Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I'm Bringin' Conjugations Back ....

This is fantastic .... foreign languages teachers ROCK!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Junot Diaz won the Pulitzer Prize!!

Felicidades, Junot!!

The photo is from a reading given by Junot at the Montclair Public Library back in December, hosted by Watchung Booksellers.

Amazing reading, really interesting man, and an incredible book .... check out "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," if you haven't already.

Fortunately, the Pulitzer Prize committee did!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Juanes vs. Chávez - the video game

What I love most about this is that not only is it a video game in which Juanes takes on Hugo Chávez to promote peace in Latin America ...

... but he does it with his guitar.

And when he "shoots" -- he is launching musical notes, not bullets.

It's not unusual for "joke" video games to come out (the infamous Zidane head-butt created lots of them), but they usually involve mucha sangre, even when the original incident didn't.

It's nice that in this game, the objective is "tranquilizar con la música". That is exactly what Juanes and his fellow artists sought to do with the Paz Sin Fronteras concert.

Kudos to InkaGames, which succeeds in being peace-promoting in a funny and timely way.