Rutgers University Press is a nonprofit academic publishing house, operating in New Brunswick, New Jersey under the auspices of Rutgers University. Rutgers University Press, a nonprofit academic publishing house operating in New Brunswick, New Jersey, under the auspices of Rutgers University, was founded on March 26, 1936. Since the Press has grown in size and the scope of its publishing program. Among the original areas of specialization were Civil War history and European history; the Press’ current areas of specialization include sociology, health policy, history of medicine, human rights, urban studies, Jewish studies, American studies and media studies, the environment, books about New Jersey and the mid–Atlantic region. Rutgers is one of thirteen publishers to participate in the Knowledge Unlatched pilot, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books. Official website
The 2010 Open GDF Suez was a women's professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was a Premier tournament on the 2010 WTA Tour, it took place at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France from February 8 through February 14, 2010. The top two seeds were Elena Dementieva, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in singles and a 2009 Wimbledon semifinalist and Flavia Pennetta. Participating in the tournament were Yanina Wickmayer, home favourite Aravane Rezaï, Shahar Pe'er, Alizé Cornet. Serena Williams, the 2010 Australian Open singles champion withdrew before the main draw was released. 1 Rankings as of February 1, 2010. The following players received wildcards into the main draw: Julie Coin Petra Martić Flavia PennettaThe following players received entry from the qualifying draw: Vesna Manasieva Ioana Raluca Olaru Evgeniya Rodina Karolina Šprem Elena Dementieva def. Lucie Šafářová, 6–7, 6–1, 6–4 It was Dementieva's second title of the year and sixteenth of her career, it was Dementieva's last career title after her retirement at the end of the year.
Strfkr, stylized STRFKR, is an indie rock band from Portland, Oregon. It began in 2007 as a solo project of Joshua Hodges. Members include Joshua Hodges of Sexton Blake, Shawn Glassford, Keil Corcoran, Arian Jalali Prior to forming Starfucker, Hodges released a solo album titled Sexton Blake and followed up with an album released under the band name "Sexton Blake" entitled Plays The Hits! Both albums were released on Expunged Records. During this time Corcoran was the drummer for Vegas-based grindcore band The Weirding Way; the name Starfucker started off as a joke by Sam Norris, an early patron of the band, but the band's success under the name grew rapidly. In response to this success, with the guidance of an ex manager, they changed their name to Pyramiddd, before changing their name back. In 2010, Starfucker announced that they would be signing with Polyvinyl Records, releasing a two-song EP, a full album in preparation for March 2011. On August 2, 2011, Starfucker announced; the group shortened their name to STRFKR in 2012.
On February 10, 2016 the band released a single titled "Never Ever", while the album Being No One, Going Nowhere was released in November of that year. On September 6, 2019 the band released a new single titled "Fantasy" Strfkr's song, "Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second" was notable for its use in Target's "Pink Pepto" commercial in 2009 created by the Portland ad agency Wieden+Kennedy; the promotion was selected as the AdWeek's "Ad of the Day" on September 4, 2009. "Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second" was featured in the TV series Weeds in a scene where Andy and Audra are in a minivan, as well as their song "Biggie Smalls" in the final episode of the series. "Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second" was featured in the TV series The Blacklist near the end of episode 14 of season 1 in 2014. Their song "Bury Us Alive" was featured in the 2012 film Chronicle. Strfkr's cover of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" from Jupiter was featured in a Juicy Couture ad directed by Terry Richardson starring Candice Swanepoel in 2012, in the pilot episode for the MTV series Faking It in 2014.
The song "Millions", off of the album Reptilians, was played on the American version of the television show Skins. The song "Mona Vegas", off of the album Reptilians, was played in the 2013 film Over. "While I'm Alive", from the album Miracle Mile, is featured in the film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. The songs "Rawnald Gregory Erickson The Second", "While I'm Alive" and "Bed-Stuy" were played in the 2014 film Two Night Stand, starring Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton as main characters, Jessica Zohr, Scott'Kid CuDi' Mescudi. “Open Your Eyes” was played during the opening title of Trinkets on Netflix, in the third episode of the first season “P*ssy Palace” Further explaining the band's name, Josh Hodges said: "I was around all these people who were kind of douchey, the kind of people I would never hang out with, one of them bragged about being a'starfucker.' I thought,'Who are these people? What is this world?' That's why I chose the name: because it represented all I didn't want to be a part of, all I didn't want to do.
So it does hold us back, but, the point, originally." They have explained it is to keep themselves from taking themselves too as a band and get involved in social politics in the music industry: "I got kind of sick of the idea of success through music or something, so that’s how STRFKR was born. I had this other band and the label it was on had this vision for it and I wasn’t that into it. So I just kind of quit doing that and I was still making music in my basement. It’s just something I always will do whether I’m showing it to other people or not and that’s what STRFKR was. I was like, let’s just do this at house parties. I was trying to remove myself from that rat race or whatever."Hodges describes the goal of the band's music as "dance music that you can listen to, that's good pop songs, but you can dance to it.". Another defining characteristic is their lyrics, which discuss death and the end of the world but doing so over upbeat and popular dance music. Samples from lectures by Alan Watts are spliced into several of their songs, including "Florida," "Isabella of Castile," "Medicine," "Pistol Pete," "Mystery Cloud," "Golden Light," "Hungry Ghost", "Interspace" and "Quality Time".
The band, notably bassist Shawn Glassford, has earned a reputation for wearing women's clothing during live performances, as was prominently displayed in the band's music video for the song "German Love", directed by Rebecca Micciche. This is used in harmony with their "anti-fashion" approach to music. However, most of their music videos are not made with much of the band's actual involvement or appearance. Starfucker Burnin' Up Jupiter B-Sides "Julius" "Happy Fucking Holidays" "Dragon Queens" 7" Split w/ Champagne Champagne "The Wisdom of Insecurity" from Japan 3-11-11: A Benefit Album "While I'm Alive" "Golden Light" 12" "Astronaut" b/w "Little Lover" "Never Ever" "Amiee" "Fantasy" "Never The Same" Heavens Youth Mixtape 1 Vault Vol. 1 Vault Vol. 2 Vault Vol. 3 Being No One, Going Nowhere Live From Brooklyn Steel Official website Strfkr at AllMusic