Our Towns

Our Towns

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NATIONAL BEST SELLER • The basis for the HBO documentary now streaming on HBO Max For five years, James and Deborah Fallows have travelled across America in a single-engine prop airplane. Visiting dozens of towns, the America they saw is acutely conscious of its problems—from economic dislocation to the opioid scourge—but it is also crafting solutions, with a practical-minded determination at dramatic odds with the bitter paralysis of national politics. At times of dysfunction on a national level, reform possibilities have often arisen from the local level. The Fallowses describe America in the middle of one of these creative waves. Their view of the country is as complex and contradictory as America itself, but it also reflects the energy, the generosity and compassion, the dreams, and the determination of many who are in the midst of making things better. Our Towns is the story of their journey—and an account of a country busy remaking itself.

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Genre : Travel
Author by : James Fallows
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2018-05-08
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781101871850


Everybody Loves Our Town

Everybody Loves Our Town

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A tribute to the Pacific Northwest's grunge genre draws on the observations of individuals at the forefront of the movement from Soundgarden and the Melvins to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, citing the influences of such factors as the rise of Seattle's Sub Pop record label and the death of Kurt Cobain.

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Genre : Music
Author by : Mark Yarm
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2012-03
File : 567 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307464446


Something Happened In Our Town

Something Happened In Our Town

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After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Marianne Celano
Publisher : Magination Press
Release : 2018
File : 40 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1433828545


Our Town

Our Town

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Our Town is the debut of a striking literary voice, one that captures the disillusion at the fringes of Hollywood as seen through a haze of drugs, alcohol, abuse, and fallen aspirations. An unseen narrator guides us through the dark fairy tale of Dorothy White, an aspiring actress who "never quite figured how to get out of her own way." Her perfect marriage to an equally golden actor, Dale, quickly turns into one of jealousy and violence. Dorothy ends the marriage yet begins a legacy of self–destruction for the failed couple, as well as their two children, Clover and Dylan. But we see the pathos in Dorothy's attempts to get back on track, to be a good woman, mother, and grandmother. Throughout the novel, she is left in the wake of decisions that turn disastrous. Her downward spiral from elusive fame into consistent infamy—a series of DUIs, the continuing neglect of her children, a string of failed and unhealthy relationships—is not without its grace, with the warmth of her character shining through her spackled makeup and cloud of acrid perfume. In many ways, Dorothy White is an anti–heroine for the ages—"vanilla voiced," bewigged, loving, and ever radiant —a sympathetic character caught in the riptide of her transformation from small–town southern girl to one–time toast of Hollywood to embarrassing tabloid fodder. Our Town is an original and startling debut novel, one whose fresh voice and expert perspective reinvents the Hollywood story for a new generation of readers.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Kevin Jack McEnroe
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2015-05-01
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781619026384


Our Town

Our Town

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Describes one of the most infamous lynchings in American history, which took place in August 1930 in the author's hometown of Marion, Indiana, drawing on archival sources and interviews with survivors to investigate the history of race relations in Marion, the events of the lynching, the role of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, and her own grandfather's possible involvement. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Genre : History
Author by : Cynthia Carr
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2007
File : 501 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307341884


Acting For The Camera

Acting For The Camera

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Culled from Tony Barr's 40 years' experience as a performer, director and acting teacher in Hollywood, this highly praised handbook provides readers with the practical knowledge they need when performing in front of the camera. This updated edition includes plenty of new exercises for honing on-camera skills; additional chapters on imagination and movement; and fresh material on character development, monologues, visual focus, playing comedy and working with directors. Inside tips on the studio system and acting guilds make it particularly helpful for people new to the business, and numerous anecdotes from actors such as Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins and examples from current movies illustrate its many lessons. It is perfect for acting classes, workshops, all actors who work in front of the camera -- and all those who want to.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author by : Tony Barr
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-08-21
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780062237569


Our Town

Our Town

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This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as "…the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder's final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally.

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Genre : Drama
Author by : Thornton Wilder
Publisher : Concord Theatricals
Release : 2013
File : 117 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780573701504


Christmas In Our Town

Christmas In Our Town

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Once upon a Christmas time there was a town that everyone called OUR TOWN, where at Christmas time all the Our Town folks gathered together at this Our Town Square that was semi-circled with its Our Parsonage, Our Toyshop, Our Department Store, Our Hardware Store, Our Grade School, Our Dining Room, Our Soda Fountain and Grill, Our Library, Our Supermarket, Our Fire Department, Our Police Department, Our Doctor and Dentist Clinic, Our Hospital, and our famous Our Town Family Inn.In Our Town, no one felt or acted bigger or smaller that another one. Sharing was their keyword and thus at Christmas time all Out Town folks would gather at Our Town Square where each year at Christmas Time, different Our Town folks would share a past memorable Christmas Miracle memory with all the other Our Town folks.This Christmas time, the Our Town folks decided to welcome any and all folks that would like to share in their Our Town Square Celebration.So let this OUR TOWN SQUARE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION BEGIN!!

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Bonnie M. Gulan
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2002-02-01
File : 152 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780595218486


Reflections Of Life In Our Town

Reflections Of Life In Our Town

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Reflections of Life in Our Town is a satirical look at life and values in small town America. The book is occasionally absurd, occasionally offensive, sometimes sensitive, but mostly just funny. Our Town does not exist in a time, nor does it really inhabit a specific place, though most of it's inhabitants believe that they are somewhere in Ohio, and all agree that they are definitely on the planet Earth. The citizens of Our Town live life pretty much as any Americans do, dealing with such issues as the spread of communism, the rise of the superstore, and rampaging ogres at the end of the street (?), as we all would. The cast of characters in Our Town is wildly varied, from the senile village elder, Grandpa Genkaku, to the physically indescribable Laughlin twins. There is a child prodigy with a fish bowl on her head, a many tentacled alien from the dark side of Saturn, and of course, the aforementioned ogres. Though varied, together they form a relatively tight community trying to cope with the trials of everyday life. And everyday life in Our Town is pretty much like life in any town. You have your good days and your bad; your successes and your failures. One day, a wandering band of angels is scandalizing the local women, the next day, the circus comes to town. Life is kind of like a roller coaster that way. The citizens of Our Town also offer forays into outer space in order to rediscover previously discovered planets, and a quest for god while in pursuit of a red balloon. While life in Our Town may not be quite as exciting as life in places like Toledo, we generally manage to fill our days quite well. So, these are my reflections of life in Our Town. While some may seem a bit bizarre at first glance, upon closer inspection, they really are not that much different from the things most people experience in life. After all, its about values, and an appreciation for the things which we hold most dear. So, join me as I take a stroll down memory lane. Relax, and have a laugh, just be careful not to step in any ogre $#!?...

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : James
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2004-01-01
File : 181 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781412010993


Our Laundry Our Town

Our Laundry Our Town

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With humor and grace, the memoir of a first-generation Chinese American in New York City Our Laundry, Our Town is a memoir that decodes and processes the fractured urban oracle bones of Alvin Eng's upbringing in Flushing, Queens in the 1970s. Back then, his family was one of the few immigrant Chinese families in a far-flung neighborhood in New York City. His parents had an arranged marriage and ran a Chinese Hand Laundry. From behind the counter of his parent’s laundry and within the confines of a household that was rooted in a different century and culture, he sought to reconcile this insular home life with the turbulent yet inspiring street life that was all around them––from the faux martial arts of tv’s Kung Fu to the burgeoning underworld of the punk rock scene. In the 1970s, NYC, like most of the world, was in the throes of regenerating itself in the wake of major social and cultural changes resulting from the Counterculture and Civil Rights movements. And by the 1980s, Flushing had become NYC’s second Chinatown. But Eng remained one of the neighborhood’s few Chinese citizens who could not speak fluent Chinese. Finding his way in the downtown theater and performance world of Manhattan, he discovered the under-chronicled Chinese influence on Thornton Wilder’s foundational Americana drama, Our Town. This discovery became the unlikely catalyst for a psyche-healing pilgrimage to Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China—his ancestral home in southern China—that led to writing and performing his successful autobiographical monologue, The Last Emperor of Flushing. Learning to tell his own story on stages around the world was what proudly made him whole. As cities, classrooms, cultures, and communities the world over continue to re-examine the parameters of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Our Laundry, Our Town will reverberate with a broad readership.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Alvin Eng
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release : 2022-05-17
File : 212 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781531500382