This is a radical book, which brings together the fields of political theory and television studies. In one of the first books to do so, Samuel A. Chambers exposes and explores the cultural politics of television by treating television shows--including Six Feet Under, Buffy, Desperate Housewives, The L Word, and Big Love--as serious, important texts and reading them in detail through the lens of queer theory. Samuel A.
Chambers makes the case for the profound significance of "the cultural politics of television," the way in which a television show's text itself engages with the politics of its day. He argues for queer theory's essential contribution to any understanding of the political, and initiates a larger project of queer television studies.
This is an important and fresh contribution to queer theory and to the understanding of television as politics.
Julie Brooks Barbour is a poet exposed, calling on the essentials: apples, air, earth, a tiny tugging mouth. She makes a home in the opposite ends of a blooming life and writes forward. Hers is the voice of the new mother calling herself back to swollen breasts and healed stitches.
Hers—the levitating voice of the quintessential poet capturing life moments that have been "left to themselves." Julie Brooks Barbour has left us humans, in need of her noticing, the greatest of portraits: the human soul seduced by what is puzzling, fleeting, always true.
Key Features Discover how to monitor complex IT environments with System Center Operations Manager using tips, tricks and best practice recommendations from industry experts. Learn how to create eye-catching dashboards and reports to help deliver a tangible return on investment back to your organization.
Optimize, troubleshoot and perform disaster recovery in Operations Manager using step by step examples based on real-world scenarios. Book Description Most modern IT environments comprise a heterogeneous mixture of servers, network devices, virtual hypervisors, storage solutions, cross-platform operating systems and applications. All this complexity brings a requirement to deliver a centralized monitoring and reporting solution that can help IT administrators quickly identify where the problems are and how best to resolve them. Using System Center Operations Manager (OpsMgr), administrators get a full monitoring overview of the IT services they have responsibility for across the organization - along with some useful management capabilities to help them remediate any issues they've been alerted to.
This book begins with an introduction to OpsMgr and its core concepts and then walks you through designing and deploying the various roles.
After a chapter on exploring the consoles, you will learn how to deploy agents, work with management packs, configure network monitoring and model your IT services using distributed applications. There’s a chapter dedicated to alert tuning and another that demonstrates how to visualize your IT using dashboards.
The final chapters in the book discuss how to create alert subscriptions, manage reports, backup and recover OpsMgr, perform maintenance and troubleshoot common problems. What you will learn Install a new System Center 2016 Operations Manager Management Group Design and provision custom views to relevant support teams. Understand how to deploy agents Work with management packs Monitor network devices Model your IT services with distributed applications Create dashboards and custom visualizations Tune, optimize, maintain and troubleshoot System Center Operations Manager About the Author Kevin Greene is a Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter Management space and has been working in IT since 1999. He is employed as a Cloud Technologies Consultant at Ergo in Dublin, Ireland and in this role, he works with clients to deliver enterprise grade solutions using System Center, Windows Server and Azure. On the Microsoft certification track since the nostalgic days of Windows NT 4.0, he holds qualifications that include MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCP, and MCTS.
Kevin is an active participant in the System Center and Cloud OS community through his blog at http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.com and he can also be found hanging around Twitter as @kgreeneit. A regular speaker at local and international events, he has also co-authored a number of books including ‘Mastering System Center 2012 - Operations Manager’ (Sybex, 2012) and ‘Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2’ (Sybex, 2013).
Brutal Billionaire. Vengeful Kingpin. Fierce Protector. The mafia made me what I am. I take.
I destroy. But it's time to go legit. I'm the one in charge now. Men bow down to me. Women submit to me. Harper was supposed to be collateral. Now she's my property.
A strawberry blonde virgin with curves that could kill. If my enemies aren't careful, I'll do just that. They want to sell her, but I already own her. They said they're coming for me. Well, let them come. I can lose my life. But I won't lose her. When I'm through with them, they'll wish they were dead. Who will still be standing when the bullets fall?
Build a fantasy…one smoking-hot touch at a time. All Tied Up It’s a dream come true for Lindsay—help transform an old inn into a BDSM playground on an unlimited budget. Even her new handyman, Brad, is a wet dream in a tool belt. What better way to test-drive her new creation than by letting him fulfill her darkest, most delicious desires? All Worked Up Candace has sworn off men, at least until she’s done restoring the inn at Mason Creek. But the carpenter she’s hired to create furniture designed for…endurance…is making her rethink her vow.
Marc intended to keep the sexy spitfire at arm’s length, but when she wins a bet, what’s a red-blooded guy to do except let her collect all her winnings? All Lit Up Anna is thrilled to create a romance-themed room in the inn—until she discovers the only bricklayer available to build the fireplace is Daniel. The boy who broke her teenage heart, and still colors her nights with red-hot fantasies. Daniel still doesn’t know why Anna cut off all communication right before her sweet-sixteen party. He intends to find out, even if it means pushing the limits of her seductively designed room… Warning: Smokin’ hot sex with creative use of toys, frank language, and a dash of magic.
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors Lexi Blake, Larissa Ione, Lisa Renee Jones, and Cherise Sinclair... Four Dark Tales. Four Sensual Stories. Four Page Turners. DUNGEON GAMES: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake: On the hunt for a killer, Derek Brighton enters a shadowy underworld only to find the woman he aches for is working the same case. Karina Mills is searching for a missing girl and won’t stop until she finds her. To get close to their prime suspect, they need to pose as a couple. But as their operation goes under the covers, unlikely partners become passionate lovers while the killer prepares to strike. AZAGOTH: A Demonica Novella by Larissa Ione: He holds the ability to annihilate souls in the palm of his hand. She’s an angel with the extraordinary ability to travel through time and space. An angel with a tormented past she can’t escape. And when Lilliana is sent to Azagoth’s underworld realm, she finds that her past isn’t all she can’t escape. For the irresistibly sexy fallen angel known as Azagoth is also known as the Grim Reaper, and when he claims a soul, it’s forever… NEED YOU NOW: A Shattered Promises Series Prelude by Lisa Renee Jones: Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken...alone. Then one day, a stranger touches your hand and you feel something intense, unforgettable...but you want to forget. You need to forget. It’s safer than believing in things you’ve decided don’t exist. You know shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again. SHOW ME, BABY: A Masters of the Shadowlands Novella by Cherise Sinclair: As a Shadowlands Master, Jake Sheffield watches out for all the trainees. But one is special.
Lush body, a gift for living life to the fullest, always laughing or smiling. Although Rainie trips all his switches, she’s avoided him since the moment she arrived…and he let her have that play. But when she lies to him about her goals, he knows the time has come for a Master to take an active part in her training. Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
“If you’ve ever doubted your ability to be a vessel of grace and healing in the life of someone who’s hurting, you need to read A Place Called Bing. It is the story of a wounded soul named Josh, but chances are there is a Josh living next door to you or even sitting near you in the pew at church.”—Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family His whole life has been a story of hurt and rejection. Is one family’s love enough to turn it all around? Josh lost his parents in a drunk-driving accident and lost track of his two brothers after a tragic fire. By age eighteen, he is an angry young man who only wants a job, an apartment, and to be left alone. Instead, he meets Mike and Anna, an unusual son-and-mother team who draw him into their lives. For the first time, Josh receives unconditional love and something every human being craves, the gift of “the bing.” But tragedy strikes again, and a shocking secret is revealed. Can Josh hang on to what he’s learned about bings, curses, and family? The life-changing message of the relational classic, The Bing—now in compelling story form.
Complete with a reader’s guide to help you identify and apply the five elements of the biblical bing to your own life and relationships. Visit www.TheBing.com for more information and an opportunity to join The Bing Challenge, one million people choosing to change the life of one child—their child!