in Yuras Villa findet das gesellschaftliche Debüt von Oz Vessalius statt. Über den verschiedenen unter Masken verborgenen Gefühlen liegt der erstickte Geruch der Intrige. Überraschend schlägt die Hand des schwarzen Dämons zu, und der wahnsinnige Walzer beginnt...
R to L (Japanese Style). Weekly Time magazine sets up a series of culinary battles between the T zai News's "Ultimate Menu," represented by Yamaoka, and the Teito Times's "Supreme Menu," represented by Kaibara Y zan, Yamaoka's father and nemesis. The ingredient this time is vegetables, specifically cabbages and turnips. Who will win the Vegetable Showdown? Later, Yamaoka and Kurita help Tomii's son get over his hatred of eggplant, and patch a rift between lovers using the power of asparagus.
Expectations are high for the new guy in town, and these five heroes don’t disappoint. You’ll be glad you opened your door to the passionate possibilities! Trapped in Tourist Town: Cady dreams of leaving tiny Scallop Shores for the bright lights of New York City, but she’s stuck playing tour guide when travel writer Burke blows into town for the summer. When deeper feelings develop, can he convince her that everything they need is right in front of them? Naturally Enchanted: As a struggling journalist, Owen Cooper has to make a name for himself, and a tip that a real-life witch is living on Mango Cove may just lead to the big story he needs. Undercover as a shipwrecked tourist, he worms his way into Ezra’s family and their secrets, but can he get her out of his heart? Hiding from Hollywood: When movie producer Ethan Walker breezes into Abby’s diner, she’s terrified. The last thing she wants is her name connected with his when her life is now about hiding from the tabloids. But when she’s left without a safe place to stay, Ethan offers her sanctuary in his home, and Abby must decide whether she can finally stop running and trust Ethan with her secret. Southern Comfort: Natalie Coleman has her hands full with her family responsibilities; she certainly doesn’t have time to humor a Chicago journalist who lands on her porch, seeking spooks in her house. But it turns out there’s more to Newland Tran’s story than Confederate ghosts. Can the unlikely pair discover the truth behind the eerie goings-on before Newland succumbs to Natalie’s brand of southern comfort? Jade’s Treasure: Jade Sawyer simply wants to be left alone to manage her family’s mountain resort and design her jewelry. Then world-famous author Matthew Riley McLaughlin arrives to claim the room he booked as a hideout, and their shared need for privacy becomes personal. But can she overlook a shocking betrayal?
A timely cannon blast at the right-wing media machine and how it subverts the principles of democratic representation Talk radio has done an end run around the voting populace. With Rush Limbaugh now the unofficial leader of the Republican Party and
The work of Charles Bird King, George Catlin, and Karl Bodmer looms large in the field of history, ethnology, and anthropology. No serious study of American Indian people can be undertaken without reference to it, and yet the names of these three men are largely unknown to the general public. Although King, Catlin, and Bodmer worked independently of one another, they were united in a singular vision: all were dedicated to preserving the various cultures of American Indian people through their artwork and writings. Native Americans: A Portrait presents for the first time in one volume a major selection of the original drawings, paintings, and lithographs by these three artists. More than 300 striking full-color reproductions take the reader to the American frontier to experience Indians in their original environment - performing religious ceremonies, hunting buffalo, engaging in bloody battles, and simply living their lives. Also included are dozens of magnificent portraits of the most prominent Indian leaders of the day. The accompanying text by noted scholar Robert J. Moore, Jr., describes the powerful political currents of the 1830s that led to the forced removal of the Indian tribes, while original quotes from the artists themselves offer invaluable insights into nineteenth-century white American culture.
Childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity are not often associated with the civil rights movement. Their ties to the movement may have faded from historical memory, but these qualities received considerable photographic attention in that tumultuous era. Katharine Capshaw’s Civil Rights Childhood reveals how the black child has been—and continues to be—a social agent that demands change. Because children carry a compelling aura of human value and potential, images of African American children in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education had a powerful effect on the fight for civil rights. In the iconography of Emmett Till and the girls murdered in the 1963 Birmingham church bombings, Capshaw explores the function of children’s photographic books and the image of the black child in social justice campaigns for school integration and the civil rights movement. Drawing on works ranging from documentary photography, coffee-table and art books, and popular historical narratives and photographic picture books for the very young, Civil Rights Childhood sheds new light on images of the child and family that portrayed liberatory models of blackness, but it also considers the role photographs played in the desire for consensus and closure with the rise of multiculturalism. Offering rich analysis, Capshaw recovers many obscure texts and photographs while at the same time placing major names like Langston Hughes, June Jordan, and Toni Morrison in dialogue with er-known writers. An important addition to thinking about representation and politics, Civil Rights Childhood ultimately shows how the photobook—and the aspirations of childhood itself—encourage cultural transformation.
Στην αναρχούμενη Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία της εποχής του Ναπολέοντα, ο πρεβεζάνος Δήμος Μανιάκης, αμούστακο κι όμως ξεβγαλμένο παλικαράκι, ρίχνεται από την τύχη του την μπαμπέσα σε μια περιπλάνηση γεμάτη κινδύνους· αλλά συγχρόνως και στα προστατευτικά χέρια ενός Βενετσιάνου που με τον βοηθό του τριγυρίζουν από Βουθρωτό μέχρι Ναύπακτο, πουλώντας υφάσματα και όπλα.
Οι περίπλοκες διασυνδέσεις ληστών και εμπόρων, οι δολοπλοκίες Οθωμανών και Ρωμιών στην Πόλη για τα αξιώματα στα Γιάννενα, οι φιλοδοξίες των πασάδων, τα πρώτα βήματα του Αλή Τεπελενλή, το άγριο παιχνίδι της τοπικής πολιτικής μπλεγμένο με το ακόμη αγριότερο ανάμεσα στην Ρωσία και την Αυστρία ποια θ' αρπάξει μεγαλύτερο κομμάτι της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας, η αδυναμία της Βενετίας να υπερασπιστεί τις κτήσεις της, η παραζάλη των Ρωμιών ανάμεσα στις κάθε λογής μυστικές υποσχέσεις των Μεγάλων και τις φανερές προδοσίες τους - αυτός είναι ο λάκκος με τα φίδια όπου μπαίνει ο Δήμος με μοναδικό εφόδιο την ευστροφία του και με οδηγό του την αφοσίωση. Η χειρότερη απειλή όμως δεν θα προκύψει από τον ίμερο για την τροφαντή και ψεύτρα Ροδούλα, τον καταχθόνιο Ζερζούλη, τον αμείλικτο Μπατίστα ή τα μυστικά που κρύβουν όλοι τους, παρά από το μαχαίρι που κρατά στα χέρια του το υπόδειγμα και το είδωλό του, ο μεγάλος του αδερφός, ο Σίμος.