For the last nine months, L.A. Weekly has conducted a tournament to determine the best L.A. novel ever — but we wanted to know what others thought as well. We asked a number of our favorite writers, booksellers, publishers and critics to tell us about their favorite L.A. novel. Here’s…
Earlier this summer, NPR’s Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
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If you have made frequent use of social media in the last few years, you have undoubtedly come across the “LATISM” acronym a number of times.
LATISM stands for Latinos in the Social Media and…
This was TL;DR, but I will say that I’ve avoided using the hashtag in my social media use. I don’t get it. At first it just seemed corny and opportunistic. Now that’s super monetized and tied to all sorts of MNCs, I get the icky vibe.
“This is a litany to those of us in this field. “What more will the Negro want?” “What will it take to make these demonstrations end?” Well, I would like to reply with another rhetorical question: Why do white people seem to find it so difficult to understand that the Negro is sick and tired of having reluctantly parceled out to him those rights and privileges which all others receive upon birth or entry in America? I never cease to wonder at the amazing presumption of much of white society, assuming that they have the right to bargain with the Negro for his freedom.”—Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. - The Daily Beast (via robot-mama)