Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Michelangelo, nickname Mike or Mikey, is a fictional character and one of the four main characters of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all related media. He is depicted wearing an orange eye mask, his signature weapons are dual nunchaku, though he has been portrayed using other weapons, such as a grappling hook, manriki-gusari, a three-section staff. More fun-loving than his brothers and the youngest of the group, Michelangelo was given a much bigger role in the 1987 cartoon series, directed at a younger audience, than in the more serious original comic books which were aimed at an older audience, he coins most of their catchphrases, such as "Cowabunga!". Like all of the brothers, he is named after a Renaissance artist; the spelling of the character's name varies from source to source, he has been alternately shown as both Michelangelo and Michaelangelo. In these original comic books, Michelangelo was depicted as fun-loving, and, while not as aggressive as Raphael, always ready to fight.
He is much more serious-natured in the comic book than in the film incarnations, which have labeled his character a permanent "dude" talking teenager. It was Michelangelo's one-shot in this series that fleshed out most of the traits that have become synonymous with the character, such as his playfulness and easygoing nature. In the one-shot story, Michelangelo adopts a stray cat and stops thieves from stealing toys meant for orphaned children. After their defeat at the hands of the Foot Clan the Turtles, April O'Neil, Casey Jones retreat to a farm house in Northampton, Massachusetts which used to belong to Casey's grandmother. While there, April is worried to note, he spends his days in the barn taking out his aggression on a punching bag. A scene shows him lashing out at his surroundings and punching the wall of the barn until it breaks collapsing on it despondently, anger spent; the end of the story implies that Michelangelo's sorrow and frustration have been resolved, as subsequent issues restore Michelangelo's more relaxed, optimistic personality.
It is during the group's time at the farm we learn that Michelangelo has an interest in comic books ones involving superheroes such as "The Justice Force". He finds solace in writing fiction and has produced a story depicting himself as a rōnin in Feudal Japan. In the story arc City at War, Michelangelo bonds with Casey Jones' adopted daughter Shadow, who nicknames him "Rooish". In the second volume, the Turtles decide to try to live apart from one another. Michelangelo, the social creature that he is, moves in with April and Casey so that he can be close to Shadow. Throughout the first two volumes, Michelangelo seemed to act as peacemaker of the team; these stories laid the foundations which demonstrated his closeness with his older brother Donatello, their laid-back natures separating them from the more contentious Leonardo and Raphael. In Volume 4, Michelangelo gets a job as a tour guide showing alien visitors around Earth, his first tourist is the Regenta Seri of the Styracodon race. Michelangelo convinces Seri to sneak away from her bodyguards so that he can take her on a tour of the northwest coast of the USA.
Their relationship becomes more intimate when Seri delivers eggs that she claims are "their" children. Before much time is given for him to settle with this news Seri's bodyguards become aware of his machinations, they transport him back to their home world, where he is placed in prison. With the help of a Triceraton prisoner named Azokk, he manages to escape, is rescued by a group of Triceratons who came to rescue Azokk. Michelangelo was not given an large role in Volumes 1 and 2, did little to advance the plot, was not portrayed as an skilled fighter, his small role was due to the need to establish Leonardo's role as "leader" along with the fact that Donatello was Peter Laird's favorite Turtle, Raphael was Kevin Eastman's favorite. This incarnation of Michelangelo appeared in the Turtles Forever crossover special voiced by Bradford Cameron. In the comics published by Image Comics, Michelangelo's interest in writing is expanded upon and he is established as a writer of fiction and poetry. During this series, Michelangelo develops a romantic relationship with Horridus, whom he credits as his muse in writing.
But the relationship wouldn't last, she started staying with Officer Dragon and had developed an attraction to him. Michelangelo would be heartbroken. An early issue has him selling his first poem to a poetry digest; as the comic continued, Michelangelo's career as a writer expanded. In the final issue, he has published his first novel, a romance called "A Rose Among the Thorns". April mentions that the book was going back for a second printing and that she'd heard that Oprah Winfrey loved it, which "practically guarantees that it will be a best-seller." Michelangelo is the only Turtle. Mikey was denied. In the Archie Comics series, Michelangelo was present
Albany, New York
Albany is the capital of the U. S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County. Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River 10 miles south of its confluence with the Mohawk River and 135 miles north of New York City. Albany is known for its rich history, culture and institutions of higher education. Albany constitutes the economic and cultural core of the Capital District of New York State, which comprises the Albany–Schenectady–Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area, including the nearby cities and suburbs of Troy and Saratoga Springs. With a 2013 Census-estimated population of 1.1 million the Capital District is the third-most populous metropolitan region in the state. As of the 2010 census, the population of Albany was 97,856; the area that became Albany was settled by Dutch colonists who in 1614, built Fort Nassau for fur trading and, in 1624, built Fort Orange. In 1664, the English took over the Dutch settlements, renaming the city as Albany, in honor of the Duke of Albany, the future James II of England and James VII of Scotland.
The city was chartered in 1686 under English rule. It became the capital of New York in 1797 following formation of the United States. Albany is one of the oldest surviving settlements of the original British thirteen colonies, is the longest continuously chartered city in the United States. During the late 18th century and throughout most of the 19th, Albany was a center of trade and transportation; the city lies toward the north end of the navigable Hudson River, was the original eastern terminus of the Erie Canal connecting to the Great Lakes, was home to some of the earliest railroad systems in the world. In the 1920s, a powerful political machine controlled by the Democratic Party arose in Albany. In the latter part of the 20th century, Albany experienced a decline in its population due to urban sprawl and suburbanization. In the early 21st century, Albany has experienced growth in the high-technology industry, with great strides in the nanotechnology sector. Albany is one of the oldest surviving European settlements from the original thirteen colonies and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.
The Hudson River area was inhabited by Algonquian-speaking Mohican, who called it Pempotowwuthut-Muhhcanneuw, meaning "the fireplace of the Mohican nation." Based to the west along the Mohawk River, the Iroquoian-speaking Mohawk referred to it as Sche-negh-ta-da, or "through the pine woods," referring to the path they took there. The Mohawk were one of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, or Haudenosaunee, became strong trading partners with the Dutch and English, it is the Albany area was visited by European fur traders as early as 1540, but the extent and duration of those visits has not been determined. Permanent European claims began when Englishman Henry Hudson, exploring for the Dutch East India Company on the Half Moon, reached the area in 1609, claiming it for the United Netherlands. In 1614, Hendrick Christiaensen built Fort Nassau, a fur-trading post and the first documented European structure in present-day Albany. Commencement of the fur trade provoked hostility from the French colony in Canada and among the natives, all of whom vied to control the trade.
In 1618, a flood ruined the fort on Castle Island. Both forts were named in honor of the Dutch royal House of Orange-Nassau. Fort Orange and the surrounding area were incorporated as the village of Beverwijck in 1652. In these early decades of trade, the Dutch and Mohawk developed relations that reflected differences among their three cultures; when New Netherland was captured by the English in 1664, the name was changed from Beverwijck to Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany. Duke of Albany was a Scottish title given since 1398 to a younger son of the King of Scots; the name is derived from Alba, the Gaelic name for Scotland. The Dutch regained Albany in August 1673 and renamed the city Willemstadt. On November 1, 1683, the Province of New York was split into counties, with Albany County being the largest. At that time the county included all of present New York State north of Dutchess and Ulster Counties in addition to present-day Bennington County, theoretically stretching west to the Pacific Ocean.
Albany was formally chartered as a municipality by provincial Governor Thomas Dongan on July 22, 1686. The Dongan Charter was identical in content to the charter awarded to the city of New York three months earlier. Dongan created Albany as a strip of land 16 miles long. Over the years Albany would lose much of the land to the annex land to the north and south. At this point, Albany had a population of about 500 people. In 1754, representatives of seven British North American colonies met in the Stadt Huys, Albany's city hall, for the Albany Congress. Although it was never adopted by Parliament, it was an important precursor to the United States Constitution; the same year, the fourth in a series of wars dating back to 1689, began.
Titus (TV series)
Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, Brian Hargrove; the sitcom is based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more his one-man show Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, based loosely upon his real-life family. Titus plays an outwardly childish adult; the show follows him and his dimwitted half-brother Dave, his girlfriend Erin with the "heart of gold", his goody-goody friend Tommy, his arrogantly lewd, heavy smoking & drinking, divorced multiple times, father Ken "Papa" Titus. Titus began doing comedy when he was 18. After two years of normal comedy bits, his act soon began to evolve to focus around his family his father's heart attacks and his mother's mental illness. One night while performing, an assistant to a Fox executive was in the audience, he brought his bosses to the show. Knowing he had a deal with Fox, Titus wanted "Dad is Dead" to be the pilot. After the series ended, Titus commented that, if one watches Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, "Dad is Dead", the latter "rapes" the former.
Because Kenny and Hargrove came from live theater, Titus from live comedy, it was a unanimous decision that the live story would be shot in real time, like a play, in as few takes as possible. Episodes were blocked and rehearsed extensively, shot on Friday every week; the cast had different methods of working. Being a comedian, Titus never explored anything else. Zack Ward had difficulty finding the joke during rehearsals, but Kenny realized that he was looking for where the joke could be. Watros asked Titus to point out where the joke was, promised to hit her marks. During breaks in rehearsal, Shatraw would work by himself on set, looking for specific quirks or actions that Tommy would do or take; the season two episode "The Last Noelle" is one of Titus's favorites, is based on his relationship with an abusive ex-girlfriend. As a running gag, in most of the episodes there is a reference to guns and/or fire the threat of someone or something being set on fire, as well as Titus's story of how he drunkenly fell into a bonfire and nearly died when he was a teenager.
Cynthia Watros was the first person to audition for the role of Erin, was the first person cast. Steve Carell and Zack Ward both auditioned for Tommy. After a number of auditions for Titus's father Ken, Stacy Keach was cast after Titus admitted Keach intimidated him. Before his death, Christopher's real father, Ken Titus, would give tips to Keach on how to better portray him. Titus admitted that with the driest line the writers could invent, Keach would find a way to make the line funny; this upset Titus because Keach's set-up would be funnier than Titus's punchline. Hargrove has commented that Keach could get an audience response with just a look. More than one episode was censored/banned by Fox, including a two-part episode made in the months after the September 11 attacks that centers on the premise that the U. S. government believes Titus and his family and friends are a terrorist group after a series of misunderstandings -– as a result of his mother's suicide, Titus suffers a nervous breakdown on the plane ride home, Tommy complains to a flight attendant about his mispronunciation of'chicken à la king', to the point where Tommy gets down on his knees and cries "A la, a la, a la king!", Dave comes out of the plane's bathroom gurgling mouthwash, which seems like he is speaking unintelligibly, wearing a towel turban, a robe, shaving cream on his face which resembles an Islamic beard.
The episode "The Intervention" was almost banned, as the censors were wary about the episode glorifying alcoholism, since the story focused on Titus convincing his father, Ken, to start drinking again since Ken's sobriety is making him boring. Titus had to read the script to the president of Fox page-by-page over the phone in order to show him how the episode could be funny. Another episode, "The Protector", was not aired until the end of the last season, as it dealt with the revelation that Erin's niece, was molested by a male family friend who looked after her while her parents were in prison, which Amy remembers because the man had a rose tattoo on his penis. Had "The Protector" aired in production order, viewers would have seen the real reason behind Amy's asocial, criminal behavior, a possible explanation for Amy being a lesbian. If "The Protector" had been broadcast in production order, the references to Amy being molested and going after a boy who sexually harassed her in school in such episodes as "The Session" and "Insanity Genetic" would have made more sense.
"The Wedding" was aired out of order, as well, as the season three premiere "Racing in the Streets" deals with Titus's recovery from the accident in "The Pit" and continues in "The Pendulum", yet he seems unaffect
In Her Shoes (film)
In Her Shoes is a 2005 American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Weiner. It is directed by Curtis Hanson with an adapted screenplay by Susannah Grant and stars Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine; the film focuses on the relationship between their grandmother. Maggie and Rose Feller are sisters with nothing in common but their shoe size, they were raised by their father Michael and stepmother after their mother Caroline died in a car accident. Rose is the eldest. Maggie is a free spirit, unable to hold a steady job and turns to alcohol and men for emotional and financial support. Rose grudgingly allows Maggie to move in with her in her Rittenhouse Square apartment in Philadelphia when their stepmother throws her out of the house, their difficult relationship ends when Rose catches Maggie in bed with Jim, her boyfriend. This leads to an argument in which Rose berates Maggie about her inability to read, taunts her saying that she couldn't spell Jim's name, when Maggie calls her sister a'fat pig'.
This becomes the last straw for Rose, she tries to choke Maggie. Both of them cry, Maggie subsequently disappears from Rose's life. A few days before, while secretly looking through her father's desk for money, Maggie discovered a bundle of old greeting cards containing cash, she was astonished to discover that the cards were addressed to both her and Rose and were from their grandmother Ella. Now and without job prospects, Maggie travels to Florida to find her and a new source of income; when Ella first hears from Maggie, she invites her to stay in her home. She admits to her close friend Ethel how Caroline was bipolar, sent Ella a note several days before her death to look after her girls. So she lets Maggie stay with her out of guilt for abandoning her responsibilities as a grandmother. However, as time passes, Ella discovers that Maggie has come to do nothing but sunbathe and take money from her. Maggie asks Ella to finance an acting career for her. Meanwhile, Rose has decided to quit her job, become a dog-walker, date Simon Stein whom she had ignored.
They become engaged. Maggie is befriended by one of her patients, a blind retired professor of English literature, who has asked Maggie to read works of poetry to him, she does so, but with great difficulty. After asking if she is dyslexic, the professor encourages Maggie to continue reading to him while offering emotional support to her. Maggie finds a friend in the professor, the first person in her life who does not ridicule her difficulties with reading; as time passes with the professor, Maggie's confidence grows not only with reading but with her general image of herself. In addition, she becomes friendly with the residents of the retirement community. In doing so, Maggie discovers a livelihood, needed among the elderly women: a personal clothing shopper, an activity for which Maggie shows enormous talent. Ella offers to run the financial aspects of the business. In the process, they become resolve their history. Meanwhile, Rose's reluctance to talk about Maggie is straining her relationships with those around her, such as Simon, her father, stepmother.
While Michael remains oblivious to his daughters' falling out and the stepmother does not care much of the sisters, Simon tries to get Rose to talk about Maggie. When he sees Rose and former boyfriend Jim converse about how Rose cannot talk about Maggie to anyone, Simon's patience has grown thin and dumps Rose after she keeps protecting Maggie by staying silent. Ella has secretly contacted Rose and sends a plane ticket asking her to come for a visit. Rose is excited to hear from her long-lost grandmother, but her pleasure sours when she arrives and discovers that her sister lives there. After a long conversation with Ella, Rose reveals that after Caroline took Rose and Maggie on a spontaneous trip to New York and Caroline got into a huge argument, with Michael threatening to put her in a mental institution. Caroline killed herself 2 days and sent a note to Ella, pleading with her to take care of her daughters. Maggie does not remember this. Ella never never resolved her feelings towards Michael.
The three learn to resolve their complicated past. Meanwhile, Maggie has contacted Simon telling that Rose is in Florida and "in trouble" and arranges him to meet Rose at the elderly residents' party; the two rekindle their engagement after Rose opens up about Maggie's personality and Rose's desire to protect her fearing that Simon will come to hate Maggie. Before Rose and Simon return to Philadelphia Maggie offers to pick out and buy Rose's wedding dress, as a now seasoned personal shopper she is confident that she can please Rose saying "trust me". At Rose's wedding which takes place at the Jamaican Jerk Hut. Ella and Michael reconcile and Maggie reads a poem to Rose as a wedding gift which moves Rose to tears. Cameron Diaz as Maggie Feller, a party girl and petty, she was six years old at the tim
Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases. On May 18, 2010, CBS announced; the series aired in syndication, on Ion Television in the U. S. and on Viva in Canada. Sleuth aired the series occasionally. In 2011, the show aired on MyNetworkTV. Since September 3, the show made its debut on the new over-the-air channel Start TV; this show still airs on MBC Action. Due to the use of contemporary music in each episode, none of the seasons are presently available on DVD, due to music licensing issues; the show is set in Philadelphia and follows Detective Lilly Rush, a homicide detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, who specializes in "cold cases", or investigations which are no longer being pursued by the department. Rush was partnered with Detective Chris Lassing in the first five episodes and with Detective Scotty Valens for the remainder of the series.
They work under Lieutenant John Stillman and are assisted by other detectives from their squad—Nick Vera, Will Jeffries, beginning in season three, Kat Miller. Each episode would focus on a single investigation. All cases involved murders committed in Philadelphia, although investigations required travel outside the city. Cases were spread out over much of the previous century, with some as recent as a year or two old and others dating back to the 1910s; the show had cases begin with the team receiving a new lead or "new direction", such as an episode wherein a gun recovered at a gun buyback program turned out to be a murder weapon. As seasons went on this conceit was abandoned. Over the course of the episode, the detectives would interview witnesses associated with the crime and piece together the story of what led the victims to their death; these interviews were accompanied by flashback sequences to the time of the murder which dramatized the testimony. Witness testimony from people who would be revealed as the killer, was never false.
At most the guilty party would lie by omission, leaving out critical details, or stopping their narrative before they implicated themselves. The witness testimony was generally presented in chronological order so that it formed a cohesive linear story for the audience; the climax of the episode would include a true confession from the killer, along with a flashback showing what happened. There would be a montage of the offender being arrested, with the spirit of the victim seen by one of the detectives, looking on approvingly. During this sequence a song from the time period would play. Through the flashbacks, the show examined many issues related to 20th century American history, including: racism, sexism and police brutality; some of the cases were based on real life events or victims, akin to the "ripped from the headlines" style from shows like Law & Order. The theme song is an excerpt from "Nara" by E. S. Posthumus, with an introduction by series composer Michael A. Levine that begins with an otherworldly wail from vocalist Elise Morris.
Besides Levine's original music, each episode makes extensive use of era-appropriate music for flashbacks to the year in question. Some episodes contain music only from one artist such as Ray Charles, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Doors, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger, Pink Floyd, Tim McGraw, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra and John Lennon. Pearl Jam's music was used in the two-part season-six finale, the first time one artist's music has been used for two full episodes. In one episode, the music from the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show and in another episode only music from Cabaret was used. In the series finale, music from The Rolling Stones was used, for the first time, it featured an unreleased song. Original Songs of the series: "Best Friends" – Episode: "Best Friends" "One Dress Left" – Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool" "300 Flowers" – Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool" "Scarlet Rose" – Episode: "Static" "Goin' Off" – Episode: "Read Between The Lines" "Read Between The Lines" – Episode: "Read Between The Lines" Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush, a senior detective assigned to the Philadelphia Homicide Division.
Justin Chambers as Chris Lassing, a detective. Lilly's original partner. Danny Pino as Scotty Valens, a detective. Lilly's second partner. John Finn as John Stillman, a lieutenant and the head of Philadelphia Homicide. Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera, a detective assigned to Homicide. Thom Barry as Will Jeffries, a senior detective, Homicide's second-in-command. Tracie Thoms as Kat Miller, a Narcotics detective who joins Homicide. Danny Pino appeared as Valens in the CSI: NY episode “Cold Reveal”; this episode connected Cold Case to not only CSI: NY, but to CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Cyber, Without a Trace. A Japanese remake of the series was broadcast from October 22, 2016 to December 24, 2016. A second season was broadcast from October 13, 2018 to December 15, 2018. In 2005, John Finn, Kathryn Morris and Jeremy Ratchford appeared in a satirical promo on the Irish language television station TG4; the commercial won a Gol
Hofstra University is a private, non-profit, nonsectarian university in Hempstead, New York. Long Island's largest private university, Hofstra originated in 1935 as an extension of New York University under the name Nassau College – Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island, it became independent Hofstra College in 1939 and gained university status in 1963. Comprising ten schools, including the Northwell School of Medicine and Deane School of Law, Hofstra is noted for a series of prominent Presidential conferences and hosting several United States presidential debates; the college – established as an extension of New York University – was founded on the estate of a wealthy couple, a lumber entrepreneur of Dutch ancestry, William S. Hofstra and his second wife, Kate Mason; the extension had been proposed by a Hempstead resident, Truesdel Peck Calkins, superintendent of schools for Hempstead. In her will, Kate Mason provided the bulk of their property and estate to be used for a charitable, scientific or humanitarian purpose, to be named in honor of her husband.
Two friends, Howard Brower and James Barnard, were asked to decide what to do with the estate. Calkins remarked to Brower that he had been looking for a site to start an institution of higher education, the three men agreed it would be an appropriate use of the estate. Calkins approached the administration at New York University, they expressed interest; the college was founded as a coeducational, commuter institution with day and evening classes. The first day of classes was September 23, 1935, the first class of students was made up of 159 day and 621 evening students; the tuition fee for the year was $375. The college obtained provisional charter status, its official name was changed to Hofstra College on January 16, 1937. Hofstra College separated from New York University in 1939 and was granted an absolute charter on February 16, 1940. Hofstra's original logo was a seal created by Professor of Art Constant van de Wall in 1937; the insignia was derived from the official seal of the reigning house of the Netherlands, the House of Orange-Nassau.
Used with the permission of the monarch of the Netherlands, the seal included the Dutch national motto Je Maintiendrai, meaning “I stand steadfast” in French. In 1939, Hofstra celebrated its first four-year commencement, graduating a class of 83 students; the first graduates had strong feelings for the new institution. When they were allowed to choose whether they would receive degrees from New York University or Hofstra, they overwhelmingly chose Hofstra degrees. Academic recognition of Hofstra was affirmed when the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accepted Hofstra for membership on November 22, 1940. Early in 1941 the college was elected to membership in the American Association of Colleges. In 1950, Calkins Gymnasium was the site of the first Shakespeare Festival, it was performed on a five-sixths-sized replica of the Globe Theatre. The festival is now performed on the Globe Stage, the most accurate Globe Theatre replica in the United States. With the approval of the New York State Board of Regents, Hofstra became Long Island's first private university on March 1, 1963.
In that year, the Board of Trustees resolved to make Hofstra architecturally barrier-free for individuals with physical disabilities, stating that all students should have access to higher education. This became federal law, Hofstra was subsequently recognized as a pioneer. Other forward-thinking programs and events followed, including the New Opportunities at Hofstra program, established the following year. NOAH is Hofstra's Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program. In 1963, Mitchel Air Force Base was closed by the military and declared surplus property; the university asked for part of the area to be used for educational purposes, was subsequently granted 110 acres. Remnants of the concrete runways from the Air Force base are now parking lots for Hofstra's North Campus; the Hofstra University Museum was established that year. Hofstra Stadium served as the site of the first-ever NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship game in 1971; the university reorganized its divisions into “schools” in the 1960s.
Hofstra was authorized by the Board of Regents to offer its first doctoral degrees in 1966. In 1968, the Hofstra Stadium became the first to install Astroturf outdoors in the East, the New York Jets began holding their summer training camp to the North Campus, until 2008, when the Jets moved to Florham Park, New Jersey; the Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary at Hofstra University has a collection of diverse trees and reflecting its Dutch origin, displays an array of rare and colorful tulips in the Spring. There are 3,381 faculty members, 6,913 undergraduates, with a total of 11,240 students overall, including all full and part-time undergraduates, graduates and medical students; the campus has 117 buildings on 244 acres. The part of the campus located south of Hempstead Turnpike and west of California Avenue is located in the Village of Hempstead; the part of the campus north of Hempstead Turnpike and east of California Avenue is located in Uniondale and East Garden City. Hofstra offers an MBA program as well as other classes in New York City from a center in Manhattan.
The campus is 7 miles from the Borough of Queens in New York City, you can see the entire New York City skyline from the 10th floor of the library. The Campus is located across the street from the "Nassau Hub" and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home of the New York Islanders, Long Island Nets, New York Riptide, New York Open. Ho
Six Feet Under (TV series)
Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, ended on August 21, 2005, spanning five seasons and 63 episodes, it depicts the lives of the Fisher family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles, along with their friends and lovers. The ensemble drama stars Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Mathew St. Patrick, Rachel Griffiths as the central characters, it was produced by Actual Size Films and The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio, was shot on location in Los Angeles and in Hollywood studios. Six Feet Under received widespread critical acclaim for its writing and acting, drew high ratings for the HBO network, it is considered one of the greatest television series of all time, included on TIME magazine's "All-TIME 100 TV Shows", as well as Empire magazine's "50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time" list. The show's finale has been described as one of the greatest television series finales.
The series won numerous awards, including nine Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award. The show stars Peter Krause as Nate Fisher, whose funeral director father dies and bequeaths ownership of Fisher & Sons Funeral Home to him and his brother David; the Fisher clan includes widow Ruth Fisher and daughter Claire Fisher. Other regulars include mortician and family friend Federico Diaz, Nate's on-again/off-again girlfriend Brenda Chenowith, David's long-term boyfriend Keith Charles. On one level, the show is a conventional family drama, dealing with such issues as interpersonal relationships and religion. At the same time, it is distinguished by its focus on the topic of death, which it explores on personal and philosophical levels; each episode begins with a death, the cause of which ranges from heart attack to murder to sudden infant death syndrome. That death sets the thematic tone for each episode, allowing the characters to reflect on their current fortunes and misfortunes in a way, illuminated by the death and its aftermath.
The show uses dark humor and surrealism throughout its seasons. A recurring plot device consists of a character having an imaginary conversation with the deceased. Sometimes, the characters converse with other deceased characters, most notably Nathaniel Fisher, Sr; the show's creator Alan Ball avers that this represents the living characters' internal dialogues expressed in the form of external conversations. Although overall plots and characters were created by Alan Ball, reports conflict on how the series was conceived. In one instance, Ball stated that he came up with the premise of the show after the deaths of his sister and father. However, in an interview, he intimates that HBO entertainment president Carolyn Strauss proposed the idea to him. In a copyright-infringement lawsuit, screenwriter Gwen O'Donnell asserted that she was the original source of the idea that passed through Strauss to Ball. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, proceeding on the assumption that this assertion was true, rejected her claim.
Ball stated in an interview: The show focuses on human mortality, the symbiotic nature of life and death feeding off of each other, the lives of those who deal with it on a daily basis. When discussing the concept of the show, creator Ball elaborates on the foremost questions the show's pilot targeted: Six Feet Under introduces the Fisher family as the basis on which to explore these questions. Throughout its five-season, 63-episode run, major characters experience crises which are in direct relation to their environment and the grief they have experienced. Alan Ball again relates these experiences, as well as the choice of the series' title, to the persistent subtext of the program: Exteriors for the Fisher home were shot at 2302 West 25th Street and the intersection of Arlington Avenue, in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. In Season 5, episode 1, Rico mentions that he grew up "in West Adams, near where I work." Creator Alan Ball served as executive producer and showrunner for the entire series run.
Robert Greenblatt and David Janollari executive produced the series, as the Greenblatt Janollari Studio was one of the production companies. The other producers were Robert Del Valle; the writing staff included Ball, who wrote nine episodes over the series run, including the pilot episode and the series finale. Writers who were on staff for the entire series run included Rick Cleveland, who wrote eight episodes and became an executive producer in the fifth season. Christian Williams was just on staff for the first season, writing two episodes. Both Laurence Andries and Christian Taylor wrote three episodes each during their run on the series for the first two seasons, they served as producers. Scott Buck and Jill Soloway joined in the second season, staying on staff for the rest of the series, each wrote seven episodes. Buck became a co-executive producer in the fourth season, Soloway became a co-executive producer in the fifth season; the last set of writers to join the staff were Craig Nancy Oliver in the third season.
Wright wrote six episodes and became a producer