Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hot mama/Mami chula

    I rather like this current phase of pregnant bellies on display, and came across this picture : Jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and a fantastic shot and composition. It’s not in your face sexy, much like Dietrich and that it is … Continue reading

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Still on a reggaeton kick

Trying to finish a story before the deadline (in a month, but I am the panicky type) and listening to Wisin y Yandel, which makes me ruminate on translation. Every time I do any translation work, I struggle, as do … Continue reading

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Men and their toys: Sexy Movimiento

Sexy Movimeinto, Wisin Y Yandel.   Hip-hop, which has become synonymous with any type of urban music, can be many things: subversive, masochistic, misogynistic, amusing, repellant and fascinating. Nas, to me, represents a example of hip-hop as a good expression … Continue reading

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ROFL: Gaining a perspective on Brazil

Mrs Terrain: Really, Sam! Why can’t you do something about these terrorists? Sam Lowry: It’s my lunch hour. Besides, it’s not my department. From: Brazil (1985) Universal Studios/20th Century Fox I don’t know about you, but I find this ridiculously, … Continue reading

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In reference to…

The Dog by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. To read more*: http://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/online-gallery/on-line-gallery/obra/dog-half-submerged/ Wings of a Butterfly is released today, and since I mentioned this painting in the book, I just thought it’d be nice to share a little more about … Continue reading

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Read of the Week: Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (HarperCollins, 2007). A skeleton detective? As far as skeletons go, nothing can beat Prachett’s anamorphic Death. An interesting premise, nonetheless, and I am glad to see a girl as the heroine, instead of the usual … Continue reading

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Bookie review: Fanny Hill

Too much of a good thing is bad enough. Too much of a bad thing, worse. Fanny Hill by John Cleland has always struck me as the latter, demonstrating the thin line erotic and downright boring many erotic novels straddle. … Continue reading

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