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Silver Age of Comic Books

The Silver Age of Comic Books was a period of artistic advancement and widespread commercial success in mainstream American comic books, predominantly those featuring the superhero archetype. Following the Golden Age of Comic Books and an interregnum in the early to mid-1950s, the Silver Age is considered to cover the period from 1956 to circa 1970, was succeeded by the Bronze and Modern Ages; the popularity and circulation of comic books about superheroes had declined following World War II, comic books about horror and romance took larger shares of the market. However, controversy arose over alleged links between comic books and juvenile delinquency, focusing in particular on crime and superheroes turning them into glorified firefighters. In 1954, publishers implemented the Comics Code Authority to regulate comic content. In the wake of these changes, publishers began introducing superhero stories again, a change that began with the introduction of a new version of DC Comics' The Flash in Showcase #4.

In response to strong demand, DC began publishing more superhero titles including Justice League of America, which prompted Marvel Comics to follow suit beginning with The Fantastic Four #1. A number of important comics writers and artists contributed to the early part of the era, including writers Stan Lee, Gardner Fox, John Broome, Robert Kanigher, artists Curt Swan, Jack Kirby, Gil Kane, Steve Ditko, Mike Sekowsky, Gene Colan, Carmine Infantino, John Buscema, John Romita, Sr. By the end of the Silver Age, a new generation of talent had entered the field, including writers Denny O'Neil, Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Archie Goodwin, artists such as Neal Adams, Herb Trimpe, Jim Steranko, Barry Windsor-Smith. Silver Age comics have become collectible, with the nicest known copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the debut of Spider-Man, selling for $1.1 million in 2011. Comics historian and movie producer Michael Uslan traces the origin of the "Silver Age" term to the letters column of Justice League of America #42, which went on sale December 9, 1965.

Letter-writer Scott Taylor of Westport, wrote, "If you guys keep bringing back the heroes from the Golden Age, people 20 years from now will be calling this decade the Silver Sixties!" According to Uslan, the natural hierarchy of gold-silver-bronze, as in Olympic medals, took hold. "Fans glommed onto this, refining it more directly into a Silver Age version of the Golden Age. Soon, it was in our vernacular, replacing such expressions as...'Second Heroic Age of Comics' or'The Modern Age' of comics. It wasn't long before dealers were... specifying it was a Golden Age comic for sale or a Silver Age comic for sale." Spanning World War II, when American comics provided cheap and disposable escapist entertainment that could be read and discarded by the troops, the Golden Age of comic books covered the late 1930s to the late 1940s. A number of major superheroes were created during this period, including Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Captain America. In subsequent years comics were blamed for a rise in juvenile crime statistics, although this rise was shown to be in direct proportion to population growth.

When juvenile offenders admitted to reading comics, it was seized on as a common denominator. The result was a decline in the comics industry. To address public concerns, in 1954 the Comics Code Authority was created to regulate and curb violence in comics, marking the start of a new era; the Silver Age began with the publication of DC Comics' Showcase #4, which introduced the modern version of the Flash. At the time, only three superheroes—Superman and Wonder Woman—were still published under their own titles. According to DC comics writer Will Jacobs, Superman was available in "great quantity, but little quality". Batman and Robin were doing better, but Batman's comics were "lackluster" in comparison to his earlier "atmospheric adventures" of the 1940s, Wonder Woman, having lost her original writer and artist, was no longer "idiosyncratic" or "interesting". Jacobs describes the arrival of Showcase #4 on the newsstands as "begging to be bought", the cover featured an undulating film strip depicting the Flash running so fast that he had escaped from the frame.

Editor Julius Schwartz, writer Gardner Fox, artist Carmine Infantino were some of the people behind the Flash's revitalization. Robert Kanigher wrote the first stories of the revived Flash, John Broome was the writer of many of the earliest stories. With the success of Showcase #4, several other 1940s superheroes were reworked during Schwartz' tenure, including Green Lantern, the Atom, Hawkman, the Justice Society of America was reimagined as the Justice League of America; the DC artists responsible included Murphy Anderson, Gil Kane, Ramona Fradon, Mike Sekowsky, Joe Kubert. Only the characters' names remained the same. Schwartz, a lifelong science-fiction fan, was the inspiration for the re-imagined Green Lantern—the Golden A

Old Fort Harrod State Park

Old Fort Harrod State Park is a park located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky in the United States. The park encompasses 15 acres and features a reconstruction of Fort Harrod, the first permanent American settlement in the state of Kentucky; the fort was named after James Harrod. The reconstructed fort contains several log structures representing various aspects of military frontier life, including a militia blockhouse, a family blockhouse, several cabins demonstrating pioneer life, a blab school, the minister's cabin, the leader's cabin; the Mansion Museum is a Greek Revival home that contains American Civil War artifacts, a McIntosh gun collection, documents, music collections, Abraham Lincoln memorabilia and Native American artifacts. The park features the cabin where Abraham Lincoln's parents, Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, were married. "Replica of Fort Harrod, Harrodsburg, 1923-1928". Filson Club History Quarterly. 3. October 1928. Retrieved 2011-11-11. Old Fort Harrod State Park Kentucky Department of Parks

Latino children's literature

The term "Latino children's literature" encompasses materials about the cultural experience of Latinos and Chicanos in the United States. This includes people born in Puerto Rico or the United States, or emigrated from such countries as Mexico, Ecuador, or Cuba, with the term encompassing their contributions to the field of writing for children in the United States. Latino children's literature became popular in the 1960s to early 1970s during the Chicano movement, which embodied social issues and education, it gained additional recognition during the 1990s when author Alma Flor Ada launched a book series that explored these messages of identity. The amount of books that fall into the category of Latino children's literature are small, which Sally Nathenson-Mejía and Kathy Escamilla have described as indicative of ethnic children's literature as a whole. Themes in Latino children's literature include the adjustment to American life and aspirations, the inclusion of Latino activists, the discovery of identity.

Many of the books contain messages of ancestry and the conflicting of American values. "High-quality Chicano/Latino children's literature, when used appropriately, challenges whiteness by helping children see themselves, their culture, experiences as something worthwhile to examine and celebrate." Myths and legends is a recurring theme that allows children to tie into their cultural roots and beliefs such as La Llorona, El Duende, La Patasola. The most common styles are the traditional sayings such as the usage of metaphors, similes expressed through riddles, proverbs/sayings, tongue twisters, nursery rhymes. Poetry is a common practice. Alma Flor Ada Pat Mora Notable books include: Friends from the Other Side / Amigos del Otro Lado by Gloria E. Anzaldúa and Consuelo Méndez Castillo - a girl living on the US-Mexican border assists a Mexican boy. Cuadros de familia/Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez - a Mexican-American girl living in Chicago copes with her sister's death and her plans to attend college despite her family's wishes.

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez - a Mexican-American girl living in Texas during the Great Depression falls in love with an African-American boy and struggles to live with her abusive step-father

Sasha Stone

Sasha Stone is an American film blogger based in Los Angeles. She is the editor of the film/awards discussion website Awards Daily. Sasha Stone grew up in Topanga and Ojai and went to Nordhoff High School, she studied film at New York University and Columbia University, graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. She won third place in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards competition at UCLA in 1993, she has one daughter. Stone has written for various entertainment industry magazines, including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The Wrap, was the film critic for the Santa Monica Mirror, she founded a website covering the Academy Awards called Oscarwatch in 1998. The website was renamed Awards Daily after Stone was sued in 2006 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for using Oscarwatch as the site's name for eight years prior. Since its founding, the website has received a Shorty Award nomination. Additionally, Stone has appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition. Following the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013, Stone was featured in a New York Times article about how false information can spread in moments of crisis on Twitter.

She wrote her own account of the night in question on her personal blog. In 2014, Stone was profiled by Boris Kachka in New York Magazine about the growing industry of Oscar punditry, which Stone helped launch. Stone is a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Official website Awards Daily

Julius Peppers

Julius Frazier Peppers is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at North Carolina, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American, was drafted by the Carolina Panthers second overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, played for the Chicago Bears from 2010 through 2013 and the Green Bay Packers from 2014 to 2016. Peppers was named to the Pro Bowl nine times, both the first and second All-Pro teams three times each. In his rookie season, he was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2002, where he recorded 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, an interception, all while playing in only 12 games, he was named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. Peppers was born in Wilson, North Carolina, raised in nearby Bailey, he first attended Hunt High School for his sophomore years. He transferred to Fike High School for his junior year and finally transferred to Southern Nash Senior High School where he completed his junior year and senior year. By the time he was a senior at Southern Nash High School, 225 lb.

Ray Davis, the football coach at Southern Nash, felt that Peppers would be an asset on the gridiron for the Firebirds, despite the fact that Peppers had never played football before. Davis's gamble would pay off. During his high school career, Peppers played running back and defensive lineman, finished his career with 3,501 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns, was one of the most dangerous defensive linemen in the state, he lettered in basketball and was voted all-conference as a power forward for four consecutive years. In 1998, Southern Nash won the state championship in track for the first time in the school's history. Peppers contributed as a sprinter, winning the state championship in the 4×400 meter team relay and finishing second as a triple jumper, he was rumored to have cleared 2.03 meters in the high jump. During his senior year, he was named to the Parade magazine high school All-America team in football as an all-purpose talent and was named Male Athlete of the Year by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

In 2005, Peppers was named by the Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper as one of the 50 Greatest Athletes from the Twin County area. Peppers attended the University of North Carolina, where he played defensive end for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team from 1998 to 2001; as a true freshman in 1998, he was redshirted. Peppers led the nation with 15 quarterback sacks during his sophomore season, earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and second-team All-American honors. Following his junior season in 2001, he was a first-team All-ACC selection and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American, he won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation's top defensive player and the Lombardi Award as the best collegiate lineman and the Bill Willis Trophy as the nation's best defensive lineman. In the three seasons at North Carolina, Peppers started 33 of the 34 games, he is ranked second all-time in UNC history with 30.5 sacks. He accumulated 53 stops behind the line of scrimmage, 167 tackles, 5 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 5 forced fumbles, 13 passes deflected, 42 quarterback pressures and returned 2 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery for touchdowns.

While at the University of North Carolina, Peppers was a walk-on member of the men's basketball team. The North Carolina football coach, Carl Torbush, said he could play football and be a walk-on for Bill Guthridge on the North Carolina men's basketball team, he was a reserve on the 1999 -- 2000 Tar Heels team. Peppers was a reserve on the 2000–01 men's basketball team. In the NCAA Tournament, Peppers scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a loss to Penn State in the second round. After the season, Peppers decided to focus on football and did not play basketball in his final season. Sporting News Freshman All-American First-team All-ACC Second-team Associated Press All-American Second-team Football News All-American Division I-A sacks leader First-team All-ACC Consensus first-team All-American Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalist Chuck Bednarik Award Bill Willis Trophy Lombardi Award Peppers was a regarded prospect coming into the 2002 NFL draft earning comparisons to Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor for his ability to dominate a football game.

Peppers would end up being selected number 2 overall in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers behind number 1 overall pick, quarterback David Carr. On September 8, 2002 against the Baltimore Ravens, Peppers played in his first career NFL game, in which he made an impact by deflecting a pass by Ravens quarterback Chris Redman, intercepted by linebacker Dan Morgan, who proceeded to race 22 yards down field with under two minutes remaining in the game to preserve the victory. In Peppers' second career NFL game, which came on September 15, 2002 against the Detroit Lions, he lived up to his billing with three sacks and a forced fumble for Carolina. Peppers had five tackles including one for a loss, a deflected pass. Peppers, the second overall pick in the draft, got his first NFL sack early in the first quarter, he got another a few minutes and registered his third on the final play of the first half when he drilled Lions quarterback Mike McMahon from behind, knocking the ball loose and leaving McMahon motionless on the ground for several moments.

The game ended up being a 31–7 rout of the Lions. That season, in a 14–13 loss against the Dallas Cowboys in week 6, Peppers produced t

Lucas I Péc

Lucas from the kindred Péc was a Hungarian noble in the first third of the 13th century, who served as Master of the cupbearers from 1229 to 1230. Lucas I is the earliest known member of the gens Péc, which had large-scale possessions in several counties of Transdanubia, in addition to other parts of the Kingdom of Hungary, they originated from Sokoró Hills, their ancient clan estate laid in present-day Felpéc and Kajárpéc. Based on the clan's coat-of-arms, it is possible that Lucas was a knight from Western Europe, who arrived to Hungary during the early reign of Andrew II of Hungary. For his military service, he was granted lands in the surrounding regions. Lucas I had three sons: George served as ispán of Zala County from 1243 to 1244. There is a scholarly debate on the difficulty of the identification of Hungarian nobles with the given name "Lucas", who were active in the 1230s. 19th-century historian Mór Wertner considered all of them as a single person in his various academic works, albeit with various sturdiness.

He claimed that all of relevant data refer to a certain Lucas, son of Hippolytus, mentioned by a charter in 1206. Wertner connected this individual to the Péc kindred. Subsequently, he modified his viewpoint, considered Lucas, who functioned as ispán of Hont County, was "probably different person". Historian Attila Zsoldos analyzed further the question: he separated Lucas, the ispán of the Bakony royal forest too, as its office-holders came from a lower social status in the era. Furthermore, as Zsoldos denoted, the ispán of Moson County was different person from the ispán of Hont County, as they both appeared in the same royal charter in 1239. Attila Zsoldos considered, there were four different office-bearer nobles with the given name Lucas in the first third of the 13th century: Lucas, who belonged to the court of King Andrew II, he served as Master of the cupbearers from 1229 to 1230, beside his position of ispán of Bars County. He is identical with that Lucas, who functioned as ispán of Pozsony County in 1235.

Several historians, including Attila Zsoldos and Tamás Kádár considered this baron might be identical with Lucas I Péc, who rose to the Hungarian elite during his decades of service in the court of Andrew II, but lost political influence, when Béla IV of Hungary ascended the Hungarian throne in 1235. Lucas, a confidant of Duke Béla, who had long opposed his father's land grants and policy, he was Ban of Severin following his predecessor Buzád Hahót's retirement. After Béla's coronation as Hungarian king, he served as ispán of Moson County between 1235 and 1240, it is plausible. Lucas, who came from a lower social status, functioned as count of the Bakony royal forest from 1232 to 1233. Lucas, ispán of Hont County from 1237 to 1239, it is possible that he is identical with #1 Lucas, forced to be satisfied with this insignificant position after Béla IV's enthronement