the study: the types of make-believe worlds;the roles children occupied
in these worlds and the wishes they had forthemselves;the traces that the media
Author: Maya Gotz
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children offers new insights into children's descriptions of their invented or "make-believe" worlds, and the role that the children's experience with media plays in creating these worlds. Based on the results of a cross-cultural study conducted in the United States, Germany, Israel, and South Korea, it offers an innovative look at media's role on children's creative lives. This distinctive volume: *outlines the central debates and research findings in the area of children, fantasy worlds, and the media; *provides a descriptive account of children's make-believe worlds and their wishes for actions they would like to take in these worlds; *highlights the centrality of media in children's make believe worlds; *emphasizes the multiple creative ways in which children use media as resources in their environment to express their own inner worlds; and *suggests the various ways in which the tension between traditional gender portrayals that continue to dominate media texts and children's wishes to act are presented in their fantasies. The work also demonstrates the value of research in unveiling the complicated ways in which media are woven into the fabric of children's everyday lives, examining the creative and sophisticated uses they make of their contents, and highlighting the responsibility that producers of media texts for children have in offering young viewers a wide array of role models and narratives to use in their fantasies. An enclosed CD provides full-color images of the artwork produced during the study. This book will appeal to scholars and graduate students in children and media, early childhood education, and developmental psychology. It can be used in graduate level courses in these areas.
Deirdre, Madison, and Kendra once started a club called the Klue Krew to
compete with the Clue Crew, but it didn't last very long. “Well, my Make-a-Pet is
way cuter,” Deirdre bragged. She held up a lavender mouse. It was wearing a
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are out to solve the case of a stolen stuffed animal. River Heights has gone gaga over Make-a-Pets! Nancy and her friends are excited to make their own cuddly stuffed animals—and play the online game Petopia that goes along with Make-a-Pet animals. But when Nancy’s friend, Violet, discovers that Hoppity, her Make-a-Pet, is missing, the Clue Crew is called on to help find the missing bunny. It seems there are a few possible suspects—including Violet’s best friend, Sonia, who claims Violet stole the idea about Hoppity from her. Could Violet’s best friend be the culprit? Or is the real thief even more of a surprise?
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Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
It's hard to write a mystery story when the plot disappears! Nancy, Bess, George, and Phoebe Archer team up to write a mystery for a class project. Everyone else in the class is on teams too, and the best story will be printed in the school newspaper. First, snooty Brenda Carlton tells the girls they have no chance of winning -- then the notebook in which they wrote their mystery disappears! The girls had a neat idea for a ghost story, and now another team may have stolen it. Things get weird when they find notes written in drippy red writing -- with words that come straight from their story! Is the make-believe mystery coming true?
The modern business world is flooded with the e-word: e-business, e-
government, e-trading, e-learning, e-data, e-partners, e- banking. Underlying this
buzz, lies a radical shift in the assumptions of the business model. No longer is IT the ...
Author: D. Remenyi
'The Make or Break Issues in IT Management' covers all aspects of IT project management such as the way to achieve maximum benefits from the investment. All the authors are currently working on leading edge projects and the chapters, which describe current theory and practice, are based on seminars and conferences given by the authors. Gives access to a wide range of critical business issues which the IT professional needs to know when dealing with IT management and IT project managementGives access to a wide range of critical business issues which the IT professional needs to know when dealing with IT management and IT project management