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The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

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.

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My simple Kindle Fire HDX review: What’s to like and not to like

My simple Kindle Fire HDX review: What’s to like and not to like

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.

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The ‘unfilmable’ becomes filmable as slew of sweeping books leap to big screen

The ‘unfilmable’ becomes filmable as slew of sweeping books leap to big screen

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?

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The IAAS Announces Danbee Kim as Legal Intern for Summer 2012

The IAAS Announces Danbee Kim as Legal Intern for Summer 2012

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.

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Andrew Jackson Publishes Long-Awaited Groundbreaking Book on African American Librarians

Andrew Jackson Publishes Long-Awaited Groundbreaking Book on African American Librarians

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.

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Tony Medina Publishes Latest Collection of Poetry: An Onion of Wars

Tony Medina Publishes Latest Collection of Poetry: An Onion of Wars

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).

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An Anthology with a Mission: Nothing But Red

An Anthology with a Mission:  Nothing But Red

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.

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Our Long Awaited Issue, ¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE?, Has Published

Our Long Awaited Issue, ¿WHAT’S IN A NOMBRE?, Has Published

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.

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phati’tude Literary Magazine Announces Hiatus until January 2013

phati’tude Literary Magazine Announces Hiatus until January 2013

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.

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The Literature of Resistance

The Literature of Resistance

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.

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