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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Mediabistro reports that Jonathan Tasini has filed a class action lawsuit against The Huffington Post on behalf of their bloggers. GOOD. I was hoping this would happen. We're rooting for you Jonathan and all you bloggers who were used and paid nothing while Huffpo sold the site and made what? 300 Million? And Huffpo couldn't bother to pay the people who created the content for the site, without which a sale would have never existed?
Bloggers Against Blogger Lawsuit Against HuffPo http://ow.ly/4zImS
Additional reading: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/13/readers-bloggers-sound-off-on-huff-post-sale/
Image by Pearson Scott Foresman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
New American Writing: Caryl Phillips
wed sep 29, 7:00PM | HAMMER readings
Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts, West Indies, and raised in England. His novel Dancing in the Dark won the 2006 PEN/ Beyond Margins Award, and an earlier novel, A Distant Shore, won the 2004 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. His other awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His most recent book is In the Falling Snow. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and currently lives in New York.
Stanley F. Chyet Poetry Reading
PETER COLE—THE DREAM OF THE POEM: HEBREW POETRY FROM MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN SPAIN
Sunday, October 17, 2:00 p.m.
$5 General; Free to Skirball Members
Advance reservations recommended: Available on site at the Skirball, online at www.skirball.org, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849
Hear prize-winning translator and poet Peter Cole as he reads from and discusses his acclaimed anthology, The Dream of the Poem, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the American Publisher Association’s award for the Book of the Year for 2007. Rich with humor and grace, Cole’s work recreates the world of medieval Spain, where Jewish artistic and intellectual communities flourished under Islamic rule. A book signing follows the program.
“[This] astonishing achievement is fully revealed for the first time in English.... [Peter Cole’s] versions are masterly.” —Eric Ormsby, The New York Times Book Review
WED OCT 27, 7:00PM | HAMMER READINGS