Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Facial Reconstruction of One of 3 Oldest Human Skeletons in Americas


Las Palmas Woman lived during the ice age some 10,000 years ago in what is today the Yucatan Peninsula, and was discovered in 2002 by INAH specialists.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Marta Acosta’s ‘Shadow Girl’ goes from free on Scribd to hardcover from Tor

Congrats to Martha Acosta!

Old Man and the Sea / Buena Vista Social Club Mashup

This one goes out to those who dream of the sea...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Around the Web

- A new study by the Pew Research Center found that that Blacks and Latinos are among the biggest users of mobile web technology, and that low-income communities are among its fastest adopters.

- 10 Beach Books For Smarty Pants Readers

- If you have already seen Inception, you might appreciate this... (spoiler Alert):
An Illustrated Guide To The 5 Levels Of Inception.

- The Book Inscriptions Project is interesting.

- Wow:  Amazon Now Selling More Ebooks than Print

- Tumblr Is On Fire. Now Over 6 Million Users, 1.5 Billion Pageviews A Month

- Everyone has been checking out who I Write Like, which lead to The iTunes Top 10 Singles And The Writers They Sound Like , and then, A Q&A with the Creator of "I Write Like": "The Algorithm is Not a Rocket Science".

- Swan dive into the best reading experience of your life at the library

- Does the Old Spice Guy’s success mark the end of racism in America? What's your take on this?

- Will reading be an athletic activity 40 years from now? How will the technological advancements affect writers and the creative process?

- Mac Cosmetics issues an apology and pledges to donate proceeds from the sales of their new Juarez inspired line after protests about the choice of names and the gaucheness of a makeup line inspired by a town where over 5,000 (speculated) women's violent murders and rapes have gone unsolved. They have stated they will also change the names of the products in the line.

- Some great posts from Socialogical Images: Latinos’ Attitudes about Women’s Roles, and Some Methodological Issues, and Women and their Maids: A Photographic Levelling

- Loving this song:

Today in Irony

Via Cagle.com

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Letting Be

It's quite funny that for someone who is so generally "quiet" I have such a hard time just getting my mind to be still but I'm learning to just let things be, and take the weight of the world off my shoulders.

Here are some things that have caught my eye lately:

Postbourgie Takes a look at who can appropriate stories and culture

The Grey Lady on Lucy and Oscar Hijuelos' Muse

5 Ways to Cultivate an Active Social Network infographic

Not so much: Prince declares "the internet is over."

Sade - Babyfather "Your daddy love come with a life time guarantee..." - Sweet and sexy video to a sweet song.

Bookshelf Porn - no explanation neeeded

Random confession of the day: I am addicted to Nutella - it's like crack.

Undead fans will enjoy  http://zombify.tumblr.com

Books I want to read:
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender- the description reminded me of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks - My best friend is reading this - she's lending it to me next.
Let the Right One In: A Novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and Ebba Segerberg - Vamps, bullys, and vendettas - coming to the big screen this fall.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - I've always found genetics fascinating.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel by David Mitchell - Who can resist a tale of forbidden love?

* Art credit:  Fermer la fenêtre by Valérie Maugeri
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