TICKETS REQUIRED: You must have a ticket to enter the signing line at the morning bookstore event. You will receive a ticket with the purchase of one of E L James' books at Books & Books. This ticket will be for the morning autographing event ONLY; this ticket does not grant you admission to her evening presentation. Please call one of our stores -- Coral Gables, Miami Beach, or Bal Harbour Shops to purchase your book.
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, Fifty Shades of Grey (Vintage, $15.95) by E L James is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
Join filmmakers Zack Weil, Gregory Harden and Mary Olszewska for the premiere screening of Taste It: A Comedy about the Recession. Scintillating and made-in-Miami with local actors, Taste It is an outrageous digital feature about putting passion before the plan while living it up in a down economy. Cornell business grad Greg Rosen finds himself living in his childhood bedroom in South Miami after the recession hits. Flat broke and seemingly unemployable Greg’s gone completely off the rails. Inspired by his little sister’s friend Francesca, he takes out a high-interest loan to purchase the local dive bar hoping to turn it into Miami's hottest new eatery. The food’s amazing but, even superb culinary talent doesn’t seem to be a match for the weight of this recession. On the verge of bankruptcy, Greg’s ready to close up shop when he receives an unexpected gift from Francesca. An ending so sweet you can Taste It!
From former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright comes a moving and thoughtful memoir of her formative years in Czechoslovakia during the tumult of Nazi occupation, World War II, fascism, and the onset of the Cold War. An intensely personal journey into the past that offers vital lessons for the future, Prague Winter (Harper, $29.99) combines the intimacy of an autobiography with the drama of an exciting and well-told story--all underpinned by the gravity and intelligence of a serious work of history. Tonight, she’ll be interviewed on stage by Alberto Ibarguen, the President and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to be followed by a Q&A with the audience. This event is presented in collaboration with The Center @Miami Dade College. Secretary Albright will sign books to follow. Free and open to the public.
Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she’d rather not know. And now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things she knows about, she’d rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. There’s a thing or two she’d like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric’s front yard—especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. Discover what happens to Sookie and Bill in the newest book by Charlaine Harris -- Deadlocked (Ace, $27.95).
Tonight, Charlaine will lead a Q&A session with fans, which will be followed by a book signing. All of the books in the Sookie Stackhouse series will be available for purchase and you must purchase at least (1) one book to be allowed entry into the signing line. To keep things running smoothly, fans are allowed to have (2) two books signed at a time. Should they have more than 2 books, they will need to go through the line again. Charlaine will personalize and allow photos with fans. If you don’t want to wait in line, there will be autographed copies available for purchase to follow her talk. Keep in mind, only those books purchased at Books & Books will be eligible for signing -- and our telepathic booksellers will know if you’re not telling the truth!
Written by Charles J. Kropke and Eleanor Goldstein, South Beach: Stories of a Renaissance (IPlus II, $49.95) the book is a treasure trove of original stories and nascent legends. These stories are the culmination of over four dozen personal interviews with influential leaders of South Beach. When added to the original artwork of painter Joe Davis and the stunning photography from Joe and fellow photographer, Petra Mason, the book is a masterful addition to the existing literature of Florida history lavishly illustrated with 150 full color images including 4 double page gate folds.
After its discovery, Phragmipedium kovachii became the rarest and most sought-after orchid in the world. Prices soared to $10,000 on the black market. Then one showed up at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Then came search warrants, a grand jury investigation, and criminal charges. Investigative journalist Craig Pittman unravels this tangled web to shine a spotlight on flaws in the international treaties governing trade in endangered wildlife. The Scent of Scandal (Univ Press of Fl, $24.95) unspools like a riveting mystery novel, stranger than anything in The Orchid Thief or the film Adaptation. Pittman shows how some people can become so obsessed—with beauty, with profit, with fame—that they will ignore everything, even the law.
Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (Amy Einhorn, 25.95), Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. Chapters include: “Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel”; “A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband”; “My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking”; “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane.” Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.
In Castro's Secrets (Palgrave Macmillan, $27), highly acclaimed author and intelligence expert Brian Latell offers a strikingly original view of Fidel Castro in his role as Cuba's supreme spymaster. Based on interviews with high level defectors from Cuba's powerful intelligence and security services, long-buried secrets of Fidel's nearly 50-year reign are exposed for the first time. They include numerous assassinations and attempted ones carried out on Castro's orders, some against foreign leaders. More than a dozen ranking Cuban secret agents embraced by the CIA and FBI speak in these pages; some have never told their stories on the record before. Latell also probes dispassionately into the CIA's most deplorable plots against Cuba - including previously obscure schemes to assassinate Castro - and presents shocking new conclusions about what Fidel actually knew of Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
As the Disney Fantasy joins the cruise fleet, a special treat is in store for guests aboard: the Disney Host Interactive teenage guides will be part of the Fantasy crew. But all is not right below decks. Strange things are happening. Only the Kingdom Keepers know the truth behind their invitation: nearly every Disney villain is represented onboard the new ship: whether on its decks or in its theaters. It's believed the Overtakers have infiltrated the cast and are "stowaways." Worse: it is believed they have stolen an important journal that once belonged to Walt Disney himself and that some kind of mission is planned. But the end game is far more complicated and intense than anything the Kingdom Keepers had planned on. If the Overtakers get their way, a power will be unleashed that no one will have the ability to vanquish: Chernabog, dormant for years, is about to have his full powers restored.... Find our what happens in the newest Kingdom Keepers book -- Shell Game (Hyperion, $17.99) by Ridley Pearson.
Harold Kwalwasser has put together a call to action for education reform that makes a clear case for what has to be done in order to educate all children to their full potential. The analysis in Renewal: Remaking America's Schools for the Twenty-First Century (R&I Education, $43.64) brings together all of the necessary changes in one dynamic strategy. Many schools, even though facing seemingly impossible odds, have succeeded brilliantly. The heart of successful reform is systemic change, which requires the patience, understanding, and commitment of every adult who has a role in the process, from parents and taxpayers, to the school board members, superintendents, and teachers, and on to state legislators and members of Congress.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon has done it all when it comes to nutrition and her body: eaten too little as a model, gobbled too much of the wrong things in her twenties, and fed her body just right but not-quite-satisfyingly when she was pregnant. On the eve of turning 40, Kelly knew she had to figure it out fast: how and what to eat to keep her body beautiful. An enthusiastic outdoorswoman and involved mom, Kelly discovered that eating—really eating—is the key. I Can Make You Hot!(St. Martin's, $24.99) collects the diet and nutrition secrets she researched and tested and still uses herself. I Can Make You Hot! is like rooming with a supermodel and going on a diet together: Kelly wants you to be...HOT!
Moroccan design, from the tiled floors to the colored walls, sculpted ceilings, embroidered fabrics, Berber tents, fountains, gardens, and moreIn a world filled with beige interiors, Morocco is the perfect antidote: a refuge for addicts of saturated color, a haven for devotees of intricate pattern, a destination for admirers of striking architecture.
For anyone who wants to add Morocco's spicy design mix into their own home, Maryam Montague, the personality behind the award-winning blog "My Marrakesh," explains how to do so with the building blocks of Moroccan design--from the colors, patterns, and textiles to the archways, fountains, gardens, and so much more.
With illustrative text and gorgeous photographs, Maryam shows how Moroccan design comes to life in real villas and riads and in her own magnificent home and guesthouse. Eager DIYers will love the ideas presented in sidebars and in how-to projects that can be applied to homes anywhere. Filled with all the richness of Morocco, Marrakesh by Design (Artisian, $29.95) will transport readers straight to the souks and salons of this exotic city while showing them the multitude of ways to live with the enticing elements of Moroccan design.
The first in a series of Brown-bag* discussions at the Museum of Art offered only to those Members at the Museum Enthusiast level ($150) and above will take place today at noon and prepare yourself for a wonderful Moroccan-themed lunch with internationally-known designer Maryam Montague. Don't let the term 'brown bag*' turn you off. The Museum's talented Paris-born caterer, Remy Gautier, is preparing a delicious French-inspired Moroccan lunch of boneless chicken breast marinated with lemon, onion, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, green olives, lemon and cilantro served along with a flavorful couscous, roasted vegetables and chickpeas. A sumptuous orange cake is the dessert.
Lunch will be served during an informative and intimate discussion about decorating with a Moroccan flair by world-renowned designer and writer Montague whose intriguing and beautiful new book is, Marrakesh by Design (Artisan, $29.95). She will be here to answer your questions about design and will sign copies of her book following lunch. Born in Egypt to an American father and an Iranian mother, Maryam Montague considers herself of citizen of the world. She attended schools in Washington, D.C., Paris and Bologna and is fluent in French, English, Farsi, Moroccan and Italian. Along with her husband, architect Chris Redecke, she designed, built and decorated the sublime Peacock Pavilions, a boutique hotel on the outskirts of Marrakesh. Maryam is a frequent contributor to shows on both HGTV as well as the Travel Channel.
Lunch is $25 per person and includes a beverage (coffee, tea, soda, water). Wine is available at an additional charge. You can make your reservation now by calling Shelley Edwards at (954) 262-0221 or emailing at email@example.com. Please hurry; seating is limited! Hardcover copies of Marrakesh by Design are available for $29.95 at our own Books & Books in the Museum lobby. Reserve your copy now by calling Sally Glenn at (954) 262-0234. 12pm
Special for travel-lovers! As Executive Editorial Director at Fodor's Travel, Arabella Bowen utilizes her extensive travel knowledge to lead the respected brand's content strategy across all formats, from guidebook to web. Tonight, Bowen will discuss tips for summer trips to Europe, South America and beyond. Join us for a wine-and-cheese reception and enter a raffle to win a Fodor's Travel Gift Basket featuring Fodor's favorite travel beauty products and a gift certificate to a Fodor's Choice restaurant in Miami! A world traveler from a very young age, Arabella has visited more than 50 countries, and every continent except Antarctica. Averaging at least a dozen trips a year, Arabella's impressive travel resume spans the globe, providing the first-hand destination expertise that is synonymous with Fodor's Travel.
At the start of this intimate and moving memoir, Dr. David Servan- Schreiber is returning by bicycle to his Paris home from an unsettling appointment. Following several months of fatigue and fainting spells, he had scheduled an emergency MRI. The results confirm his worst fears: the return of the cancer that he was first diagnosed with nineteen years earlier.
Fully aware of what the prognosis means, he redoubles his commitment to an Anticancer diet, and complements his chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and vaccine protocols with acupuncture and yoga. At the same time, he undertakes a close assessment of his own life, realizing that he has neglected a key piece of Anticancer advice-to create a stress-free life; instead he had embarked on an international tour to take his message to the public. Nevertheless, he concludes that he would not have done it any differently.
In Not the Last Goodbye (Viking, $22), Servan-Schreiber raises many of the most complex and personal questions about how we live and how we prepare for death. Powerful, honest, and inspiring, he continually surprises with his thoughts on what's important in life and the meaning of death.
Dr. Servan-Schreiber died peacefully last July, surrounded by friends and family, while listening to his favorite music as he had wished and planned. His brother, Franklin, will be presenting Dr. Servan-Schreiber's book and will share the lessons he learned from being a caretaker to his brother.
Gilt Groupe – launched by Alexis Maybank, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, and three colleagues in 2007 – is one of the most fascinating startups of recent years, with a valuation of more than $1 billion. And it all began with one bold idea: to bring sample sales online and change the way millions shop. Alexis and Alexandra share their perspective in By Invitation Only (Portfolio, $27.95) -- this dramatic story of Gilt’s birth, rise, and evolution. They show how they juggled the conflicting needs of their suppliers, engineers, marketers, and potential investors. They explain how they blended their individual strengths and weaknesses and managed their rapidly growing team. They cover the growing pains of expanding into new categories like housewares, travel, and menswear. As you’ll learn from the true story of Gilt, anything is possible for those with the creativity to recognize a new opportunity and the perseverance to make it real.
Pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur "Genius Award" winner Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee's largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents. In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm – a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen's organization helps develop community food systems across the country. An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution (Gotham, $26) is the story of Will's personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats. Presented in collaboration with Slow Food Miami. Free and open to the public.
Julia Alvarez has been called "a one-woman cultural collision" by the "Los Angeles Times Book Review," and that has never been truer than in this story about three of her most personal relationships--with her parents, with her husband, and with a young Haitian boy known as Piti.
A teenager when Julia and her husband, Bill, first met him in 2001, Piti crossed the border into the Dominican Republic to find work. Julia, impressed by his courage, charmed by his smile, has over the years come to think of him as a son, even promising to be at his wedding someday. When Piti calls in 2009, Julia's promise is tested. To Alvarez, much admired for her ability to lead readers deep inside her native Dominican culture, "Haiti is like a sister I've never gotten to know." And so we follow her across the border into what was once the richest of all the French colonies and now teeters on the edge of the abyss--first for the celebration of a wedding and a year later to find Piti's loved ones in the devastation of the earthquake.
In A Wedding in Haiti (Algonquin, $22.95), as in all of Alvarez's books, a strong message is packed inside an intimate, beguiling story, this time about the nature of poverty and of wealth, of human love and of human frailty, of history and of the way we live now.
Readers' Circle Lunch! Join us for lunch with Iran Issa-Khan following her talk. You won't want to miss! You'll choose from a selection of special items at The Café at Books & Books by Chef Allen: $25 per person includes sandwich, salad, beverage, cookie, tax & tip. Space is limited, so reserve your place today. RSVP to Marketing@booksandbooks.com
Iran Issa-Khan: Photography (Whitehaus Media, $125) is 162-page book is a survey of work by artist Iran Issa-Khan, whose photographs focus on nature. With a foreword by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the title is available as an artist edition and a limited edition of 100 copies, which includes a signed art print by Issa-Khan.
Senator George McGovern has been a leading figure of the Democratic Party for more than fifty years. From this true liberal comes a thoughtful examination of what being a Democrat really means. McGovern admonishes current Democratic politicians for losing sight of their ideals as they subscribe to an increasingly centrist policy agenda. Applying his wide- ranging knowledge and expertise on issues ranging from military spending to same-sex marriage to educational reform, he stresses the importance of creating policies we can be proud of. Finally, with 2012 looming, McGovern's What It Means to Be a Democrat (Blue Rider, $22.95) offers a vision of the Party's future in which ideological coherence and courage rule.
Swim(PublicAffairs, $25.99) is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. It’s an inquiry into why we swim—the lure, the hold, the timeless magic of being in the water. It’s a look at how swimming has changed over the millennia, how this ancient activity is becoming more social than solitary today. It’s about our relationship with the water, with our fishy forebearers, and with the costumes that we wear. You’ll even find a few songs to sing when you push out those next laps.
Swimming enthusiast Lynn Sherr explores every aspect of the sport, from the biology of swimming to the fame of Esther Williams; from turquoise pools and wild water to the training of Olympians; and she reveals the secret of buoyancy so that anyone can avoid the example of the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who lamented, “Why can’t I swim, it seems so very easy?” When his friend, the biographer Edward John Trelawny, said, “because you think you can’t,” Shelley plunged into Italy’s Arno River and dropped like a rock. With Swim, you can avoid that happening to you.
Do you own a mom? If so, congratulations! This means you have someone to make you sandwiches, someone to drive you to soccer practice, and someone who is able to hold your snotty, used tissues in her own pocket without gagging. A well-functioning mom is essential to domestic harmony and general wellbeing. Yet despite their status as the most advanced humans on the planet, moms do need some daily care and maintenance to keep them running smoothly. M.O.M (Mom Operating Manual) (Atheneum Books, $16.99) by Doreen Cronin explains everything. Mom requirements include, but are not limited to: light watering, the crust of peanut butter sandwiches, and some peace and quiet every now and then for crying out loud. Take care of Mom…and she’ll take care of you.
Stella loves living with Great-aunt Louise in her big old house near the water on Cape Cod for many reasons, but mostly because Louise likes routine as much as she does, something Stella appreciates since her mom is, well, kind of unreliable. So while Mom "finds herself," Stella fantasizes that someday she'll come back to the Cape and settle down. The only obstacle to her plan? Angel, the foster kid Louise has taken in. Angel couldn't be less like her name--she's tough and prickly, and the girls hardly speak to each other.
But when tragedy unexpectedly strikes, Stella and Angel are forced to rely on each other to survive, and they learn that they are stronger together than they could have imagined. In Summer of Gypsy Moths (Balzer + Bray, $15.99) by Sara Pennypacker, the two discover the one thing they do have in common: dreams of finally belonging to a real family.
Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a Mom. This means you have someone to make you sandwiches, someone to drive you to soccer practice, and someone who is able to hold your snotty, used tissues in her own pocket without gagging. A well-functioning mom is essential to domestic harmony and general wellbeing. Yet despite their status as the most advanced humans on the planet, moms do need some daily care and maintenance to keep them running smoothly. M.O.M (Mom Operating Manual) (Atheneum Books, $16.99) by Doreen Cronin explains everything. Mom requirements include, but are not limited to: light watering, the crust of peanut butter sandwiches, and some peace and quiet every now and then for crying out loud. Take care of Mom…and she’ll take care of you.
Miranda Lovelady, Dr. Bill Brockton's protege, is spending the summer helping excavate a newly discovered chamber beneath the spectacular Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France. There she discovers a stone chest inscribed with a stunning claim: inside lie the bones of none other than Jesus of Nazareth. Faced with a case of unimaginable proportions, Miranda summons Brockton for help proving or refuting the claim. Both scientists are skeptical--after all, fake relics abounded during the Middle Ages--but evidence for authenticity looks strong initially, and soon grows stronger.
Brockton and Miranda link the bones to the haunting image on the Shroud of Turin, revered by millions as the burial cloth of Christ, and then a laboratory test finds the bones to be two thousand years old. The finding triggers a deadly tug-of-war between the anthropologists, the Vatican, and a deadly zealot who hopes to use the bones to bring about the Second Coming--and trigger the end of time.
Set against an international landscape, and weaving a rich tapestry of religion, history, art, and science, The Inquisitor's Key (William Morrow, $25.99) takes Jefferson Bass to an exciting new level of suspense.
In preparing to write The $100 Startup (Crown, $23), Chris Guillebeau identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment, and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. Distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. 6:30pm
When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She’ll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever.
In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir -- MWF Seeking BFF (Ballentine, $15) -- Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites) with the latest social research to examine how difficult—and hilariously awkward—it is to make new friends as an adult. In a time when women will happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF, Bertsche uncovers the reality that no matter how great your love life is, you’ve gotta have friends.
From a young age, Andy Cohen knew two things: He was gay, and he loved television. Now presiding over Bravo's reality-TV empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop-culture obsessive, devoted to Charlie's Angels and All My Children—and to his mother, who received daily letters from him while he was at summer camp, usually reminding her to tape the soaps.
In retrospect, it's hard to believe that everyone didn't know that Andy was gay; still, he remained in the closet until college. Finally out, he embarked on making a career out of his passion for television. The journey begins with Andy interviewing his all-time idol Susan Lucci for his college newspaper and ends with him in a job where he has a hand in creating today's celebrity icons.
In the witty, no-holds-barred style of his show Watch What Happens: Live, Cohen tells tales of absurd network-news mishaps, hilarious encounters with the heroines of his youth, and the real stories behind the Real Housewives. Dishy, funny, and full of heart, Most Talkative (Henry Holt, $25) provides a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the world of television, from a fan who grew up watching the screen and is now inside the TV, both making shows and hosting his own.
Power Plug-In (Energy Scienomic, $19.95) is a daring and controversial book which takes a very cold clear look at the impact current energy sources have had on our world and offers educated analysis and recommendations for future investment in global energy development and research. Energy dependence is destroying our world. That's the problem. Energy independence can save it. That's the solution. Gordon E. Ettie is an expert in both energy and investments who has spent his entire career in the energy industry first as an engineer, then as a CEO and finally as a major financial player and investor examines each energy source and offers his educated analysis and recommendations for future investment in global energy development and research for both individual and organizational investors. This is an energy book that will make a difference.
At the height of World War II, four lawyers in the U.S. Treasury Department discovered that the highly educated, patrician diplomats in the State Department had covered up reports of the Nazi extermination scheme—and then blocked the rescue of 70,000 Romanian Jews forcibly marched into the Nazi-conquered Ukraine and left to die of starvation and disease. The Treasury lawyers charged the diplomats with being "accomplices of Hitler." The stakes were nothing less than the fates of countless European Jews (symbolized by an orphaned girl's struggle for survival in Transnistria), the historical reputation of FDR, and the soul of America itself. In America's Soul in the Balance (Greenleaf, $26.95), Gregory J. Wallance uses rarely cited archival documents, memoirs, diaries, and transcripts to construct this gripping, nonfiction Washington political thriller. With exceptional narrative prowess, he examines the anti-Semitism and extraordinary heartlessness of the wartime State Department, whose behavior is a cautionary tale for world leaders weighing the costs of intervention to stop genocide.
Joining Mr. Wallance will be South Florida resident Ruth Glasberg Gold, a survivor of the Romanian Holocaust (and who is featured America’s Soul in the Balance) and the author of Ruth’s Journey: A Survivor’s Memoir.
The national PJ Library program supports families in their Jewish journey by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children. Presented in collaboration with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Gordon Schools of Beth David Congregation.
The national PJ Library program supports families in their Jewish journey by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children. Presented in collaboration with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Lehrman Community Day School.
Dr. Wayne Siegel practices clinical cardiology in Miami where he was elected chief of cardiology at Baptist Hospital of Miami where he remains on the senior active staff.Sixth Sense (Wajak Press, $10) is his first “non-medical” publication. The poems point to the spiritual “sixth sense” that comes forth from the inner self and are a celebration of our humanity. This afternoon, Dr. Siegel will regale us with a very special reading that includes images.
Puedes tratar de ignorarla pero es inevitable. La tecnología está transformando tu vida y el mundo que te rodea a una velocidad prácticamente incomprensible. Las reglas del juego han cambiado: desde como buscar un trabajo, educarte, promover o financiar tu negocio y hasta proteger a tu familia. Para ser exitosos, es imperativo entender cómo aprovechar estas nuevas herramientas a tu favor. En este revelador libro, Ariel Coro, el principal experto de tecnología para la comunidad hispana, te ofrece justamente eso: un pasaje a este nuevo mundo que te ayudará a lograr tus metas y alcanzar tus sueños. El salto (Vintage, $14.95) es un manual de supervivencia para los tiempos que estamos viviendo. Ofreciendo útiles ejemplos y recursos gratuitos, Coro te mostrará cómo sacar el máximo provecho de este nuevo mundo para encontrar una ruta más directa y rápida hacia el éxito. No te quedes atrás. Conéctate y atrévete a dar “el salto” hacia un brillante y exitoso futuro.
Please note this event is in Spanish: En esta presentación veremos cómo grupo de hip hop colombiano Choc Quib Town le da forma activamente a su identidad. Pertenecientes a una de las regiones mas ricas en recursos naturales, pero mas pobres del país, estos jóvenes del Chocó, construyen de manera activa un discurso musical y visual que analizaremos a través de un recorrido por algunos de sus videos, desde donde interrogaremos sus acciones musicales. Qué nos enseñan acercan del supuesto multiculturalismo colombiano? Cómo utilizan un lenguaje musical proveniente de los guettos de los Estados Unidos, para afirmar una identidad propia? Veremos cómo utilizan su medio de expresión escogido para establecer un punto de resistencia cultural y al mismo tiempo lograr un éxito comercial que los saca de la pobreza y sirve a las generaciones nuevas para entender cómo darle forma a sus vidas de un modo mas creativo, orgullosos de sus circunstancias, mientras encaran un futuro lleno de nuevas posibilidades.
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