2016年6月2日 星期四

sliver, outfit, geopolitics, buzzer, a fly on the wall , hormone-charged

The institution of Burmese hip-hop—the fact that it exists and thrives in popular culture today—is very political. And it is a testament to how hard rappers fought for a sliver of autonomy in a police state that tried to give them none
Under Myanmar's military junta, hip-hop was seen as transgressive and rebellious
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Photo: A party in Brooklyn, N.Y. Ilana Panich-Linsman’s photo essay, shot mostly in 2009 and following a few young women — all 15 at the time — examines a small sliver of teenage culture.

Ms. Panich-Linsman, who was studying at the International Center of Photography, wanted to shadow and photograph teenage girls as they made the small decisions that began to define them as women. So she went inside and started to explain how she wanted to be a fly on the wall as they lived their hormone-charged teenage lives.





Gustav Klimt's shimmering canvases have come to stand for Viennese portraiture from the turn of the 20th century. Yet his dazzling, sensuous women were just a sliver of a far larger and stranger artistic period in Europe's cultural capital at the end of a gilded age. "Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900" at London's National Gallery reveals the darker sense of self that prevailed at the time http://econ.st/1fzqp0U



Outfitting the 'Veep'
By BEE-SHYUAN CHANG

The HBO comedy, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, confronts the question of what a vice president should wear - if she's a woman.



ON little Star Street, a sliver of a lane in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai neighborhood, a group of hungry friends and I walked up and down the same block, iPhone maps in hand, a handful of times before pausing before a quiet apartment building. “Is this it?” I asked, triple-checking the address before pressing the buzzer.




THIS story is of no material importance to Japan. It is the story of Jane. And it is a story of a very small, dark sliver of 20th century geopolitics that festers still.



At roughly $7 billion, sales at GE's appliance division represent just a sliver of the company's $173 billion of annual revenue and therefore the impact of any sale on the company will be limited. The appliance outfit consists of refrigerators, freezers, electric and gas ranges, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, microwave ovens and air conditioners, sold under brands including GE Profile and Hotpoint, according to the company's Web site. GE entered the business in 1907 and boasts of milestones such as introducing the first room air-conditioner in 1930.
通用電氣電器業務的銷售額約為70億美元﹐在該公司1,730億美元的全年收入中有如九牛一毛﹐因此出售這部分業務對公司的影響有限。據通用電氣網站上的 信息﹐其生產的電器包括冰箱、冷柜、電爐及燃氣灶、洗碗機、洗衣機和烘干機、微波爐、空調等﹐冠以GE Profile和Hotpoint等品牌。通用電氣於1907年開始涉足這項業務﹐並取得了一些突破性成果﹐如1930年推出了第一台室內空調機。

sliver

Syllabification: (sliv·er)
Pronunciation: /ˈslivər/
Translate sliver | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish

noun

  • a small, thin, narrow piece of something cut or split off a larger piece:a sliver of cheese figurative there was a sliver of light under his door
  • a strip of loose untwisted textile fibers produced by carding.

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective slivered)
  • cut or break (something) into small, thin, narrow pieces:slivered almonds
  • convert (textile fibers) into slivers.

Origin:

late Middle English: from dialect slive 'cleave'
sliver 
noun [C] FORMAL
a very small thin piece of something, usually broken off something larger:
a sliver of glass
Just a sliver of cake for me, please - I shouldn't really be having any.
sliver Pronunciation (noun) A thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something.
Synonyms:paring, shaving
Usage:I fed it, shaving by shaving, and sliver by sliver, till at last it was snapping and crackling as it laid hold of the smaller chips and sticks.


outfit (GROUP)
group noun [C] INFORMAL
an organization, company, team, military unit, etc:
He has recently set up his own research outfit, which has as yet no name.


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【動詞】 【他動詞】
(‐fit・ted; ‐fit・ting) 〈…の〉したくをする; 〈…に〉〔したくを〕供給する 〔with〕.
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They were outfitted with new clothes. 彼らに新しい支給され(てい)た.

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