AB51: Systematically Distorted details
(January/February 2004)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal interested in the erosion of our actual and cultural environments through advertisement forces. on the grounds that 1989, the journal has been featured in hundreds and hundreds of different and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio indicates. identified around the globe for sparking Occupy Wall road, Adbusters can also be accountable for social media campaigns resembling purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist remark, coupled with effect layout that seeks to unbound the conventional journal layout. matters proper to our modern second, equivalent to media focus, weather switch and genetically changed meals are usually featured. We search out a global the place economic climate and ecology exist in concord. through tough humans to develop into members rather than spectators, Adbusters takes objective at company disinformation, international injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and ruin our actual and psychological commons.

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First sung by Bing Crosby, it sold over 30 million copies when released. The irony of the song, however, was not lost on Berlin’s critics, who noted that the son of a cantor, brought up in an Orthodox Jewish home, had composed one of America’s most popular Christmas songs. Anticipating the culture wars of the late twentieth century, it was pointed out that Berlin had taken ‘‘Christ out of Christmas,’’ thus contributing to the commercialization of a holiday that celebrated the birth of the Messiah.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1991, 227. B BACALL, LAUREN (1924– ) Star of stage and screen Lauren Bacall, originally Betty Joan Perske, was born on September 16, 1924 in New York City to a middle-class family. Her father and mother, William Perske, a salesman, and Natalie Weinstein-Bacall, a secretary, were German Jewish immigrants. They divorced when Bacall was five years old. Although she did not maintain a relationship with her father, she remained attached to her mother throughout her life.

Man Ray’s innovations and achievements in the arts—photography, painting and sculpture— earned him an international reputation and honors. His achievements in photography contributed to its evolution into an art form. In 1940, as Nazi armies advanced, Man Ray returned to the United States along with a distinguished cohort of European artists. Their presence acted as a stimulus, a challenge, and an inspiration to American artists who were coming to maturation and leading the charge into abstract art.

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