This true crime saga—with an eccentric Southern backdrop—introduces the reader to the story of a murder in a crumbling Louisville mansion and the decades of secrets and corruption that live within the old house’s walls. On June 18, 2010, police discover a body buried in the wine cellar of a Victorian mansion in Old Louisville. James Carroll, shot and stabbed the year before, has lain for 7 months in a plastic storage bin—his temporary coffin. Homeowner Jeffrey Mundt and his boyfriend, Joseph Banis, point the finger at each other in what locals dub The Pink Triangle Murder. On the surface, this killing appears to be a crime of passion, a sordid love tryst gone wrong in a creepy old house. But as author David Dominé sits in on the trials, a deeper story emerges: the struggle between hope for a better future on the one hand and the privilege and power of the status quo on the other.As the court testimony devolves into he-said/he-said contradictions, David draws on the confidences of neighbors, drag queens, and other acquaintances within the city's vibrant LGBTQ community to piece together the details of the case. While uncovering the many past lives of the mansion itself, he enters a murky underworld of gossip, neighborhood scandal, and intrigue. --Publisher's website.
Adjunct Faculty Voices : Cultivating Professional Development and Community at the Front Lines of Higher Education
"The first part of the book features the voices of adjunct faculty who tell their stories of finding professional development and creating or connecting with communities of colleagues for mutual support. These adjunct voices represent a range of disciplinary perspectives, career stages, and institutional types. In the second section, the authors draw upon a benchmarking study of adjunct faculty developing programs, examine specific challenges and highlight successful practices. Institutions can support adjunct faculty through teaching academies and faculty learning communities; mentor programs; conference support; and adjunct faculty liaison positions. Topics discussed include: " Best professional development practices that support and benefit adjunct faculty." Faculty social isolation and community-building opportunities." An overview of changes affecting the academic workforce." An outline of issues and working conditions." Current demographics and types of adjunct faculty." Survey results from adjunct faculty developers." Adjunct faculty narratives featuring their professional development and community experiences." --Amazon. Show Less
Jennifer Lynde Barker
Through a series of detailed film case histories ranging from The Great Dictator to Hiroshima mon amour to The Lives of Others, The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection explores the genesis and recurrence of antifascist aesthetics as it manifests in the WWII, Cold War and Post-Wall historical periods.
Emerging during a critical moment in film history―1930s/1940s Hollywood― cinematic antifascism was representative of the international nature of antifascist alliances, with the amalgam of film styles generated in émigré Hollywood during the WWII period reflecting a dialogue between an urgent political commitment to antifascism and an equally intense commitment to aesthetic complexity. Opposed to a fascist aesthetics based on homogeneity, purity and spectacle, these antifascist films project a radical beauty of distortion, heterogeneity, fragmentation and loss. By juxtaposing documentation and the modernist techniques of surrealism and expressionism, the filmmakers were able to manifest a non-totalizing work of art that still had political impact.
Drawing on insights from film and cultural studies, aesthetic and ethical philosophy, and socio-political theory, this book argues that the artistic struggles with political commitment and modernist strategies of representation during the 1930s and 40s resulted in a distinctive, radical aesthetic form that represents an alternate strand of post-modernism.
This inspiring and informative book reveals the strategies, tools, and culture that completely transformed the Greater Clark County Indiana School District, with 10,600 students in 19 schools, over a three-year period, increasing its student achievement scores in literacy by 26% and in mathematics by 35%.
Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age : Essays on Religion and Theology in the Work of Charles Taylor
Justin Klassen et al.
Aspiring to Fullness in a Secular Age, whose title is inspired by Charles Taylor’s magisterial A Secular Age, offers a host of expert analyses of the religious and theological threads running throughout Taylor’s oeuvre, illuminating further his approaches to morality, politics, history, and philosophy. Although the scope of Taylor’s insight into modern secularity has been widely recognized by his fellow social theorists and philosophers, Aspiring to Fullness focuses on Taylor’s insights regarding questions of religious experience.
"In an approachable, conversational style, Barrel Strength Bourbon provides an in-depth examination of the bourbon industry in Kentucky, the creation of an American spirit, its resurrection following Prohibition, its astronomical growth in the past five years, and its potential for the future.Along the way, readers will meet the colorful family of characters who craft bourbon by hand, visit the picturesque distilleries along rural backroads and urban centers, and learn the secrets of an American original. The author, Carla Harris Carlton, gives readers an up-close look at how bourbon is made, how the industry was built, and how the close-knit families of bourbon crafters continue to grow a multibillion-dollar global industry while staying true to their Kentucky roots.Readers will learn how to nose, taste, and appreciate a spirit that, while created from time-tested recipes, is evolving so quickly that new varieties and brands appear weekly on liquor store shelves.The author, a leading bourbon journalist who routinely helps select barrels for special edition bottlings and tastes new products before most bartenders do, takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of distilleries and rickhouses, shares anecdotes from her chats with bourbon legends, and provides insight on what to expect next from one of the fastest growing spirits on Earth." -- Amazon.com.
Paul Pearson (Editor)
Beholding Paradise: The Photographs of Thomas Merton provides the reader with the only available overview of Thomas Merton s photographs while also providing a highly accessible introduction to Merton as a photographer. For Merton, his photography, as his writing, became a way for him to explore and express his relationship with the world. As he discovered contemplative photography, and how to use a camera as a contemplative instrument, he produced images that had the same effect as much of prose and poetry writings in the last decade of his life. Media and advertisers used images manipulatively to sell a story or an object. By contrast, Merton s images have nothing to sell, they cause us to pause, to stop, to see, to see what is right in front of us every day.
"Between Apocalypse and Eschaton examines the systematic theology of Henri de Lubac, SJ, one of the most significant Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. While much of the recent work on de Lubac centers on the controversies surrounding his theology of the supernatural, Joseph S. Flipper argues that eschatology is the key to de Lubac's theological project and critical to understanding the nouvelle théologie, the group of theologians with whom de Lubac was associated.
From the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, a new collection of philosophical, elegiac, and wry meditations on film, painting, music, and poetry itself
Earthly Delights begins with an invocation to the muse and ends with the departure of Odysseus from Ithaca. In between, Troy Jollimore’s distinguished new collection ranges widely, with cinematic and adventurous poems that often concern artistic creation and its place in the world. A great many center on films, from Andrei Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. The title poem reflects on Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, while another is an elegy for Gord Downie, the lead singer and lyricist for the cult rock band The Tragically Hip. Other poems address various forms of political insanity, from the Kennedy assassination to today’s active shooter drills, and philosophical ideas, from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s musings on beauty to John D. Rockefeller’s thoughts on the relation between roses and capitalist ethics. The book’s longest poem, “American Beauty,” returns repeatedly to the film of that name, but ultimately becomes a meditation on the Western history of making and looking, and—like many of the book’s poems—an elegy for lost things. --Barnes and Noble
Buying a Business provides practical advice for individuals and managers who are considering buying a business – whether for the first time or as a repeat occurrence. Included is a step-by-step analysis of the two stages of acquisitions. Chapters in the first section deal with preliminary issues to be addressed including business plans. The authors provide buyers with advice on governance and management, accounting, finance, and tax issues that must be addressed in any acquisition.
"Several years ago, we co-authored the text College Geometry using The Geometer's Sketchpad®. In the time since then, friends and colleagues have expressed substantial interest in using our course materials with an alternative software package, GeoGebra®. Indeed, some reported to us that they have used the Sketchpad book with GeoGebra and have experienced good success. Spurred on by those reports, we began experimenting ourselves with this other option for geometry software. This new text is the result of our course experiences with GeoGebra. Of course, there are differences in commands and tools between the two software packages. Those differences imposed frequent re-wording and revising of the computer investigations. Further, the algebraic presentation used by GeoGebra required us to re-think many of the investigations to encourage students to grapple with the geometric content. The activities have been re-written to match GeoGebra, as have the portions of the text that discuss the specific software. However, the geometric content remains the same as our earlier text. We hope this new version of College Geometry will support students and instructors who desire a pedagogy that incorporates technology in an active, exploratory classroom"-- Provided by publisher.
William Fenton and Barbara E. Reynolds
"From two authors who embrace technology in the classroom and value the role of collaborative learning comes College Geometry Using The Geometer's Sketchpad. The book's truly discovery-based approach guides readers to learn geometry through explorations of topics ranging from triangles and circles to transformational, taxicab, and hyperbolic geometries. In the process, readers hone their understanding of geometry and their ability to write rigorous mathematical proofs"
Paul M. Pearson
Thomas Merton found in photography another way to explore and express his relationship with the world and with God. When he discovered the use of the camera as a contemplative instrument, he created images that illuminate and enrich the understanding of his prose and poetry. Each image is contextualized and accompanied by brief quotations, extracted and representative of his extraordinary literary production.
Kathryn West et al.
This comprehensive collection of essays is designed to illuminate the major themes and stylistic features of The Woman Warrior, as well as to apprise readers of the debates and controversies surrounding Kingston's memoir - including the debate over whether the piece should be fiction or nonfiction. A number of these essays make connections to Kingston's later writings, with an emphasis on mother/daughter relationships and feminism.
In Crossings, Fr. Clyde Crews, professor emeritus and Bellarmine University historian, sets out to explore the often forgotten historical narratives of people and events in the 40 blocks that form a rectangle in the downtown section of Louisville around Merton Square. Richly illustrated with archival photos and filled with compelling stories – some funny, some tragic, all intriguing – Crossings invites the reader to join in the historic adventure and search.
Isaac McDaniel spent two decades living as a monk at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, in Southern Indiana. Days of Grace and Wonder is a daily chronicle of life inside the cloister of a Benedictine monastery during the exciting years of reform that followed the Second Vatican Council. The book surveys a tapestry of people encountered and places visited, the joys and tensions of life at close quarters with more than a hundred other cenobites, as well as the wider backdrop of nine presidential elections, three papal conclaves, a half-dozen social revolutions and the horrors of September 11th.
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