Over 20 seasons, Law & Order racked up over 50 Emmy nominations but despite the endless cameos by the likes of Julia Roberts, Elaine Stritch, Samuel L. Jackson, Claire Danes, Elisabeth Moss and so on, the prize the series took home most consistently on Emmy night was for cinematography (1993, 1997, 1998). As for its cast, the lead and supporting actors alike, while periodically nominated, never got the prize. Sam Waterston nominated three times — 1997, 1999 and 2000 — never won. Neither did Michael Moriarty, nominated in 1992, 1993 and 1994. But which of the show’s lineup most deserved a statuette. Vote on the nominees below.
Article: Jared’s Blog: Makeup Essay
So all the juniors at my high school got their SAT scores back last month, and everyone is freaking out because they mostly all failed the essay section. I mean, I’m not sure exactly how they score them, but I heard the highest score in the whole school was a six, and that seems kinda low, right? Anyway, the PTA had this big meeting about "preparing our students for the future," and now all the students at my school have to write a practice SAT essay every week, based on a quote. Except the Comp Sci teacher, Mr. Crane, told the PTA that being comfortable in an online environment was an important job skill and now the practice essay is a "blog post," and I have to write this on my computer in my room when I would much rather be at the hospital with my family, waiting to see if my brother is going to be okay, and honestly, I don't see the point.
Article: Things Organized Neatly
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With the proliferation of media available online, our eyes practically burn after a day of looking at a computer screen, surfing the unsheriffed Wild West that is the Internet. I don’t mean in terms of content, but in terms of design. After being bombarded with site after site of blaring graphics and blinking ads, we could all use a little quiet space. Serving as an antidote to all things messy, bad or just over-designed is Things Organized Neatly, which delivers precisely what it promises: picture upon picture of objects composed in a way that pleases the eye. From well-loved kitchen utensils to ripped up paint chips to Pink Floyd’s “Ummagumma” album cover and David Byrne’s personal collection of distortion pedals, these pictures are a blissful retreat for the Web-weary.
Article: TV + literature = brilliance
If iconic television and solid literature got married, Slaughterhouse 90210 would be the resulting offspring. This blog pairs up television images with memorable literary quotes. Check out some examples below:
Article: Robyn Hitchcock: Music in the Arctic
Robyn Hitchcock has been contributing his ideas for preventing climate change in two recent GREEN BLOG posts. His trip in the arctic continues and he recently performed at the launch event for his Cape Farewell Arctic excursion. He wrote some new lyrics for the popular song “Cocaine.” Check out his performance now. You can find…