Christina Asquith presents a moving firsthand account of her year teaching in one of Philadelphia’s worst schools. Told with striking humor and honesty, her story begins when the School District of Philadelphia, in desperate need of 1,500 new teachers, instituted a policy of hiring "emergency certified" instructors. Asquith, then a 25-year-old reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, joined their untrained ranks. More challenging than her classroom in the crime-infested neighborhood known as "the Badlands" are the trials she faced outside.
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Clara Blow is a one-woman play in two acts about the life and times of Clara Bow. The "It" Girl was the movies' first American sex goddess. The star of Wings, the first film to win the Best Picture Oscar, Clara Bow's unhappy life, in many ways, paralleled that of her successor, Marilyn Monroe. A longtime victim of insomnia, Ms. Bow lies awake on the morning of her estranged husband's funeral and painfully remembers the mentally ill mother who once tried to kill her; her career as the ultimate "flapper" her many nervous breakdowns; and affairs with the likes of Gary Cooper, Gilbert Roland, director Victor Fleming, and, as is said, the USC football team.
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When Jesus' followers saw him praying, they knew that he connected to God in a profound way. Wanting to know how they could do the same, they asked: "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1). Their request continues to be the desire of all who long for a meaningful life with God.
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As life begins to unravel, Joan begins to reflect on questions that plague us all. While on a weekend retreat, she admits to herself that her financial and professional success hasn’t brought her the fulfillment she expected, and that her life is empty at the core. And so she begins - however tentatively - to ask the existential questions with which all seekers eventually come face to face.
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Count Dracula orders take-out, Italian! When the porn star arrives, he wines and dines her and tries to convince her of the existence of vampires. She's a non-believer right to the end.
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