Showing posts with label NYC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NYC. Show all posts

Monday, August 01, 2011

We Will Not Rest

I love this narrative ad for so many reasons:

Friday, February 25, 2011

WSJ Profiles the Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Google Grant Recipient

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how Manhattan's legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe has embraced social media and racked up over 18k Facebook fans, "a 30% increase in online ticketing, a 40% jump in web traffic, double the number of events," and a sweet $10,000-per-month grant from Google," by leveraging social media into their publicity campaign.

Great news! I love that place.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Fierce: Bourne's Swan Lake

What do you get when you take an alluring romantic Russian ballet, Tchaikovsky's music, and switch out all the traditional troupe of frilly female dancers (swans) with a menacing flock of bare-chested men?

A re-interpreted modern dance piece that will surely stop you in your tracks and take your breath away!




www.swanlaketour.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BookExpo America & Book Blogger Convention

Two book events in NYC in May that you need to register for now:

BookExpo America - "From the digital revolution to a new business model, the book industry is changing rapidly and BEA is changing, too...We’re offering more than ever before: more content, more events, more titles and authors—and all that means even more buzz.This year’s Autographing Area is scheduled to feature more than 500 author signings during BEA!"


Panel of particular interest:

Leading Latino Authors Are Representative of a Vibrant Market

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
3:15PM - 4:15PM

Location: Room 1B01

Every Latino author on this panel has well over 100,000 in book sales, illustrating that Latino authors do sell. This fast paced session will focus on the careers of these remarkable authors, why Latino authors don’t always receive the attention they deserve and why we will be seeing more best selling Latino authors.


If you can't make it to BEA, then check out:

The Book Blogger Convention

I had a blast at last year's BEA. See you there!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Immigrant Laborers as Superheroes


Are you watching Marvel?

Via www.timeout.com/newyork
Hombre y superhombre
In Neuvo York, heroes are everywhere.

Photo: Dulce Pinzón

If every immigrant, legal or not, suddenly disappeared, New York would come screeching to a halt. Immigrants do the grunt work that keeps Gotham humming, but despite their ubiquity, they’re largely invisible to people outside their communities. According to photographer and former labor organizer Dulce Pinzón, this is especially true of New York’s Mexican labor force, a problem she addresses in her photo series “The Real Story of the Superheroes,” on view at the Brooklyn Public Library.

To make her point, Pinzón, 32, persuaded each of her immigrant-laborer subjects—many of whom she knew from her union work—to don a superhero costume that reflected his or her job. Thus Luis Hernandez, seen with a jackhammer at a construction site, is wearing a costume of the Thing, while Juventino Rosas sports Aquaman’s uniform as he slices tuna at the Fulton Fish Market.

A Mexico City native, Pinzón says she came up with the idea in the aftermath of September 11. “I saw that the concept of heroism had been reborn,” she explains, “so I started to think of tributes to Latinos, who go largely unrecognized by the media.” Her immediate inspiration was finding a Spider-Man costume in a flea market. “I thought, What kind of superpowers would a Mexican have? Well, most of them work 12, 14, 16 hours a day!”

While some of the images were shot guerrilla-style, the picture of window-washer Bernabe Mendez as Spidey took six hours. It was one of the first photos Pinzón wanted to take when she began the series in 2004, but the cost of renting a crane to get the right shot was too expensive. FinallyPinzón decided to use a cheaper method—a harness to suspend herself outside of a building 150 feet in the air. “I thought, What the hell, I’ll just hang. But it was scary!”—Howard Halle

Thursday, February 08, 2007

NYC Free Event: Latino Lit (Tomorrow)


WHAT: Guest speaker, Marcela Landres will discuss
"Latino Literature: Trends vs. Tradition" during which she will provide an overview of Latino publishing in the U.S. followed by a Q&A.

* Sponsored by the NYC Latina Writers Group, http://writers.meetup.com/532/?gj=sj6

WHEN: Friday, February 9, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHERE: Hue-Man Bookstore & Café, 2319 Frederick Douglass Boulevard,
Between 124th and 125th Streets, New York, NY

QUESTIONS: Contact Alicia Anabel at diosa.dominicana@yahoo.com

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Room with a View

Room with a View
Room with a View,
originally uploaded by Literanista.
It's absolutely frigid weather in NYC. Last night I had to wait for the bus about 15 minutes, because I missed one when I got to the stop. I swear I felt the chilly wind in between every seam in my coat and through the two layers of clothing I had on. Ughh, I hate winter!
 
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