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Henry Moore Controversy: Danny Boyle Opposes Plan To Sell Sculpture - Huffington Post

Henry Moore Controversy: Danny Boyle Opposes Plan To Sell Sculpture - Huffington Post | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Henry Moore Controversy: Danny Boyle Opposes Plan To Sell SculptureHuffington PostLONDON -- Director Danny Boyle has joined leading British arts figures urging a cash-strapped local authority not to sell off a valuable Henry Moore sculpture –...
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The Secret of Viral Videos, in One Hilarious Parody | 3D animation transmedia

The Secret of Viral Videos, in One Hilarious Parody | 3D animation transmedia | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Neha Prakash: "We know, it’s a little meta, a viral video about viral videos. But how could we resist, when this parody encapsulates all we’ve ever wanted to know about making a video an online sensation" ...
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Liam Dann: Great gonzo journalism needed - Opinion - NZ Herald News

Liam Dann: Great gonzo journalism needed - Opinion - NZ Herald News | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Superstorm Sandy barrelled into the New Jersey shore like the crazed banshee ghost of an all-American surfer girl.
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Dalai Lama calls on China to take practical measures in governing Tibet during trip to Japan | The Japan Times Online

Dalai Lama calls on China to take practical measures in governing Tibet during trip to Japan | The Japan Times Online | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
The Dalai Lama urged the Chinese government Sunday to take practical measures in its governance of Tibet, arguing its authoritarian crackdown on the Tibetan people is an unrealistic policy.
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Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's support plummets with Malcolm Turnbull preferred as Coalition head

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's support plummets with Malcolm Turnbull preferred as Coalition head | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
TONY Abbott says former opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull's popularity is all about his communications portfolio.
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A safe bet: Melbourne Cup day should be a national holiday

A safe bet: Melbourne Cup day should be a national holiday | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
A safe bet: Melbourne Cup day should be a national holiday...
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The art of racing

The art of racing | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
LITTLE more than a year ago, Jason Roberts had been to Flemington maybe once in his life, and had next to no interest in horse racing. Now, he can't wait to get to the track, and finds a winner everywhere he looks.
''Something just switched … the thoroughbreds, they're just sensational animals - muscular but lean, beautiful, elegant animals with incredibly expressive faces,'' he says. Where others leave the course with crumpled suits and empty wallets, Roberts bounces away with ''a suite of paintings'' galloping around in his head. Racing, it seems, offers more surety of return for a painter than a punter.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/sport/horseracing/the-art-of-racing-20121103-28rbn.html#ixzz2BOZ9LvBY

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Transmedia Theater Projects Tell The Stories Of Shakespeare's Tempest And Kafka's The Trial | The Creators Project

Transmedia Theater Projects Tell The Stories Of Shakespeare's Tempest And Kafka's The Trial | The Creators Project | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Immersive theatre company RETZ bring Shakespeare to the streets of Hackney, London.
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Republicans plot to steal White House

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Republicans plot to steal White House (appeared in australian paper ~ http://t.co/j1klr9TB...)...
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Unlocking Narratives With Tech, Cults, And A Little Paranoia

Unlocking Narratives With Tech, Cults, And A Little Paranoia | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
For years I’ve been thinking and writing about the future of the book, calling the e-book a stopgap measure at best.
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Julia Gillard rules out any rise in GST rate

Julia Gillard rules out any rise in GST rate | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
JULIA Gillard has ruled out any increase to the GST following a warning from a review that it is failing to deliver the revenue expected of it.
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The National Angered Over Romney Ad’s Use Of Their Music

The National Angered Over Romney Ad’s Use Of Their Music | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Rock group The National is lashing out at the Romney campaign over an ad that uses their music without the artists’ permission.
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Time Tony Abbott had a good lie down

Time Tony Abbott had a good lie down | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
TONY Abbott celebrates his 55th birthday today. The Lodge for his 56th is probably top of the Liberal leader's wish list.
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Simon Staffans: The audience is your channel | | MIPBlogMIPBlog | 3D animation transmedia

Simon Staffans: The audience is your channel | | MIPBlogMIPBlog | 3D animation transmedia | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Are you looking for an audience for your content? Or are you perhaps looking to expand the audience of your TV channel? Or are you trying to reach a new demographic, a new audience?
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Islamabad police busts gang of dacoits | Pakistan Today | Latest ...

Islamabad police have arrested 12 outlaws including a gang of dacoits and recovered eight 30 bore pistols, one rifle 222 bore, 80 bottles of wine and 132 bullets from their possession.
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Video: Managing Halo 's transmedia empire

Video: Managing  Halo 's transmedia empire | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Many of today's AAA titles are striving to become transmedia hits, and at GDC Online, 343 Industries explained how the Halo franchise leveraged its comics, animated shorts, and more to sustain its long-term success.
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Brisbane Arts Theatre season launch - live on the radio - ABC Queensland - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Brisbane Arts Theatre season launch - live on the radio - ABC Queensland - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Image by Spencer Howson/612 ABC Brisbane This morning, right here, right now, Brisbane Arts Theatre launches its 2013 season.
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MULTIMEDIA: Zombies march on city 

MULTIMEDIA: Zombies march on city  | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Latest Newcastle news, sport, football and business news from the Newcastle Herald.
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All musical styles covered with roots to the fore

All musical styles covered with roots to the fore | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
A new wave of indigenous musicians is receiving unprecedented attention from audiences in Australia and overseas, buoyed by a general upsurge of interest in Aboriginal artists.
Hit films such as Bran Nue Dae and The Sapphires, the crossover popularity of veteran musicians including Gurrumul and Archie Roach, the television drama Redfern Now and even a coming production at the Belvoir St Theatre about Palm Island, Beautiful One Day, are all contributing to the buzz.
"There's been a wonderful surge of [Aboriginal] artists touring and releasing albums and creating a stronger profile," says Simon Raynor, director of the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo in Melbourne this month. It features many indigenous artists, including alt-country up-and-comer Sue Ray and the genre-defying trio OKA.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. Photo: Supplied
"I think it comes down to really great music,'' Raynor says. ''The quality is amazing and people are only just realising what a huge variety of music we have in Australia."

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/all-musical-styles-covered-with-roots-to-the-fore-20121104-28s18.html#ixzz2BOZPzMeK

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"Immigration is not a black and white issue": What I learned at the Mascaras y Milagros Cultural Conversations

"Immigration is not a black and white issue": What I learned at the Mascaras y Milagros Cultural Conversations | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA).
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Five Minutes With: Iain M Banks

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Author Iain M Banks talks to Matthew Stadlen about why he is published under two names, whether he is as dark as some of his writing, the importance of science fiction and how he would modify his own body.
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INTERVIEW | Guillermo Del Toro, Part I: Videogames, Transmedia and Here's His E-mail

INTERVIEW | Guillermo Del Toro, Part I: Videogames, Transmedia and Here's His E-mail | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Guillermo Del Toro's name adorns posters for the horror remake "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," which opens this week, but the director has a lot more on his mind aside from how to scare people.
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How Obama Can Use Transmedia Storytelling in Marketing His Re-Election

Organizing people is not an easy thing to do. However, Obama's presidential campaign was a fantastic example of how it could be done in today's age. It is wh...
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Sky News: Greens push for original mining tax

Sky News: Greens push for original mining tax | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
The Australian Greens are calling on the Labor government to revert to the old planned mining tax to find another $26 billion in revenue in the next four years.

By 'plugging the loopholes' in the Mining Resources Revenue Tax (MRRT) and establishing the 40 per cent tax rate recommended by former treasury secretary Ken Henry, the government could be investing in a happier Australia, Australian Greens leader Christine Milne said.

'Ken Henry put forward a well-designed mining super profits tax,' Senator Milne said in a statement coinciding with her address to the Greens national conference in Sydney on Saturday.

'Now, instead of confidently investing in a happier, healthier, smarter Australia, (Treasurer) Wayne Swan is scrambling to meet a political surplus target by slugging single parents, cutting support for research, education and training and refusing to lift Newstart to a liveable level.'

The government had lost a huge opportunity, but it was not too late to change the tax, Senator Milne added.

However, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she would not be taking advice from anyone about a tax that was already in place.

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The Story Of Steadman, Drawn From His 'Gonzo' Art | NCPR News from NPR

The Story Of Steadman, Drawn From His 'Gonzo' Art | NCPR News from NPR | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Illustrator Ralph Steadman became known for his collaborations with "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson, but their partnership wasn't always easy. The documentary For No Good Reason looks at...
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