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This is not one of those rants about missing the texture, touch, colors, whatever of paper contrasted with the sterility of reading on a tablet. No, the real abomination of ebooks is often overlooked: Some are so ingrained in the product itself that they are hiding in plain sight, while others are well concealed beneath layers of commerce and government.
A new holiday shopping season is upon us and that means a long parade of new consumer electronics, including, what else: tablets. With personal computers (laptops and desktops) starting to fade into the background, tablets remain must-have gizmos. Wall Street might focus a lot of its energies on Apple’s iPhone, but in reality the iPad is going to define Apple’s future.
It would appear that labelling a book unfilmable is a sure-fire way to get a filmmaker’s attention. How else to explain the multitude of book-inspired features currently at the multiplex, a good number of them drawn from challenging literary works chock full of the very things popular cinema generally tries to avoid?
The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), phati’tude’s nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce that Danbee Kim has been selected as its Legal intern for Summer 2012.
Librarian Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) co-edits with fellow librarians, Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. and Akilah S. Nosakhere, The 21st Century Black Librarian in America, a tribute to the late Dr. E.J. Josey, activist and librarian.
phati’tude contributor Tony Medina, a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People for DeShawn Days (2001) and I and I, Bob Marley (2009), has published his seventh collection of poetry, Onions of War (Third World Press).
Nothing But Red is an anthology of literary and visual artists that brings attention to the issue of violence against women worldwide. Published in 2008, poet-teacher-writer-activist and phati’tude contributor and a contributor to this anthology, Andrena Zawinski, continues to promote Nothing But Red, because she believes it serves a worthy cause.
We are pleased to announce the publication of ¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE? Writing Latin@ Identity in America. This 310-page issue, which was guest edited by Nancy Mercado, features a cavalcade of over 117 Latino poets, writers and artists from across the U.S. This groundbreaking issue is not only a great teaching tool, but is an excellent addition in anyone’s library collection.
phati’tude Literary Magazine is going on hiatus after the publication of its Latino issue. This hiatus is being done in the name of growth. It’s not indefinite, and we’ll be back January 2013 to resume publishing our Women’s issue, Spring 2013, which will be edited by Jen Johnson, our Managing Editor.
Author reveals that Literature played an important role in the armed and political struggle of the Eritrea, located on the horn of Africa, with oral poems playing prominently in mobilizing the people against danger.