BOOKS / MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL
For a week Downtown becomes a paradise for book lovers, as Borges envisioned paradise: an infinite library. Books are to be found everywhere. Novels, biographies, history, comics, cookbooks (with demonstrations at the Miami Culinary Institute), and books for children, poetry, philosophy, photography; new books, used and rare. For a week the magic of letters irradiates on the entire city, particularly over Downtown. More.
PHOTOGRAPHY / VISUAL STORY Of MIAMI
While many photographers spent their days documenting what celebrities eat, drink and their face or derriere lifts, Marc Schmidt goes after those conspicuous yet invisible street creatures. Human pigeons, commented a graffitist. Capturing humanity however sad or rejected is one definition of art. It defines documentary photography.
In her seminal essay On Photography, Susan Sontang writes: "Photographs alter and enlarge our notions of what is worth looking at and what we have a right to observe. They are a grammar and, even more importantly, and ethics of seeing."
Marc Schmidt gave up a cardiology practice in Hamburg, Germany, to go chronicling an adventure without real itineraries. A year ago he opened CU-1 Gallery in Miami, a space where European and American art meet, particularly photography.Mr. Schmidt shoots a range of subjects in both color and black and white. Always using his IPhone. A showing of his work is on view at KIWI GALLERY, 117 NE 1st Ave. Downtown Miami.
ART / ALL ABOUT WARHOL
On view a collection of intimate photographs of Andy Warhol in the 1960's by William John Kennedy: The Warhol Museum Edition, courtesy KIWI Arts Group.
September 19 through November.
LIBROS / CRONICA DEL CORAZON
El escritor Raúl Guerrero recuenta la enfermedad cardiovascular que desató múltiples infartos. Utiliza la experiencia vivida en carne propia como herramienta pedagógica. Y, en colaboración con el Dr. Mauro Moscucci, su cardiólogo y ex Director de Cardiología de la Universidad de Miami, añade un módulo enciclopédico que cubre los factores de riesgo, las distintas enfermedades y procedimientos de diagnóstico, tratamientos y medicamentos. Incluye asimismo estrategias que ayudarán al lector a encarrilarse a un estilo de vida conducente a la prevención, control, incluso a revertir las enfermedades cardiacas. More.
BOOKS / MURDER AND THE DOG
A Novella by Raul Guerrero Read More
Spanish Bad Words. Coño. Interjection, very Caribbean, and hip, versatile, urban. Coño, mi amor, estás irresistible, is a compliment for both men and women. More.
Who Speaks Spanish Best? Are we talking about purity or market share? Going by the latter, standard Spanish, the neutral soap-opera variety is superior. More.
Bilingualism’s False Friends An aggressive businesswoman does not translate to ejecutiva agresiva More
Is Spanish Sexist? Zorro, a vindicador, a justicie-fighter, a super hero, Antonio Banderas. Zorra: whore. More.
Socializing and Other Indiscretions. Hemmingway got away with three Spanish phrases: 1. Una cerveza. 2. Dame un beso, “give me a kiss.” 3. Llama a mi abogado, “call my lawyer.” More.
IDIOMA / HISTORIA
Breve historia del español