Friday, January 29, 2010

Arte Público Press 30th anniversary/Piñata Books 15th

Cute: JACKET+BOOKMARK

iRead iBooks: Thoughts on Apple's iPad

So despite (or maybe even in addition to) the obvious unfortunate name chosen for Apple's latest geek lust-inducing new product, it's been the thing everyone has been talking about this week on the web and online.
I always thought that aesthetically at least the ereader market needed Apple's touch and now we've got it:


Watch Steve Jobs unveiling the iPad at http://www.apple.com/

Apple’s iPad: What book lovers need to know, on Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life blog

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Harlem Get Funding for a New Arts Space

New York City is using $2.2 million in federal stimulus funding to develop My Image Studios (MIST), a 20,000-square-foot facility devoted to African and Hispanic arts and culture will offer three screening rooms, performance space, film and digital media studios for postproduction work, and a 7,000-square-foot restaurant, in Harlem - on West 116 Street on the ground floor of the Kalahari Condominium, a new 249-unit mixed-income development that was completed two years ago.

Via Crain's New York Business

Web News

Latin American films that made it to the Academy Awards shortlist for the top foreign film at ourlatinamerica

The Latin American Review of Books calls Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt by John Gibler the one book about Latin America you should read this coming year.

Liza's look at the grossly incomplete Latino Blogosphere list from BlogWorldExpo

Brian Solis takes a look at Social Media and real business metrics on Mashable.

Latinos and the Culture of Anti-Intellectualism

I love the thought-inducing posts over at Sociological Images. Here are three of their latest good reads:
Guest Post – Jersey Shore: On Beauty and Not Even Looking Italian,
Adultifying Kids in a Mini Daddy Video, and
Contradictions in the Depiction of “Plus-Size” Model Crystal Renn

Humorous: Relationship Dealbreaker >> You steal books from the public library

On a sadder note: Which City Has the Most Depressing Local News?

Latest censorship news: A Dictionary gets Banned in a school - the rest of the world laughs at us and
The Texas Board of Ed. Confuses Authors of 'Brown Bear,' with 'Ethical Marxism'

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Narrative of an Italian American in East Harlem

Good stuff:

 
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