Metaphor in the News

Silhouettes: A Metaphor on Identity and Insignificance - The Phoblographer (blog)

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 00:00

The Phoblographer (blog)

Silhouettes: A Metaphor on Identity and Insignificance
The Phoblographer (blog)
Norwegian photographer Daniel Brox Nordmo, a designer by profession but avid photographer as well, takes aim at modern society in his photo project 'Silhouettes'. “This photo series is a way to emphasize how little importance our identity and ...

Metaphor for a troubled history - The New Indian Express

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 19:33

The New Indian Express

Metaphor for a troubled history
The New Indian Express
Set in Indonesia, Eka Kurniawan's novel Beauty is a Wound ratchets to another dimension. It deftly combines history with legend, romance with family tragedy, and tints it all with a wacky sense of humour. The book can be seen as a metaphor for ...

Hong Kong's urban jungle is real, not a metaphor for concrete and steel - Washington Post

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 01:40

Washington Post

Hong Kong's urban jungle is real, not a metaphor for concrete and steel
Washington Post
This is exactly what I imagine hiking in Scotland or Wales to be like. Every so often, a piece of a craggy mountain breaks through the fog, so thick it feels like I'm walking through cotton balls. On a high point, a hole opens and my friend Jeremy and ...

Potatoes are a beautiful metaphor for diversity in one 12-year-old's Snapchat - Mashable

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:20

Mashable

Potatoes are a beautiful metaphor for diversity in one 12-year-old's Snapchat
Mashable
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. If you want a menial task done in an inspiring and funny way, ask your Snapchat-loving little sister to do it. When London-based Twitter user Maria asked her 12-year-old sister Noor to peel ...

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Renée Zellweger is a walking metaphor for the shameful way we treat aging women in Hollywood - Quartz

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 17:44

Quartz

Renée Zellweger is a walking metaphor for the shameful way we treat aging women in Hollywood
Quartz
A life in the spotlight. (Reuters/Alessia Pierdomenico/Johannes Eisele/Phil McCarten/Mario Anzuoni/Lucas Jackson/Carlos Barria). Share. Written by. Caroline Siede. July 06, 2016. Given Hollywood's well-documented biases about women over the age of 40, ...

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Elie Wiesel's life was a metaphor for Israel and its politics - The Independent

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 19:30

The Independent

Elie Wiesel's life was a metaphor for Israel and its politics
The Independent
It's hard to imagine now, but for the 15 or 20 years following the event no one talked about the Holocaust. The capture and trial in Israel of Adolf Eichmann was the moment when that began to change. But no one did more to imprint the memory of the ...

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How the 'glass ceiling' became such a powerful – and problematic – metaphor - News & Observer

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 05:44

News & Observer

How the 'glass ceiling' became such a powerful – and problematic – metaphor
News & Observer
Again and again, Hillary Clinton and her campaign have made allusions to the “glass ceiling,” the metaphor that for decades has symbolized the struggle women face to reach the top levels of power. In a speech after reaching the number of delegates ...

Using a Visual Metaphor Pictogram to Enhance Communications - ATD (blog)

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:07

ATD (blog)

Using a Visual Metaphor Pictogram to Enhance Communications
ATD (blog)
Additionally, according to Mark Smiciklas in his book The Power of Infographics, some metaphoric icons can also have an emotional connection, such as references to food or animals. One metaphor used frequently to represent the vastness of a seemingly ...

Donald Trump's Rape Metaphor Says A Lot About His Views - Huffington Post

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 19:05

Huffington Post

Donald Trump's Rape Metaphor Says A Lot About His Views
Huffington Post
Additionally, when used metaphorically, rape often goes hand in hand with female objectification. While English isn't as gendered as some languages, everyday discourse is filled with semantic sexism and that sexism includes the default of objects as ...
Donald Trump Just Used "Rape" as a Gross Metaphor for US Trade DealsMic

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Poem of the week: Death makes dead metaphor revive by Denise Riley - The Guardian (blog)

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 13:29

The Guardian (blog)

Poem of the week: Death makes dead metaphor revive by Denise Riley
The Guardian (blog)
He gives the word “pupil” as an example: few of us now recognise there was once a metaphorical connection between the two meanings: the tenor (or, as Goatly prefers, “topic”), “young student” and the vehicle, “an opening in the eye's iris so as to ...

The Mind as Computer Metaphor: Benson and the Mistaken Application of Mental Steps to Software (Part 5) - JD Supra (press release)

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 05:49

The Mind as Computer Metaphor: Benson and the Mistaken Application of Mental Steps to Software (Part 5)
JD Supra (press release)
Part V. The Fictional Mental Steps Doctrine Does Not Apply To Programmed General Purpose Computers. The fictional form of the mental steps doctrine is inapplicable to digital computers and computer-implemented inventions for several reasons. First ...

Lisa H. Cooper: Buggy whip makers is poor metaphor for UW faculty - Madison.com

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 22:08

Madison.com

Lisa H. Cooper: Buggy whip makers is poor metaphor for UW faculty
Madison.com
In a recent television interview, UW System President Ray Cross referred to the fact that under the policies voted into place by the Board of Regents March 10, tenured faculty across the system may now be laid off if the programs in which they teach ...

The Palestinian Museum's emptiness is a fitting metaphor - Al-Bawaba

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:03

Al-Bawaba

The Palestinian Museum's emptiness is a fitting metaphor
Al-Bawaba
A Palestinian farmer watches over his olive trees, flanked by Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank on October 28, 2014. (AFP/Abbas Momani). Follow >. Click here to add European Union as an alert. Click here to remove the European Union alert.

Prostitution is the metaphor for a malaise - Daily News & Analysis

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 05:36

Daily News & Analysis

Prostitution is the metaphor for a malaise
Daily News & Analysis
Any response to whether prostitution represents a threat to the common good and to the values of a healthy society should be premised on an understanding from a sociological and situational perspective that prostitution has always been a metaphor for a ...

Free Will Astrology: Excellent Metaphor - Salt Lake City Weekly

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:02

Free Will Astrology: Excellent Metaphor
Salt Lake City Weekly
"There are situations in life when it is wisdom not to be too wise," said Friedrich Schiller. The coming days may be one of those times for you. I therefore advise you to dodge any tendency you might have to be impressed with your sophisticated ...

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Lewis Black's Hillary Clinton Carpool Metaphor Pretty Much Nails Her Biggest Campaign Problem - UPROXX

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:28

UPROXX

Lewis Black's Hillary Clinton Carpool Metaphor Pretty Much Nails Her Biggest Campaign Problem
UPROXX
Good thing CNN favorite Larry Wilmore invited him on to The Nightly Show on Tuesday to discuss Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, especially because it provided Black with the opportunity to use a nifty carpool metaphor to explain the Democratic ...

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A $6000 toaster is the most absurdly perfect metaphor for income inequality. - Upworthy

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 02:07

Upworthy

A $6000 toaster is the most absurdly perfect metaphor for income inequality.
Upworthy
When tax cuts came up during a televised community meeting in Australia, let's just say that things got a little ... toasty. The controversy started during the May 9 taping of "Q&A," a popular panel discussion show on the country's public broadcasting ...

'Metaphor alert!' Some spot symbolism in this fallen Ben Franklin statue [photo] - Twitchy

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 01:15

Twitchy

'Metaphor alert!' Some spot symbolism in this fallen Ben Franklin statue [photo]
Twitchy
On a particularly blustery Sunday, an 1856 statue of Ben Franklin positioned along the city's Freedom Trail came tumbling down. Bonnie McGilpin, a spokeswoman for Mayor Martin J. Walsh, said city officials believe the bronze statue fell over around 1 p.m..

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'Team Ira' – a metaphor for an uncaring government - Malta Independent Online (blog)

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 14:42

'Team Ira' – a metaphor for an uncaring government
Malta Independent Online (blog)
I never thought I would find myself writing about the Eurovision Song Contest in the middle of a terrible corruption scandal with no end in sight, but because Team Ira was really Team Labour, and a metaphor for much that is wrong with this government ...

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Captain America: Sociopolitical Metaphor - Daily Caller

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 17:15

Daily Caller

Captain America: Sociopolitical Metaphor
Daily Caller
I'm not sure who came up with the following metaphor, but it's perfect: You see somebody push an old lady in front of a bus. You jump in and push her out of the way. Now, you both pushed her. You both used physical force to exert your will. Does that ...

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