In this hour, Stephen Marche is the author of How Shakespeare Changed Everything. He tells Anne Strainchamps why he thinks Shakespeare is the most important figure in history. Next, Novelist Arthur Phillips is the author of The Tragedy of Arthur. The book tells the story of a fictional character, also named Arthur Phillips, whose family finds a lost Shakespeare play.Then, David Orr says modern poetry shouldn't intimidate us. He's the author of Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry.Finally, Oscar Hijuelos is the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature for his book The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. His memoir is called Thoughts Without Cigarettes. [Broadcast Date: July 6, 2011] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/110706/rt_tbon_110706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1947, major league baseball experienced its first measure of integration when the Brooklyn Dodgers brought Jackie Robinson to the National League. While Robinson's breakthrough opened the gates of opportunity for African Americans and other minority players, the process of integration proved slow and uneven. It was not until the 1960s that a handful of major league teams began to boast more than a few Black and Latino players. But the 1971 World Championship team enjoyed a full and complete level of integration, with half of its 25-man roster comprised of players of African American and Latino descent. That team was the Pittsburgh Pirates, managed by an old-time Irishman. In The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, veteran baseball writer Bruce Markusen tells the story of one of the most likable and significant teams in the history of professional sports. In addition to the fact that they fielded the first all-minority lineup in major league history, the 1971 Pirates are noteworthy for the team's inspiring individual performances, including those of future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Bill Mazeroski, and their remarkable World Series victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles. But perhaps their greatest legacy is the team's influence on the future of baseball, inspiring later championship teams such as the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics to open their doors fully to all talented players, regardless of race, particularly in the new era of free agency. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Free. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011432/bk_adbl_011432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The quinceañera, the 15th birthday celebration for a Latina girl, is quickly becoming an American event. This legendary party is a sight to behold: lavish ball gowns, extravagant catered meals, DJs, limousines, and multi-tiered cakes. The must haves for a "quince" are becoming as numerous and costly as a prom or wedding. And yet, this elaborate ritual also hearkens back to traditions from native countries and communities, offering young Latinas a chance to connect with their heritage. In Once Upon a Quinceañera, Julia Alvarez explores this celebration that brings a Latina girl into womanhood. She attends the quince of a young woman named "Monica" who lives in Queens, and witnesses the commotion, confusion, and potential for disaster that comes with planning this important event. Alvarez also weaves in interviews with other quince girls, her own memories of coming of age as an immigrant, and the history of the custom itself: how it originated and what has changed as Latinas become accustomed to a supersize American culture. Once Upon a Quinceañera is an enlightening, accessible, and entertaining portrait of contemporary Latino culture, as well as a critical look at the rituals of coming of age and the economic and social consequences of the quince parties. Julia Alvarez's dedicated fans will be eager to hear her thoughts on this topic. It is a great book for anyone interested in American youth today: parents, teachers, and teenagers themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daphne Rubin-Vega. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000697/bk_peng_000697_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is a great diversity of opinions in American education stemming from important and controversial questions of what, who, and how children should be taught. Although America s social, economic, and political landscapes have changed since the inception of public schools in the mid-1800 s, the method of educating has barely evolved. The teacher-centered model seen in the mid-nineteenth century that favored student imitation and rote learning disconnected to contemporary life continues to dominate to this day. The lack of student-centeredness in education has failed our students and country. One third of American students will drop out of high school. For Black and Latino students, the statistics are more staggering: nearly fifty percent will drop out (Thornburg/Shelbville, 2006). The vision of an American public education system that is of high quality and accessible to all American children has yet to be fully realized.
After the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11th, much has changed in the United States namely security policy and how America interacts with the rest of the world. But that wasn't the only thing that has changed, U.S. demographics have been changing significantly this century alone. The U.S. Census Bureau found that Latinos accounted for half of the nation's total population growth between the years 2000-2006 and will represent 1 in 4 Americans by 2050. Understanding the Latinos' inclinations towards U.S. security related foreign policy may provide a deeper understanding of how 25% (in 2050) of America's future population will think in terms of foreign policy and security. In efforts to better understand America's largest and fastest growing ethnic community this research analyzes Latino public opinion distinctiveness compared to Black and White public opinion as it pertains to U.S. foreign policy post 9/11, specifically matters relating to terrorism, counter terrorism, military dominance and the use of force to protect national security.
Revision with unchanged content. As the number of Latinos in the United States has been growing, making them the largest ethnic minority at the beginning of the twenty-first century, their presence in film has been increasing as well. Some Hispanic actors, like Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez or Salma Hayek, have even become major stars. And Latinos have gained importance not only as actors on screen, but also behind the scenes as directors, producers and screenwriters. Has this growing influence changed their representation in Hollywood film? After a brief historical overview of the dominant images of Hispanics in American film, the author focuses on movies made since the 1980s. She explores contemporary Latino images in Hollywood film and compares them to past images, while also looking for new representations. To what extent are traditional depictions like the Latin lover, the bandit, the spitfire or the gangster still continued today? Which new representations have the Latinos in the movie industry contributed to balance the often stereotypical images of major Hollywood productions? The book is intended for people in film, media or ethnic studies and for film fans interested in Latino actors and movies.
There is a great diversity of opinions in American education stemming from important and controversial questions of what, who, and how children should be taught. Although America s socio, economical, and political landscape has changed since the beginning of public schools in the mid-1800 s, the method of educating has barely evolved. The teacher-centered model seen in the mid-nineteenth century that favored student imitation and rote learning disconnected to contemporary life continues to dominate to this day. The lack of student-centeredness in education has failed our students and our country. One third of American students will drop out of high school. For Black and Latino students, the statistics are more staggering: nearly fifty percent will drop out (Thornburg/Shelbville, 2006). The vision of an American public education system that is of high quality and accessible to all American children has yet to be fully realized.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Brujeria is an extreme metal band formed in Tijuana, Mexico in 1989. Their name comes from the Spanish word for "witchcraft". Their songs, which are sung entirely in Spanish, are focused on Satanism, anti-Christianity, sex, immigration, narcotics smuggling, politics and also include lyrics about killing white people (despite having a vast majority of white members in the band). Brujeria are admittedly a side-project of guitarist Dino Cazares (founding member of Fear Factory), and has featured artists such as Billy Gould, Nicholas Barker, Raymond Herrera, Jeff Walker and Shane Embury. They perform under pseudonyms and portray themselves as a Latino band consisting of drug lords, concealing their identities due to being wanted by the FBI. Their lineup has changed over time and could be different at any point in time.
The Hispanic/Latino naming dispute refers to the ongoing disagreements over the proper use of the ethnonyms Hispanic and Latino to refer to the inhabitants of Latin America or people of Latin American descent. Like many other naming controversies there are supporters, detractors, and critics and over the years there has been no consensus to decide which term, if any, accurately describes the cultural spectrum of this vast and heterogeneous group. The usage of both terms have changed and adapted itself to a wide range of geographical and historical influences. It is noteworthy that, although both Hispanic and Latino were originally used only to describe people of Latin American descent living in the US, the latter has evolved into an ethnic classification to refer to any person from Latin America regardless of his/her residence, something that has been target of further criticism.