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Disappearing Acts is about the mystery of desire and the burdens of the past. It's about respect, what it can and can't survive. And it's about the safe and secret places that only love can find.

Author: Terry McMillan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101657720

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Page: 448

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He was tall, dark as bittersweet chocolate, and impossibly gorgeous, with a woman-melting smile. She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his type. Franklin Swift was a sometimes-employed construction worker, and a not-quite-divorced daddy of two. Zora Banks was a teacher, singer, songwriter. They met in a Brooklyn brownstone, and there could be no walking away... In this funny, gritty urban love story, Franklin and Zora join the ranks of fiction's most compelling couples, as they move from Scrabble to sex, from layoffs to the limits of faith and trust. Disappearing Acts is about the mystery of desire and the burdens of the past. It's about respect, what it can and can't survive. And it's about the safe and secret places that only love can find.

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When Herculeah Jones's best friend, Meat, decides to take a comedy class, he just expects to get a few laughs.

Author: Betsy Byars

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127827

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Page: 144

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When Herculeah Jones's best friend, Meat, decides to take a comedy class, he just expects to get a few laughs. But then he discovers a dead body in the bathroom, and realizes that there's nothing funny about murder. Things can't get any worse—until the body disappears! Meat needs Herculeah's help to uncover the clues, but she's busy investigating a case of her own . . . one that might just change Meat's life forever!

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""Disappearing Acts" is brilliant. Clearly written, passionate, informed, will-argued, interesting in the extreme, it is a model piece of scholarship."--Richard Schechner, New York University

Author: Diana Taylor

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822318687

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Page: 309

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Taylor uses performance theory to explore how public spectacle both builds and dismantles a sense of national and gender identity. Here, nation is understood as a product of communal "imaginings" that are rehearsed, written and staged - and spectacle is the desiring machine at work in those imaginings. Taylor argue that the founding scenario of Argentineness stages the struggle for national identity as a battle between men - fought on, over, and through the feminine body of the Motherland. She shows how the military's representations of itself as the model of national authenticity established the parameters of the conflict in the 70s and 80s, feminized the enemy, and positioned the public - limiting its ability to respond.

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At 76 years old, Bruce Nauman is widely acknowledged as a central figure in contemporary art whose stringent questioning of values such as good and bad remains urgent today.

Author: Kathy Halbreich

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ISBN: 390631510X

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Page: 355

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At 76 years old, Bruce Nauman is widely acknowledged as a central figure in contemporary art whose stringent questioning of values such as good and bad remains urgent today. Throughout his 50-year career, he has explored how mutable experiences of time, space, sound, movement and language provide an insecure foundation for our understanding of our place in the world. This richly illustrated catalogue offers a comprehensive view of Nauman's work in all mediums, spanning drawings across the decades; early fiberglass sculptures; sound environments; architecturally scaled, participatory constructions; rhythmically blinking neons; and the most recent 3D video that harks back to one of his earliest performances. A wide range of authors - curators, artists and historians of art, architecture and film - focus on topics that have been largely neglected, such as the architectural models that posit real or imaginary sites as models for ethical inquiry and mechanisms of control. An introductory essay explores Nauman's many acts of disappearance, withdrawal and deflection as central formal and intellectual concerns. The 18 other contributions discuss individual objects or themes that persist throughout the artist's career, including the first extensive essay on Nauman as a photographer and the first detailed treatment on the role of color in his work. A narrative exhibition history traces his reception, and features a number of rare or previously unpublished images.

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She shows why the "female advantage" does not seem to be benefit women employees or organizations. She offers ways that individuals and organizations can make visible the invisible work.

Author: Joyce K. Fletcher

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262250225

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Page: 182

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Joyce Fletcher's research shows that emotional intelligence and relational behavior are often viewed as inappropriate because they collide with powerful, gender-linked images. This study of female design engineers has profound implications for attempts to change organizational culture. Joyce Fletcher's research shows that emotional intelligence and relational behavior are often viewed as inappropriate because they collide with powerful, gender-linked images. Fletcher describes how organizations say they need such behavior and yet ignore it, thus undermining the possibility of radical change. She shows why the "female advantage" does not seem to be benefit women employees or organizations. She offers ways that individuals and organizations can make visible the invisible work.

Magic Disappearing ActsMagic Disappearing Acts



Simple text, photos, and step-by-step instructions teach readers about disappearing magic and tricks performed by notable magicians.

Author: Elsie Olson

Publisher: Lerner Publications ™

ISBN: 9781541550681

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Page: 24

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Simple text, photos, and step-by-step instructions teach readers about disappearing magic and tricks performed by notable magicians. Readers will love learning to do these fun disappearing acts to make coins, marbles, and even water disappear!

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Zora is an aspiring singer/songwriter who meets and falls in love with construction worker Franklin. They discover how difficult it is and how much they must sacrifice to still be there for eachother the morning after.

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ISBN: 9991250352

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Page: 115

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Zora is an aspiring singer/songwriter who meets and falls in love with construction worker Franklin. They discover how difficult it is and how much they must sacrifice to still be there for eachother the morning after. They both learn that it takes a lot of strength to keep love alive.

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Come one, come all to the greatest show on Earth!

Author: Matt Eaton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1494792443

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Page: 240

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Come one, come all to the greatest show on Earth! Prepare to be inspired and amazed! Ever since he can remember, Jack Benson has always wanted to be a magician, he always marveled at the tricks of the greats. Through years of hard work and perseverance, he gets his wish. However, his success is reliant on a series of magician related murders, which leaves him without competition, hence his sudden success. When one of his own tricks goes wrong and his audience volunteer disappears and he fails to bring her back, it unfolds a series of events that completely shatters his world and lands him in prison. Jack then begins his quest to clear his name and find out what went wrong with his trick, and what actually happened to his young volunteer.

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Is that a leaf or an insect?

Author: Bearport Publishing

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 1936087391

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Is that a leaf or an insect? Children won't believe their eyes when they see these tricky creatures. From katydids that look just like leaves to three-toed sloths that blend in with tree bark, these animals are true masters of disguise. Eye-popping photos and clear, simple text help children learn how some animals disappear from view in order to stay safe from hungry predators. Along the way, young readers will also learn about these animals' habitats, what they eat, and other ways, besides camouflage, that they stay safe. Just make sure that children keep a close eye on these crafty creatures. After all, it's no exaggeration to say "now you see them, now you don't!"