Harris Teeter, MillerCoors Donate Thanksgiving Meals to 400 Military Families MATTHEWS, N.C. (PRWEB) November 21, 2019 WHAT: This donation at the Washington D.C. National Guard Armory is just one of the ways both Harris Teeter and MillerCoors show their commitment to the military. MillerCoors began its partnership with Operation Homefront in 2009 through its Miller Lite brand. The Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military® distribution is just part of the beer company’s overall efforts to help service members throughout the year. Harris Teeter also maintains a strong relationship with service members and their families through its support of USO as well as Believe in Heroes, a Wounded Warrior Project® initiative. WHEN: WHERE: More Information: "Many military families struggle to put food on the table, and the holidays can be extremely stressful,” said Vivian Dietrich, Senior … [Read more...] about Harris Teeter, MillerCoors Support Operation Homefront this Holiday Season
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“Picture,” by Lillian Ross Lillian Ross’s “Picture,” originally published in 1952 and now happily reissued by the New York Review Books Classics imprint, is an immensely enjoyable work about the immensely unenjoyable process of making a Hollywood movie. In the book’s five chapters—first published, in this magazine, as a series of long-form articles—Ross writes, with great subtlety and humor, about the production of John Huston’s “The Red Badge of Courage,” based on Stephen Crane’s Civil War novel. Ross reported the story for a year and a half, largely from Los Angeles and its environs, and was given envy-inducing access, the kind a writer would rarely get today, to its central players. The narrative arc she draws is satisfyingly comprehensive. It proceeds from Huston’s efforts to convince M-G-M’s shrewd leader, Louis B. Mayer—described, deliciously, as one whose “large head seems set upon … [Read more...] about What We’re Reading This Summer
One of literature’s most striking descriptions of the creative process can be found in Vladimir Nabokov’s novel “Pale Fire.” An academic, Professor Kinbote, recalls standing on a terrace with the poet John Shade. Shade, he says, is soaking in the view: “perceiving and transforming the world, taking it in and taking it apart, re-combining its elements in the very process of storing them up so as to produce at some unspecified date an organic miracle, a fusion of image and music, a line of verse.” The moment reminds Kinbote of one from his childhood, when he watched “a conjurer . . . quietly consuming a vanilla ice.” Nabokov disliked the idea that others would search his writing for glimpses of his personal life. In a 1944 biography of Nikolai Gogol, he stated his disdain for “the morbid inclination we have to derive satisfaction from the fact (generally false and always irrelevant) that a work of art is … [Read more...] about Who Owns a Story?
WASHINGTON — The White House’s former top Europe and Russia expert sharply denounced what she called a “fictional narrative” embraced by President Trump and his Republican allies that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 elections, testifying that the claim at the center of the impeachment inquiry was a fabrication by Moscow that had harmed the United States. Testifying on the final day of the week’s public impeachment hearings, the expert, Fiona Hill, tied Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine to a dangerous effort by Russia to sow political divisions in the United States and undercut American diplomacy. Her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee was an implicit rebuke to the president, suggesting that when he pressed Ukraine to investigate the theory that Kyiv rather than Moscow undertook a concerted campaign to meddle in the 2016 campaign, he was playing into Russia’s hands for his own political gain. Hill’s account of … [Read more...] about Impeachment inquiry: Pressure on Ukraine a ‘political errand,’ expert says
Longtime Fox News host Shepard Smith is leaving the network after 23 years, saying he plans to "begin a new chapter."Smith addressed his departure at the end of his afternoon program on the network, "Shepard Smith Reporting," which he hosted on weekdays on Fox News since 2013.“Together with my colleagues we’ve written a first draft of history and endeavored to deliver it to you, while speaking truth to power, without fear or favor with context and perspective," Smith said while speaking directly to viewers."This is my last newscast here. Thank you for watching today and over the decades," the 55-year-old anchor continued. "It’s been an honor and my pleasure. Even in our currently polarized nation, it’s my hope that the facts will win the day, that the truth will always matter, and that journalism and journalists will thrive."ADVERTISEMENTFox News also issued a statement from Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of Fox News Media, announcing … [Read more...] about Shepard Smith leaving Fox News