William Rothman argues that the driving force of Hitchcock’s work was his struggle to reconcile the dark vision of his favorite Oscar Wilde quote, “Each man kills the thing he loves,” with the quintessentially American philosophy, articulated in Emerson’s writings, that gave classical Hollywood movies of the New Deal era their extraordinary combination of popularity and artistic seriousness.
A Hitchcock thriller could be a comedy of remarriage or a melodrama of an unknown woman, both Emersonian genres, except for the murderous villain and godlike author, Hitchcock, who pulls the villain’s strings—and ours. Because Hitchcock believed that the camera has a murderous aspect, the question “What if anything justifies killing?,” which every Hitchcock film engages, was for him a disturbing question about his own art. Tracing the trajectory of Hitchcock’s career, Rothman discerns a progression in the films’ meditations on murder and artistic creation. This progression culminates in Marnie (1964), Hitchcock’s most controversial film, in which Hitchcock overcame his ambivalence and fully embraced the Emersonian worldview he had always also resisted.
Reading key Emerson passages with the degree of attention he accords to Hitchcock sequences, Rothman discovers surprising affinities between Hitchcock’s way of thinking cinematically and the philosophical way of thinking Emerson’s essays exemplify. He finds that the terms in which Emerson thought about reality, about our “flux of moods,” about what it is within us that never changes, about freedom, about America, about reading, about writing, and about thinking are remarkably pertinent to our experience of films and to thinking and writing about them. He also reflects on the implications of this discovery, not only for Hitchcock scholarship but also for film criticism in general.
About the Author:
William Rothman is professor of cinema and interactive media at the University of Miami. An expanded edition of his landmark study Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze was published in 2012. His other books include The "I" of the Camera: Essays in Film Criticism, History, and Aesthetics,Documentary Film Classics, and Reading Cavell's The World Viewed: A Philosophical Perspective on Film.
Join us for a special evening! Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres
while helping to increase the number of underserved children in
Read to a Child’s programs across South Florida.
Meet Brad Meltzer! - #1 bestselling author, host of TV’s Decoded and
author of the bestselling children’s books I Am Abraham Lincoln, I Am
Amelia Earhart, and I Am Rosa Parks.
To purchase tickets to this special event, please click here.
Read to a Child’s South Florida office began operating in 2005 and was founded by a former Boston employee who was inspired to bring the program to children in her hometown of Miami. Currently, the Read to a Child lunchtime reading program is offered at two Miami-Dade Public Schools.
Virginidades vendidas narra la historia de una niña de 11 años,
quien en primera persona y desde su ingenuidad, describe el mundo en el que se
ve envuelta, una vez su madre vende su virginidad. Una historia cruda y sin
censura que pone al descubierto el universo de la trata de niñas para la
Viólame suavemente describe una violación desde el punto de vista
de la víctima y el victimario. Una narración cruda y sin censura de las
verdaderas justificaciones detrás del porqué es tan fácil y frecuente que un
hombre viole una mujer. Capítulo a capítulo se enfrentan las dos versiones, el
mismo instante, las dos visiones. El placer, el dolor, el violador, la mujer
Sobre la autora:
Rodríguez Reyes, nace en la indiferente Bogotá en 1979. Libretista con 14 años de
experiencia en el medio audiovisual como escritora de historias de amor para
televisión. Ha comido y vivido gracias al melodrama clásico y los sueños
irreales del príncipe azul. Proxeneta de telenovelas y esclava de la
literatura, dependiendo del estado de su cuenta bancaria. Hija y nieta de
escritores. Viajera testaruda, ha recorrido el mundo de extremo a extremo
marcando con una equis todos los continentes. Narradora de universos
interiores, prefiere desobedecer a lo obvio y estirar al límite el caucho de la
trasgresión. Amante de los eventos simples, así como de las historias femeninas
en las que las victorias son pírricas.
libro Viólame suavemente lleva 3 ediciones en un año y fue la novela más
vendida por la editorial Oveja Negra en la Feria Internacional del Libro de
Bogotá en el 2013. Su más reciente lanzamiento, Virginidades vendidas fue
también el libro más vendido en la misma feria en el 2014.
Synchronicity brought this exhibit, " The Spirit of Yoga," together, a project that connects photography, yoga, and rescuing abandoned dogs in Miami.
On View through September 30th.
Frank Navas has been pursuing his passion for photography for over 20 years experimenting with everything from street photography to weddings. More recently, his wife's growing enthusiasm for yoga drew his focus towards capturing the beauty of the practice.
Their mutual desire to help change the plight of the many abandoned animals on the streets of Miami led them to Betty Fritz, a generous young school teacher who houses, comforts, feeds and places countless dogs. Each yogi in these photographs made a contribution, helping save dogs who, without intervention, would be left to die. 100% of the proceeds from Frank's photography go to support Betty and "Friends Forever Rescue."
We would love to get you involved. Ask for a photo session and make a donation in an amount of your choice ( being a yogi is not a prerequisite for a photo session! ). If you are considering adopting a dog, please check out "Friends Forever Rescue."
Daysy Maria del Pozo and Stella Maris Morales-Quinn both came to the United States as part of the 1980 Mariel Boatlift--Daysy settling in South Florida with her family and Stella starting a new life with her mother and step-father in Pittsburgh. Over time, they each find themselves haunted by their families' complicated and painful Cuban pasts. As Stella deals with her mother's suicide and it slowly dawns on Daysy that there are family secrets she must uncover, the reader hears the del Pozo family history, piece by piece, from Daysy's mother. Soon it becomes clear that Daysy and Stella may share more than their Cuban-American heritage.
About the Author:
Chantel Acevedo's first novel, Love and Ghost Letters, won the Latino International Book Award and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book of the Year. Song of the Red Cloak, a historical novel for young adults, was published in 2011. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, North American Review, and Chattahoochee Review, among others. Acevedo is currently an Associate Professor of English and Alumni Writer-in-Residence at Auburn University, where she founded the Auburn Writers Conference and edits the Southern Humanities Review.
Welcome to a world of happy animals who also personify the real feelings and emotions of children. Meet Wally B, a proud Australian wallaby, who wants to jump in the Australian Olympics. Helped by his older brother Jimmy, he pursues his dream.
Sharyn Brotz has created an innocent setting where various species interact with each other in harmony. Sharyn Brotz is an author and illustrator of children’s books from Key Biscayne, Florida. She appreciates children of all ages and of all cultures, which is why this book is bilingual in English and Spanish.
About the Author:
Sharyn A. Brotz
is an accomplished artist, favoring watercolor and gouache as well as
mixed media. She absolutely loves Australia with its unusual animals
and wonderful people. She loves animals and envisions a world where
all species get along in harmony. To see more of her inspirations,
visit her art site at www.littlefaceart.com.
Sharyn A. Brotz
has written two books, both about feisty wallabies from Australia.
The first book is “Wally B Can Jump!” and the second is “Jimmy,
the Athletic Wallaby” Each book is written in both English and in
Spanish and presented in a unique “flip” style to enable readers
of each language to have a book written in their language of choice.
For those who are bi-lingual (or who want to be), the book enables
the ability to practice reading in either language.
Both Wally and
Jimmy have interests in team sports. They pursue their interest in
different ways. Within each character is a young child’s
enthusiasm and concern as to where he or she would best fit. All
illustrations were also done by Sharyn A. Brotz, using either
watercolor, or markers or a combination of both.
Cuervo is the translator of this book. Manny is a retired project
manager who worked with Sharyn and agreed to do the translations.
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.
About the Authors:
Jazz Jennings is twelve years old. She is an honorary co-founder of the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation (www.transkidspurplerainbow.org). She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network, 20/20 specials with Barbara Walters, and The Rosie Show, and she speaks at schools and conferences across the country.
Jessica Herthel is the director of the Stonewall National Education Project, which networks LGBTQ inclusive school districts and develops educational materials for the classroom.
In Time Is Cows, Dr. Tanya Pergola shares the mind-body-spirit medicine and traditions of the Maasai, the proud pastoral people of East Africa – wisdom she gleaned from a ten-year apprenticeship with Lekoko Ole Sululu and other Maasai healers and elders in Tanzania. In a voice that is at once crystal clear and spiritually alive, Dr. Pergola imparts insight, inspiration and gems of wisdom that can be harvested and deployed as antidotes for our increasingly complex, stressful and often enigmatic modern lives. Enriched with photographs, stories and suggested practice tips, Time Is Cows is a handbook for making our lives healthier, simpler and more gratifying.
About the Author:
Born in the United States to parents of Russian and Italian ancestry, Dr. Tanya Pergola was drawn to Africa soon after she completed her doctoral studies in sociology at the University of Washington. In Tanzania, she helped implement sustainable development projects through the humanitarian organization Terrawatu, which she co-founded with Lekoko Ole Sululu, as well as undertaking a comprehensive apprenticeship with Maasai traditional healers. Combining indigenous Maasai teachings and wisdom with her studies as a Vedic Master at the Chopra Center, founded by Deepak Chopra, she currently guides personal journeys and healing safaris. These programs integrate yoga and meditation with indigenous and cutting-edge social psychology technologies, helping people transform the world by transforming themselves. Her primary nest is in Miami, Florida and she flies from there to her homes in South Africa and Tanzania.
One of eleven children of the first wife of his father, Lekoko Ole Sululu was born in a traditional Maasai village in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. He spent his childhood herding his father’s cattle, being initiated as a warrior, and learning the medicinal plants and sacred rituals of the Maasai. He worked as a guide on Mt. Kilimanjaro and for wildlife safaris with several prestigious travel companies based in Tanzania and the United States before co-founding the humanitarian organization Terrawatu with Dr. Tanya Pergola. A respected Maasai elder, Sululu is a traditional healer and herbalist and is the director of the People-to-People Safari Company. His primary home is in Arusha, Tanzania and he travels extensively throughout Maasailand advising communities on how to maintain their traditional culture while developing in new and sustainable economic models.
Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.
About the Author:
In 2003, Irish native Benny Lewis spoke only one language: English. After college, he moved to Spain and was soon frustrated that he could not speak Spanish after six months of trying. So he decided to abandon traditional learning approaches, and everything changed. Today Benny is the known as The Irish Polyglot and speaks over 10 languages, several at a fluent level. He also now runs the largest language learning blog in the world,www.fluentin3months.com, which receives more than half a million unique visitors every month. He uses his languages to travel the world and explore other cultures, living out of his backpack.
launches its 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, September 9!
Art in Public Places: Ideal vs. Reality
prestigious panel will explore the history of South Florida’s Art in Public
Places programs to determine—from both the administrators’ and artists’
perspectives—where we stand compared to other U.S. cities on a variety of
levels. The panel will also discuss the impact of the current political and cultural
climate on the future of our communities’ programs.
by CynthiaBirdsill, administrator of the Art in Public Places program for the
City of Coral Gables and founder of the non-profit Art Connection in the Capital Region
to date include:
Leyva, Public Art Coordinator, Miami Beach
Art & Design Administrator for Broward County
Elayna Toby Singer, Curator and Manager of
temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection at Palm Beach International
Airport; former Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Administrator
An artist and historian will also join the
6:00pm to 6:45pmNetworking in the Courtyard
6:45pm to 7:00pm Announcements
7:00pm to 8:00pm Panel and Q&A
All programs are open to the public and free of
ARTtuesdays/MIAMI is spearheaded by a group of
volunteers who donate their time and resources to ensure that meetings are
professionally organized and well attended. The program committee is comprised
of Carol Damian, Lilia Garcia, Liana Pérez, Elisa Turner, Dora
Valdés-Fauli and Ilana Vardy.