IndieWire is a film industry and review website, established in 1996. The site's focus is independent film; as of 2016, IndieWire is a subsidiary of Penske Media. It has a staff of about 20, including Publisher James Israel, Editor-in-Chief Dana Harris, Chief Critic Eric Kohn, Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson; the original IndieWire newsletter launched on July 15, 1996, billing itself as "the daily news service for independent film." Following in the footsteps of various web- and AOL-based editorial ventures, IndieWire was launched as a free daily email publication in the summer of 1996 by New York and Los Angeles based filmmakers and writers Eugene Hernandez, Mark Rabinowitz, Cheri Barner, Roberto A. Quezada and Mark L. Feinsod. Distributed to a few hundred subscribers, the readership grew passing 6,000 in the fall of 1997. In January 1997, IndieWire made its first appearance at the Sundance Film Festival to begin their coverage of film festivals. Printed on site, in low tech black and white style, the publication was able to scoop traditional Hollywood trade dailies Variety and The Hollywood Reporter due to the delay these latter publications had for being printed in Los Angeles.
The site was acquired by Snagfilms in July 2008. On January 8, 2009, IndieWire editor Eugene Hernandez announced that the site was going through a re-launch, "entirely re-imagined." In 2011, with the launch of a redesign, the site changed the formal spelling of its name from indieWIRE to IndieWire. Penske Media acquired IndieWire on January 19, 2016; the financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. In Wired, in 1997, Janelle Brown wrote: "Currently, IndieWire has little to no competition: trades like The Hollywood Reporter and Variety may cover independent film, but from a Hollywood perspective, hidden by a huge amount of mainstream news; as filmmaker Doug Wolens points out, IndieWire is one of the few places where filmmakers can and reliably keep on top of often-ignored small film festivals, which films are opening and what other filmmakers are thinking."In 2002, Forbes magazine recognized IndieWire, along with seven other entrants, in the "Cinema Appreciation" category, as a "Best of the Web Pick," describing its best feature as "boards teeming with filmmakers" and its worst as "glacial search engine."
IndieWire has been praised by Roger Ebert. In 2012, IndieWire won the Webby Award in Film category; the IndieWire Critic's Poll is an annual poll by IndieWire that recognizes the best in American and international films in a ranking of 10 films on 15 different categories. The winners are chosen by the votes of the critics from IndieWire. List of press release agencies Official website
The 2019 F4 British Championship was a multi-event, Formula 4 open-wheel single seater motor racing championship held across United Kingdom. The championship featured a mix of professional motor racing teams and funded drivers, competing in Formula 4 cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. This, the third season, following on from the British Formula Ford Championship, was the fifth year that the cars conform to the FIA's Formula 4 regulations. Part of the TOCA tour, it forms part of the extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centrepiece; the season will commence on 6 April at Brands Hatch – on the circuit's Indy configuration – and will conclude on 13 October at the same venue, utilising the Grand Prix circuit, after thirty races to be held at ten meetings, all in support of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship. The rookie cup will continue with the top prize being free entry into the 2020 season. All teams are British-registered; the calendar was announced on 5 June 2018.
All races will be held in the United Kingdom. Round at Rockingham was removed from the schedule in favour of the second Thruxton round. All rounds scheduled to support 2019 British Touring Car Championship. Points are awarded as follows: † Race 2 at Croft Circuit was stopped after two laps due to worsening weather conditions; the results were declared void, with the intention of running a fourth race at a event. However, it was confirmed on 22 July that the original results would stand, with half points being awarded. Official website
Tadeusz Borowski was a Polish writer and journalist. His wartime poetry and stories dealing with his experiences as a prisoner at Auschwitz are recognized as classics of Polish literature. Borowski was born in 1922 into the Polish community in Zhytomyr, Ukrainian SSR. In 1926, his father, whose bookstore had been nationalized by the communists, was sent to a camp in the Gulag system in Russian Karelia because he had been a member of a Polish military organization during World War I. In 1930, Borowski's mother was deported to a settlement on the shores of the Yenisey, in Siberia, during Collectivization. During this time Tadeusz lived with his aunt. Borowski and his family were targeted by the Soviet Union during Stalin's Great Terror. In 1932, the Borowskis were expatriated to Poland by the Polish Red Cross in an exchange for Communist prisoners. Impoverished, the family settled in Warsaw. Under Nazi occupation, Poles were forbidden to attend university or secondary school. In 1940 Borowski finished his secondary schooling in Nazi-occupied Poland in an underground lyceum.
He graduated from high school in 1940 amid the roundups of Jewish residents. He began his underground studies in Polish literature at Warsaw University, his classes met in secret at private homes. While attending university he met Maria Rundo, he became involved with the leftist publication Droga. Wherever the Earth, his anonymously self-published collection of poems, was distributed illegally; the poems have been described by modern scholars as "remarkable for their dark view of the earth as an enormous labor camp". While a member of the educational underground in Warsaw, Borowski was living with Rundo. After Maria did not return home one night in February 1943, Borowski began to suspect that she had been arrested. Rather than staying away from any of their usual meeting places, though, he walked straight into the trap, set by the Gestapo agents in the apartment of his and Maria's close friend. Borowski was 21 years old when he was imprisoned in Pawiak prison for two months before he was shipping to Auschwitz that April.
Forced into slave labor in harsh conditions, Borowski reflected on this experience in his writing. In particular, working on a railway ramp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, he witnessed arriving Jews being told to leave their personal property behind, being transferred directly from the trains to the gas chambers. While a prisoner at Auschwitz, Borowski caught pneumonia, he was able to maintain written and personal contact with his fiancée, imprisoned in Auschwitz. In late 1944 Borowski was transported from Auschwitz to the Dautmergen subcamp of Natzweiler-Struthof, to Dachau. Dachau-Allach, where Borowski was imprisoned, was liberated by the Americans on May 1, 1945 and after that Borowski found himself in a camp for displaced persons near Munich, he spent some time in Paris, returned to Poland on May 31, 1946. His fiancée, who had survived the camps and emigrated to Sweden, returned to Poland in late 1946, they were married in December 1946. Borowski turned to prose after the war, believing that what he had to say could no longer be expressed in verse.
His series of short stories about life in Auschwitz was published as Pożegnanie z Marią. The main stories are written in the first person from the perspective of an Auschwitz inmate. Early on after its publication in Poland, the work was accused of being nihilistic and decadent, his short story cycle World of Stone describes his time in displaced person camps in Germany. Borowski's poem Silence was written in the aftermath of the liberation of Dachau; the poem is set in the newly liberated concentration camp and opens with imagery depicting a disgraced SS officer being dragged into an alley by a mob of prisoners who try to tear him apart with their bare hands. They return to the barracks and the scene is one of communal food preparation, prisoners noisily grinding grain, slicing meat, mixing pancake batter and peeling potatoes in the narrow paths that wind between their bunk beds, they are drinking hot soup when an American officer arrives. While expressing sympathy for the prisoners seeking vengeance against their captors, he urges restraint, promises punishment under law.
Some prisoners begin to debate where to kill the American officer, but the crowd begins to applaud the officer's promise of justice. When the American officer leaves the camp the prisoners return to the SS officer from the opening scene and trample him to death; the Polish government considered the poem "amoral" but Borowski found work as a journalist. He wrote political tracts as well. At first he believed that Communism was the only political force capable of preventing any future Auschwitz from happening. In 1950 he received Second Degree. In the summer of 1949 he was sent to work in the Press Section of the Polish Military Mission in Berlin, he returned to Warsaw a year and entered into an extramarital affair with a young girl. Soon after a close friend of his was imprisoned and tortured by the Communists. Boro