Friday, July 29, 2011

Lit Links & Scoops

I apologize in advance for all the gloomy links:

Spanish archaeologists have started the search for the remains of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes

The August cover of Rue Magazine makes me dreamy and nostalgic!

I finished reading The Kitchen Daughter and I liked it, but one minor detail irritated me: Ginny, the narrator, reflects on a Peruvian woman's memory/scent as being "curry-like." While I am sure it wasn't meant in an offensive manner, it stuck out in my head as a form of gender-related exoticism, once again tied to food.

Stimulating the senses: The History of Flowers and Mexican Cuisine

Speaking of which..., even when we appropriate the cliche's, I still find it to be not so funny.

Guess who was asked to contribute to Fox News Latino? And, guess who turned them down?

Esmeralda Santiago Talks to Harvard Magazine about Suffering a Stroke

We lost Salsa legend Joe arroyo, scholar, historian and anthropologist Ricardo Alegria, and we also observed the thirty-third anniversary of the Cerro Maravilla incident.

Guillermo Del Toro talks shop at Comic Con 2011: Part 1 and 2.

Some one dissected the history of the entire genre of Scifi and made an infographic, inside of what else but a whale... tres magnifique and oh so geeky: History Of Science Fiction Infographic by Ward Shelley

I can still recall when I first wrote about the espresso book machine, well, five years later, here's the QR Code eBook vending machine.

Target's new site Mamiverse, aimed at Latina moms and daughters is too blatantly commercial to not be seen as ploy to target that particular niche audience. Next up: World news brought to you by Tide!

A film version of the Afro Samurai manga is being produced and filmed in the Dominican Republic, which makes me wonder if the tide is turning for the island and their roots.

The race/wealth divide is now ginormous.

A plea for bookstore innovation and lessons learned from Borders.

The apocalypse might come not from zombie but from the loss of our most precious resource: The Coming Water Wars Infographic

We are also in danger of losing our bananas.

Slideshow: Ten Technology Trends That Will Change the World in Ten Years

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