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The Racing Romance

In its return to Labor Day weekend last year, the idea was pitched to make the race a throwback with NBC broadcasters sporting outfits that harkened back to the 1970s, concessions and ticket prices that mirrored that point in racing history when NASCAR moved from a regional phenomenon to a true motorsports love affair through the advent of national television broadcasts. Adding the throwback paint schemes tied the old-school vibe with the new-school racecar design.

The Racing Romance

Margo Hendricks is professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is coeditor, with Patricia Parker, of Women, Race and Writing in the Early Modern Period, and she publishes romance novels under the pen name Elysabeth Grace.

Race and Romance: Coloring the Past explores the literary and cultural genealogy of colorism, white passing, and white presenting in the romance genre. The scope of the study ranges from Heliodorus\u2019 Aithiopika\u00a0to the short novels of Aphra Behn, to the modern romance novel Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins. This analysis engages with the troublesome racecraft of \u201cpassing\u201d and the instability of racial identity and its formation from the premodern to the present. The study also looks at the significance of white settler colonialism to early modern romance narratives. A bridge between studies of early modern romance and scholarship on twenty-first-century romance novels, this book is well-suited for those interested in the romance genre.","image":"https:\/\/\/app\/uploads\/sites\/16\/2022\/02\/9780866986953_CVR.jpg","author":["@type":"Person","contributor_first_name":"Margo","contributor_last_name":"Hendricks","contributor_description":"Margo Hendricks is Professor Emerita UC Santa Cruz. A recipient of a 2020-21 Folger Library Fellowship,\u201d she has received\u00a0 a number of academic grants and fellowships to support her writing. Co-editor (with Patricia Parker) of Women, Race and Writing in the Early Modern Period, Margo has published essays on Shakespeare, premodern critical race, early modern women, and whatever strikes her fancy. Other research projects include Heliodorus\u2019 Daughters: Black Women and Romance and Shakespeare\u2019s Negress: An Academic Memoir. . . sort of. She publishes romance under the pen name Elysabeth Grace.","contributor_institution":"UC Santa Cruz","contributor_user_url":"https:\/\/","contributor_twitter":"https:\/\/\/Elysabethgrace","name":"Margo Hendricks","slug":"margo-hendricks"],"editor":[],"translator":[],"reviewedBy":[],"illustrator":[],"contributor":[],"about":["@type":"Thing","identifier":"DS","name":"Literature: history and criticism","@type":"Thing","identifier":"JBCC","name":"Cultural studies","@type":"Thing","identifier":"JBSF","name":"Gender studies, gender groups","@type":"Thing","identifier":"LIT004040","@type":"Thing","identifier":"LIT004290","@type":"Thing","identifier":"LIT024010"],"institutions":["@type":"Institution","code":"US-AZ-002","name":"Arizona State University","url":"https:\/\/\/"],"publisher":"@type":"Organization","name":"ACMRS Press","address":"@type":"PostalAddress","addressLocality":"Tempe","audience":"@type":"Audience","name":"adult","datePublished":"2022-04-05","copyrightHolder":"@type":"Organization","name":"Arizona Board of Regents for Arizona State University","license":"@type":"CreativeWork","url":"https:\/\/\/licenses\/by-nc-nd\/4.0\/","name":"CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)","code":"CC BY-NC-ND","identifier":"@type":"PropertyValue","propertyID":"DOI","value":"http:\/\/\/10.54027\/OLVL5415","sameAs":"https:\/\/\/http:\/\/\/10.54027\/OLVL5415","bookDirectoryExcluded":false,"language":"@type":"Language","code":"en","name":"English"}:root--primary:#8c1d40;--accent:#ffc627;--accent-fg:#000000;--primary-dark:#62142c;--accent-dark:#cc9e1f;:root--reading-width:40em;Skip to contentToggle MenuPrimary Navigation

Channel Maker momentarily hit the front as Bye Bye Melvin began to retreat when the field straightened away with less than a quarter mile to run, but Stone Age had began his move and War Like Goddess also began to surge toward the leaders after waiting for racing room. But Rebel's Romance had all the momentum, hitting the front at the furlong pole and drawing away for the victory.

Has it really been an entire age since Dragon Age: Inquisition lead designer Mike Laidlaw and I last spoke? Of course not. The first part of our interview went up yesterday. We discussed combat, choice, and exploration, and today we're delving even deeper into the rabbit hole dragon den of certain doom. Read on to find out how race/sex, crossovers with previous DA games, romance, and more will function in BioWare's hopeful return to form.

RPS: You've mentioned that romances are going to break outside the box of traditional "BioWare romances." They've been described as more "event-based." What does that mean? Do you reach this point in the game/romance and this thing happens, next point, this thing happens?

Deb Bruce, the daughter of Thoroughbred trainer Robert Bruce, was part of the local racing scene too, often helping her father at his barn while her mother Fredie worked as a messenger bettor in the grandstand.

The 1950s was the Golden Age of comic books. Americans voraciously read stories about superheroes, determined detectives and thrilling romances. This particular comic book, Negro Romance, is a rare find. The characters are African Americans. Gwendolyn Wright seeks out the artists behind this comic book. Were they black? Who were their intended readers?

This dissertation explores how American representations of Italians and Italian Americans engaged, reflected and helped shape the United States' developing concepts of immigration, ethnicity, race, and national identity from 1880 to 1910, when masses of Italian and other "new immigrants" rigorously tested the country's attitudes and powers of assimilation. In a larger sense, the research examines how the process of constructing the modern Italian/Italian American was part of the process of America constructing for itself a modern national identity for a new century.;The dissertation looks at a variety of "texts," including journalism, travel literature, autobiography, fiction, and photographs and illustrations of the period, but concentrates on a handful of American writers and their works. Chapter 1 compares the reportage and photography of the immigrant journalist Jacob A. Riis with the reporting of the "new" immigrant journalist Edward A. Steiner. Chapter 2 examines Henry James's The American Scene in the context of his other writings on Italy and Italians, including travel essays, short stories, and The Golden Bowl . Chapter 3 focuses on Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad and I. Also part of the discussion are two works by William Dean Howells, Venetian Life and A Hazard of New Fortunes .;The research showed that these writers alternately supported and subverted America's often conflicting and confused attitudes and ideas about Italy and Italians, a tangle of discourses related to the romance of artistic, heroic, picturesque Italy and the reality of the Italian "Other" arriving in the form of masses of immigrants on American shores.

Cosco, Joseph Peter, "Eying Italians: Race, romance, and reality in American perception, 1880--1910" (1999). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539623965. :10.21220/s2-5ks5-gk91 Download Share Feedback

They did, as it turned out, and the picture ended up being an Oscar-winning hit. But its success didn't open the cinematic floodgates with regard to interracial romance. Nearly a quarter of a century later, after Spike Lee had made Jungle Fever, in which two interracial romances are seen from a number of perspectives, Ebony magazine interviewed him for a cover story headlined "The Last Taboo." Asked whether attitudes in Tinseltown had changed, Lee replied succinctly: "The last taboo is still taboo."

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Throughout the adventure, the auto racing world's fast pace doesn't let up. Soon the pair - together with our heroine's sassy best friend and the hero's loyal crew - are zooming across the country, from Daytona to Las Vegas and everywhere in between. All along the way they find pit stops for romantic encounters, sexy wagers, secret deals, and a nail-biting race that puts both our hero and our heroine behind the wheel! Your own pulse will pound with excitement when you put yourself in the driver's seat. Racing Hearts is a fun, thrilling ride you'll never forget!

Military personnel parachuted from the sky. High-speed powerboats flew past on the race course with engines roaring and rooster tails of water shooting up behind them. One driver, James Tapp, reportedly died that day, in the very first of many boat-racing wrecks to come.

He was so enthusiastic and ignorant over horses that he insisted upon campaigns that had only the merit of good intentions to recommend them. Some highly paid trainers throw up their positions when their millionaire owners assume the role of dictator, but Crimmins very seldom lost his temper. The major was so boyishly good-hearted and bull-headed that Crimmins had come to view his master's racing aspirations almost as an expensive joke.

It was a month, dating from the memorable meeting with the turfman, before Garrison was able to leave the hospital. When he did, it was to take up his life at Drake's Long Island breeding-farm and racing-stable; for in the interim Drake had passed from book-making stage to that of owner. He ran a first-class string of mounts, and he signed Garrison to ride for him during the ensuing season.


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