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    Las Meninas

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    The painting Las Meninas is a very exquisite painting. It requires deep thought to understand. Although Velázquez painted the original, Picasso also made his own interpretation of it in a cubistic painting more fit to his style. There are differences and similarities to the two paintings and each painter needed much motivation to paint both masterpieces. The original Las Meninas painted by Velázquez, has a subtle but deep underlying meaning that can be difficult to define. In the painting you see Velázquez painted into the picture and he is portrayed painting a picture. Now due to my prior knowledge of the artist, I know that Velázquez painted many portraits of the royal family. He looks as if he is staring at you from the picture and the…

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    La Virgen Analysis

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    The image of La Virgen has been present throughout most of our lives. From our homes to the murals in our communities. Growing up in a Hispanic/ Latino community it’s the norm to see her image either in tattoos, candles, shirts, posters, cars as well as in our churches and grocery stores. Historically, speaking her image has been used politically for instance, Cesar Chavez used her image, during the Mexican War for Independence her image was used as well. The image of La Virgen has evolved…

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    La Llorana Urban Legend

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    La Llorana is a very well-known and widespread urban legend in Mexico and has become just as prevalent in America with the Mexican-American cultural influence of the media, such as horror movies, TV series, and novels. This legend has been passed down from generation to generation as part of the tradition embedded in the Mexican culture and as a result, there are many different interpretations of La Llorana, such as what she looks like as well as what her story is. The fact is this myth is only…

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    La FARC Case Study

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    negotiations, the government and the Marxist rebel group La FARC, agreed on an official peace treaty, ending the civil war that has plagued the country. It was then laid out in a referendum whether the populace supported “yes” or “no” towards the deal. According to the BBC (2016), most polling stations suspected a dramatic majority of voters supporting the deal. However, the BBC (2016) reported the shock result, where the “no” movement won by less than a percentage, which has left the country in…

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    “La Haine” explores the themes of how cultural diaspora would affect the shape of identity. Identity reflects how the ever-changing society would affect an individual’s development, and it would never be completely set in stone. Director Mathieu Kassovitz sets out to capture how the remains of the empire is still apparent in societies with prominent cultural diaspora. Even today, it is being talked about, when it comes to the presence of the migrants. According to Paul A. Silverstein and…

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    Las Vegas Essay

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    For those of you who love adventure and want to have an exciting backdrop for your wedding, you might want to consider Las Vegas. Many people choose Las Vegas as a destination for their weddings. This is because there are so many wedding venues from which to select that nearly any budget can be accommodated. There are drive-through wedding venues and high-end casino wedding venues. Determining which Las Vegas venue is appropriate for your situation will be based on how much money you want to…

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    Las Vegas Misconceptions

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    Las Vegas, Nevada—the city known for its flamboyant nightlife and never-ending party—instills a fictional reputation for those living outside of the city. Tourists often see the beauty and elegance proudly marketed by Las Vegas; the city does what it does best—put on a show. The city does nothing more than put a façade to hide the failure to serve our community. I chose to write about Las Vegas because the misconceptions of my hometown affect how people think of me when I introduce myself.…

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    Contextual Architecture In 2003 my family moved to a house in a newly built part of town in the neighborhood of Lamplight Village. Based on the Lamplight Village painting by Thomas Kinkade, it was beautiful. Not what you would expect from a Las Vegas home, but beautiful nonetheless. The facade of the two story home was light brown horizontal wood siding with big chocolate colored shutters, only for show of course. It had a spacious covered porch, a picturesque window seat and large leafy trees…

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    Journey To Las Vegas

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    Millions visit Las Vegas every year to play at the nightclubs and experience pleasures outlawed anywhere else in the United States. Primary amid these pleasures is the gorgeous women that work as female escorts Las Vegas. No journey to the City of Sin is complete without experiencing the cordiality and camaraderie that these females have to offer. In fact, many males come frequently just to be with the hot escorts in Las Vegas and revel in an escape from the boredoms and tensions of everyday…

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    Las Vegas Shooting Case

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    It’s been a couple day since the shooting had happened in Las Vegas as the most devastating attack and the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock rented a room in downtown Las Vegas through Airbnb at Mandalay Bay a couple days earlier before the Concert. Marilou Danley (the girlfriend) said that she was worried that her boyfriend, Stephen Paddock, was going to break up with her when he bought her a cheap ticket to the Philippines about two weeks…

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