Iron Man (2008) Discussion: Still one of the best Marvel movies

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iron man 2008 best marvel movie7 years and 10 movies later, the first Iron Man still remains one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Also simply one of the best superhero origin movies ever, let’s take a look back at the first Iron Man film, the movie that started it all for the MCU.

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Autobiography by Deirdre Coyle

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NO FEE Submission Call – Drunk Monkeys

Trish Hopkinson

Drunk Moneys is an online lit mag with a unique style, dedicated to “publishing work that’s as eclectic as possible, from some of the most exciting emerging voices in the literary scene. We feature several short stories, flash fiction stories, and poems a week. We also publish essays that humanize current events, focusing on the personal cost of the events that shape our world.”

You can read more on their about page, which is not to be missed!

For more info on how to submit your work to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

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Drunk Monkeys submission guidelines

DEADLINE: Rolling

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Poetry, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Essays/Creative Non-Fiction, and Art

PAYMENT: None

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/7124 (includes interview with the editors)

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University of Baltimore to Offer Course on Marvel Movies

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American colleges already offer beer studies and video game scholarships, but the University of Baltimore is adding the latest addition to a growing list of liberal arts perks: a class on Marvel movies.

The course, offered in the spring, will focus on how films like Iron Man, Thor,Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy shed insight on modern culture, according to a press release. The course will analyze how the history of heroism and adventure has translated into Marvel Studios’ big-screen franchises, as well as why viewers are so drawn to its films.

“One thing we’ll do is dive into the impact of the Guardians of the Galaxy film, which proved two things: Mainstream movie audiences are not remotely tired of superhero movies; and Marvel Studios can now release a sci-fi adventure that actually features talking trees and raccoons,” said Arnold T. Blumberg, who will teach the course…

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PAYING/NO FEE Call for Poetry – Amethyst Arsenic, DEADLINE: August 15, 2015

Trish Hopkinson

Amethyst Arsenic is a paying, online publisher and is a project of ELJ Publications. Issues include poetry, fiction, art, and music. You can read past issues online here. This current call for submissions is for poetry only and the reading period runs from July 1 – August 15, 2015.

For more info on how to submit your work to literary magazine and journals, read my Submission Tips here.

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Amethyst Arsenic submission guidelines

DEADLINE: August 15, 2015

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: Poetry

PAYMENT: “We pay $5 per accepted poem. Additionally, our featured artist will receive $25. Issue is limited to 10 poets.”

DUOTROPE: https://duotrope.com/listing/6056 (includes interview with the editors)

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Metaphors for the Unknown

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Common metaphors for ignorance and uncertainty are highly informative about how it is regarded and used in a society. I regard such metaphors as important for the reasons elaborated in George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s classic 1980 “Metaphors We Live By.” To poet Robert Frost, metaphor “is all there is of thinking. It may not seem far for the mind to go, but it is the mind’s furthest. The richest accumulation of the ages is the noble metaphors we have rolled up.” For those of us who would dispute Frost’s grand claim by pointing to science as a mode of thought with no place for metaphors, I recommend Theodore Brown’s 2003 book, “Making Truth: Metaphor in Science.”

Most Western metaphors for ignorance, uncertainty, and the unknown have a negative cast to them. This negativity is symptomatic of (and may be partly responsible for) a blind-spot in Western culture…

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An Extraordinary Girl: Alexis Isabel Moncada – Interview

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