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David Jones obituary

Scientist and writer who, under his pen name, Daedalus, entertained readers with his ‘impossible’ inventions

David Jones, who has died aged 79, was a physical chemist and writer who, through his columns under the pseudonym Daedalus, entertained readers of New Scientist, Nature and the Guardian for more than 30 years. His ideas for inventions started from secure principles and wove a plausible tale through to the impossible – or so he thought. In fact, many turned out to be feasible. His version of 3D printing with lasers even landed him in a patent dispute in 1974.

He described how to coat the moon in a reflective layer so that northerners would be released from their dark winters and “lovers would blink in its unromantic glare”. His remote-controlled painting machine would climb walls with the aid of slug slime and allow mountain bikes to go up vertical cliffs. He foresaw the problems of the information
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Trials and Tribulations: The Art of Adapting Kafka

Should all adaptations of classic works be faithful?

In an interview with the BBC’s Hew Wheldon, Orson Welles set out his philosophy concerning adaptation, more specifically, his willingness to interpret and alter source material:

Wheldon: Do you have any compunction about changing a masterpiece?Welles: Not at all, because film is quite a different medium. Film should not be a fully illustrated, all-talking, all-moving version of a printed work, but should be itself, a thing of itself. In that way it uses a novel in the same way a playwright might use a novel — as a jumping off point from which he will create a complete new work. So no, I have no compunction about changing a book. If you take a serious view of filmmaking, you have to consider that films are not an illustration or an interpretation of a work, but quite as worthwhile as the original.

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David Bowie Remembered: Early Photos Show His Many Personas

David Bowie Remembered: Early Photos Show His Many Personas
David Bowie had a rarely-equalled streak of musically innovative output in the 1970s, though he continued to make music right up until his death on Jan. 10, 2016. A posthumous Ep was released this week for the one-year anniversary of his death, including the song “Lazarus” which also appears on his final album “Blackstar,” in addition to his final recordings “No Plan,” “Killing a Little Time” and “When I Met You.”

In just four years from 1971 to 1974, he released the indelible albums “Hunky Dory,” “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” “Aladdin Sane” and “Diamond Dogs.”

Born David Jones, he started his career in the early 1960s playing acoustic guitar and appearing in theater and mime productions while crafting the wildly imaginative image that became his trademark. These photos from Britain’s Rex agency, some of them rarely published, show Bowie at his most glamorous, fashionable, thoughtful
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I Still Fancy Him After All These Years’: David Bowie and Iman’s Romantic Love Story in Their Own Words

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I Still Fancy Him After All These Years’: David Bowie and Iman’s Romantic Love Story in Their Own Words
They were together for 25 years and had a cosmic connection. Still, Iman once said she never fell in love with David Bowie.

“I fell in love with David Jones,” the Somali-American supermodel told the Guardian in 2014, referring to the given name of the English rock legend, who died one year ago today at age 69.

“Bowie is just a persona,” she explained. “He’s a singer, an entertainer. David Jones is a man I met.”

Indeed, they managed to live – and treasure – a normal life together, despite the megafame that came with being the ultimate global trailblazers in their respective fields.
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The Search for Simon review – sci-fi comedy bubbles with nerdy zeal

Martin Gooch’s film about an obsessive search for a lost brother throws out a barrage of whimsy but racks up too little emotion tension

Douglas Adams paperbacks and Time Bandits posters – writer-director Martin Gooch likes to put well-thumbed influences to use as onscreen props. But while his 2013 sci-fi comedy, getting a belated release, bubbles with nerdy zeal, it can’t quite bottle the pathos of Terry Gilliam’s irrepressible dreamers. David Jones, played by Gooch, is a fortysomething kidult using a £60,000 lottery win to fund his obsessive search for the brother he believes, to the exasperation of everyone around him, was abducted by aliens as a child. Fondly teasing UFO conspiracy theorists and tabletop-gaming hobbyists, The Search for Simon’s whimsy barrage is admirably detailed – from a fake BBFC certificate to comedy acronyms (British AeroSpace Technology Advanced Research Development Division). But the film waits too long before permitting us
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Nashville: Joseph David-Jones (Legends of Tomorrow) Joins Season Five

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Nashville has taken a star that appeared on season one of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for its fifth season. TV Line reported that Joseph David-Jones has landed a recurring role on the drama – which will return to television on its new home of Cmt this January. On Legends, David Jones appeared as Connor Hawke, the Green Arrow of the future.Read More…
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Two Killed at Brooklyn J'Ouvert Celebration Were Likely 'Unintended Targets,' Police Say

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Two Killed at Brooklyn J'Ouvert Celebration Were Likely 'Unintended Targets,' Police Say
A 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old woman were killed and four others injured Monday morning in three shootings at Brooklyn's J'Ouvert festivities, a pre-dawn celebration of Caribbean culture, People confirms. At 3:50 a.m., 17-year-old Tyreke Borel was shot in the chest and a 72-year-old woman was shot in the left arm, according to a New York City police statement. Both were taken to the hospital, where Borel was pronounced dead. There are no suspects and the investigation is ongoing, according to the New York Police Department. About 20 minutes later, police responded to a call and discovered 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau shot in the face,
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Two Killed at Brooklyn J'Ouvert Celebration Were Likely 'Unintended Targets,' Police Say

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Two Killed at Brooklyn J'Ouvert Celebration Were Likely 'Unintended Targets,' Police Say
A 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old woman were killed and four others injured Monday morning in three shootings at Brooklyn's J'Ouvert festivities, a pre-dawn celebration of Caribbean culture, People confirms. At 3:50 a.m., 17-year-old Tyreke Borel was shot in the chest and a 72-year-old woman was shot in the left arm, according to a New York City police statement. Both were taken to the hospital, where Borel was pronounced dead. There are no suspects and the investigation is ongoing, according to the New York Police Department. About 20 minutes later, police responded to a call and discovered 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau shot in the face,
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David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones Welcomes Child on Six-Month Anniversary of Singer's Death

David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones Welcomes Child on Six-Month Anniversary of Singer's Death
Something tell us David Bowie would be a pretty proud grandfather right about now. The late singer's son, Duncan Jones, took to Twitter on Friday with an extra special announcement regarding the birth of his son with wife Rodene Ronquillo.  "Stenton David Jones. Born July 10th, exactly six months after his grandad made room for him. Love you both so," the director wrote alongside a cartoon image of the father and son embracing their little bundle of joy.  Now Bowie's legacy can live on even longer, as the couple paid tribute to the iconic artist via their son's middle name.  For the eldest son of Bowie, Stenton's birth is a reminder of the final days he...
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Influencer Marketing Platform TheAmplify Acquired By Tech Company You & Mr Jones

TheAmplify, an invite-only influencer marketing platform that works with brands like Pepsi and Ford across platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, and Periscope, has been acquired by tech company You & Mr Jones.

You & Mr Jones was founded by David Jones, the former CEO of advertising goliath Havas, with the stated aim to "build brands using technology." It has also acquired people-powered marketing platform Mofilm and European data company fifty-five, and tendered investments in Mashable, Pixlee, Beeswax, Gfycat, and Niantic.

You & Mr. Jones took an undisclosed majority stake in theAmplify, which was founded by the entrepreneur Justin Rezvani in 2013 at age 25. Rezvani says the company’s influencer network has a daily reach of 500 million people and its chief point of distinction is technology that streamlines the collaboration process between creators and brands. This includes: algorithms that measure the most relevant influencers for a brand, an app that facilitates branded content creation, and analytics
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McAvoy Media and David Jones team on Women in Conversation roundtables

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McAvoy Media and David Jones have teamed up on four-part web series At the David Jones Table: Women in Conversation.to mark International Women.s Day today.

The roundtable discussions are moderated by Gretel Killeen.

Participants include Lucy Turnbull, Lisa Wilkinson, Jesinta Campbell, Jessica Rowe, Mary Coustas, nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver, comedian Fiona O.Loughlin, 2012's Young Australian of the Year Marita Cheng, Vogue Australia's editor in chief Edwina McCann and Harper.s Bazaar Australia's editor in chief Kellie Hush.

Celebrated annually on March 8, International Women.s Day recognises the achievements of women across the world and reflects on the issues that affect women today.

.McAvoy Media is honoured to have produced for David Jones such a prestigious series to mark International Women.s Day", John McAvoy said. .

"The calibre of the women comprising the panels truly reflects the importance of the subjects discussed. .Having this production available online for all people to view,
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Defenders TV Podcast: Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 5 – “The Atomic Job”

The Defenders TV Podcast goes Hollywood…

Welcome back Defenders for our Agent Carter S02E05 The Atomic Job Podcast. This week Derek and John discuss their top 5 points about Episode 5 of Agent Carter from a great new team up of the West Coast Ssr, to a hilarious mind wipe gag and on to a hurtful revelation for Daniel Souse. This was a great episode. We also discuss their thoughts on the casting of Finn Jones as Iron Fist in the upcoming Netflix series.

The “Women of Marvel” interview that Derek mentioned in this weeks podcast with Wynn Everett and Bridget Regan is available here.

Synopsis for Agent Carter S02E05 The Atomic Job Podcast

Directed by: Craig Zisk

Written by: Lindsey Allen

After Jason Wilkes (Reggie Austin) adsorbs a small amount of Zero Matter from a sample of Jane Scotts body Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) races to find the body
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'Peggy' Pays 'Dottie' A Visit In This New Clip From Tonight's Episode Of Agent Carter

"Life of the Party" - When Peggy realizes she cannot save Wilkes on her own, she turns to her most unexpected adversary for help while Whitney makes a move to control the deadly Zero Matter, on "Marvel's Agent Carter," Tuesday, February 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Est) on the ABC Television Network. "Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson. Guest starring are Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick, Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters, Josh Latzer as guard, Hayley McCarthy as Melody, John Kerry as Mortimer Hayes, Ray Wise as Hugh Jones and Casey Sander as Thomas Gloucester.
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Peggy Has A Terrible Idea In New Clip From Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 6: "Life Of The Party"

Peggy has a terrible idea for an unlikely ally in a clip from @AgentCarterTV, airing Tuesday at 9:00 Pm Et on ABC!https://t.co/vwk27YaBHF — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) February 11, 2016 Episode 6: "Life of the Party" - When Peggy realizes she cannot save Wilkes on her own, she turns to her most unexpected adversary for help while Whitney makes a move to control the deadly Zero Matter, on "Marvel's Agent Carter," Tuesday, February 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Est) on the ABC Television Network. "Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson. Guest starring are Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick, Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters, Josh Latzer as guard,
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Full Set Of Stills From Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 6: "Life Of The Party" & Episode 7: "Monsters"

Right-click and open the image in a new tab to view in high resolution                                     "Life of the Party" - When Peggy realizes she cannot save Wilkes on her own, she turns to her most unexpected adversary for help while Whitney makes a move to control the deadly Zero Matter, on "Marvel's Agent Carter," Tuesday, February 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Est) on the ABC Television Network. "Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson. Guest starring are Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick, Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters, Josh Latzer as guard, Hayley McCarthy as Melody, John Kerry as Mortimer Hayes, Ray Wise as Hugh Jones and Casey Sander as Thomas Gloucester.
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Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 5 Review – ‘The Atomic Job’

Amy Richau reviews the fifth episode of Agent Carter season 2…

“I need an atomic bomb.”

In Agent Carter’s fifth episode “The Atomic Job” Whitney Frost is the one desperate to get her hands on an atomic bomb, while Peggy, Sousa, and Jarvis are of course determined to stop her.

Both Frost and scientist Jason Wilkes discover in this episode that zero matter will move through glass, and in fact out of dead corpses, to reunite with the zero matter inside their own bodies. Wilkes manages to become “whole” again – as opposed to his previous ghostly figure – but that change also appears to come at quite a price.

Both Peggy and Whitney find themselves going after the same things in “The Atomic Job” and have a brief but frightening confrontation. Whitney is surrounded by everly increasing violent thugs, while Peggy convinces Sousa to add his agent-secretary Rose (Lesley Boone) and the goofy scientist Dr.
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New Promo For Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 6: "Life Of The Party" & Episode 7: "Monsters"

Episode 6: "Life of the Party" - When Peggy realizes she cannot save Wilkes on her own, she turns to her most unexpected adversary for help while Whitney makes a move to control the deadly Zero Matter, on "Marvel's Agent Carter," Tuesday, February 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Est) on the ABC Television Network. "Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson. Guest starring are Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick, Lotte Verbeek as Ana Jarvis, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Kurtwood Smith as Vernon Masters, Josh Latzer as guard, Hayley McCarthy as Melody, John Kerry as Mortimer Hayes, Ray Wise as Hugh Jones and Casey Sander as Thomas Gloucester. "Life of the Party" was written by Eric Pearson and
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Watch a clip from tonight’s episode of Agent Carter – ‘The Atomic Job’

We’ve already seen one clip from tonight’s fifth episode of Agent Carter season 2 [watch it here], and now ABC has released another sneak peek at ‘The Atomic Job’ which you can check out below…

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Agent Peggy Carter Races To Stop An Atomic Explosion, On “Marvel’S Agent Carter” On ABC

“The Atomic Job” – As Jarvis’ precision and quick-thinking skills are put to the ultimate test, Peggy must find a way to stop an atomic explosion that threatens to destroy all of California, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” Tuesday, February 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Est) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson.
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'Peggy' Delivers A Mean Right Hook In Sneak Peek From Agent Carter Season 2 Episode 5: "The Atomic Job"

Agent Peggy Carter Races To Stop An Atomic Explosion, On "Marvel's Agent Carter" On ABC "The Atomic Job" - As Jarvis' precision and quick-thinking skills are put to the ultimate test, Peggy must find a way to stop an atomic explosion that threatens to destroy all of California, on "Marvel's Agent Carter," Tuesday, February 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Est) on the ABC Television Network. "Marvel's Agent Carter" stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson. Guest starring are Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick, Lesley Boone as Rose, Sarah Bolger as Violet, Christopher Allen as Agent Ryan, Rey Valentin as Agent Vega, Alexandra Vino as bombshell secretary, Ken Marino as Joseph Manfredi, Jimmy Ambrose as Jerry, Matt Braunger as Dr. Samberly and Ray Wise as Hugh Jones.
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Promo images for Marvel’s Agent Carter season 2 episode 6 – ‘Life of the Party’

ABC has released a batch of promotional images and a synopsis for the sixth episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter season two, entitled ‘Life of the Party’, which is set to air on February 16th. Check them out here…

Agent Peggy Carter Enlists An Enemy For Help, On “Marvel’S Agent Carter” On ABC

Life of the Party” – When Peggy realizes she cannot save Wilkes on her own, she turns to her most unexpected adversary for help while Whitney makes a move to control the deadly Zero Matter, on “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” Tuesday, February 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. Est) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa, Wynn Everett as Whitney Frost, Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, and Chad Michael Murray as Chief Jack Thompson.

Guest starring are Currie Graham as Calvin Chadwick,
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