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The second volume of the two-part e-book series that invites you to solve mini-mysteries alongside Lemony Snicket. An important postcard never reached its destination, three brothers have been apprehended for one crime, a specter has been seen walking on the pier at midnight-more peculiar events are unfolding all over the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Lemony Snicket is on the case! Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket. Think you've cracked them? Click on the link at the end of each Report to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.Search for File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (Reports 1-6) to complete this mysterious series!
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Containing over 100 traditional and modern adaptations of Filipino recipes, this cookbook is perfect for Americans with little to no experience with Filipino cuisine, and for Filipino-Americans interested in learning new adaptations of traditional dishes. A comprehensive guide, The Filipino-American Kitchen includes a brief culinary history of the Philippines, a list of Filipino ingredients used in the recipes, and a guide to navigating Asian grocery stores. There is also a resource section for ordering ingredients online or directly from stores, followed by 10 chapters of recipes organized by course, with main courses organized by food type. Anyone interested in Filipino cooking will find this book an invaluable resource.
Selected as a semifinalist in the 2007 IACP Cookbook AwardsIn The Filipino-American Kitchen, Chicago-based chef and teacher Jennifer Aranas introduces the exotic flavors of her ancestral Filipino homeland, taking readers on a gastronomic tour--from sweet and spicy to smoky and tangy--while transforming delicious native recipes into easy-to-make meals.Even if you're an experienced Filipino cook, you will discover new favorites among this collection of over 100 recipes, which includes everything from appetizers to desserts. The recipes combine Filipino classics with New World variations, reflecting the author's Filipino-American roots. She offers innovative interpretations of native recipes such as Duck Adobo, Green Papaya and Jicama Salad, Salmon Kilaw, Lamb Casoy, and Ambrosia Shortcake, alongside traditional favorites such as Crispy Lumpia Egg Rolls, Hearty Paella, Pancit Noodles and Sweet Halo-Halo Sundaes.The "Basics" chapter introduces the building blocks of Filipino cuisine, showing you step-by-step how to create authentic Filipino flavors. A detailed buying guide leads you through the bustling Asian market, demystifying the flavor essentials--such as coconut, palm vinegar, shrimp paste and calamansi lime--that set the food of the Philippines apart from its Asian neighbors.With this cookbook at your side, you can share these mouthwatering Filipino dishes with your friends and family.
Praise for Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice "Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice is destined to make a major contribution to the field of Asian American psychology and to the larger field of multicultural psychology. " -From the Foreword by Derald Wing Sue, PhD Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University "Dr. Nadal has done a superb job of locating the experiences of Filipino Americans within the larger scholarship on ethnic minority psychology, while also highlighting the complexity, richness, and uniqueness of their psychological experiences. This book should be a part of everyone's library. " -E. J. R. David, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage "Ranging from historical contexts to present-day case studies, theoretical models to empirical findings, self-reflection activities to online and media resources, Filipino American Psychology will engage, stimulate, and challenge both novices and experts. Without question, Dr. Nadal's book is a foundational text and a one-stop resource for both the Filipino American community and the community of mental health professionals. " -Alvin N. Alvarez, PhD Professor, San Francisco State University A landmark volume exploring contemporary issues affecting Filipino Americans, as well as the most successful mental health strategies for working with Filipino American clients Addressing the mental health needs of the Filipino American population-an often invisible, misunderstood, and forgotten group-Filipino American Psychology provides counselors and other mental health practitioners with the knowledge, awareness, and skills they can use to become effective and culturally competent when working with their Filipino American clients. Filipino American Psychology begins by looking at the unique cultural, social, political, economic, and mental health needs of Filipino Americans. Noted expert-and Filipino American-Kevin Nadal builds on a foundational understanding of the unique role and experience of Filipino Americans, offering strategies for more effective clinical work with Filipino Americans in a variety of settings. A must-read for mental health professionals as well as educators and students in the mental health field, Filipino American Psychology is an insightful look at the Filipino American community and the nuances of the Filipino American psyche.
Brimming with vivid illustrations and rich cultural background, Filipino Celebrations brings to life the festivals and celebrations of this diverse island nation. Each chapter discusses the history of the holiday; its cultural influences; how certain holidays are celebrated differently in different regions of the Philippines; special customs, foods, key words and phrases associated with the festivals; and more.Perfect for families looking to share the unique culture of the Philippines and educators interested in promoting multiculturalism in the classroom, Filipino Celebrations includes activities such as games, songs, crafts and recipes which encourage children to participate and learn while having fun.
Selected and retold by Liana Elena Fomulo, this precious collection of adored Filipino myths and stories is sure to be an enjoyable Western classic.
This book presents a collection of mouthwatering recipes from the Pearl of the Orient. Tuck into a delicious Paella, or savor the delicate flavors of Arroz a La Cubana (Cuban-style Rice). Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in Maja Blanca(Coconut Milk Pudding) or Halo Halo (Iced Fruit Mix) as after-meal accompaniments. Enjoy this lip-smacking selection of timeless recipes and sample some of the Philippines' most popular dishes!
Ghost stories are commonplace in traditional Filipino culture, with virtually every family having their own personal accounts of encounters with the supernatural. Passed on from generation to generation, these tales act as a bridge to the past, to a time lost or nearly forgotten.Full of ghostly encounters with all manner of things eerie and terrifying in the Philippines, Filipino Ghost Stories is a collection of creepy tales that have been told in the author's family for generations. The book delivers terrific entertainment--and some good chills--for those interested in the Philippines and aficionados of the supernatural alike.
The Philippines became Canada's largest source of short- and long-term migrants in 2010, surpassing China and India, both of which are more than ten times larger. The fourth-largest racialized minority group in the country, the Filipino community is frequently understood by such figures as the victimized nanny, the selfless nurse, and the gangster youth. On one hand, these narratives concentrate attention, in narrow and stereotypical ways, on critical issues. On the other, they render other problems facing Filipino communities invisible.This landmark book, the first wide-ranging edited collection on Filipinos in Canada, explores gender, migration and labour, youth spaces and subjectivities, representation and community resistance to certain representations. Looking at these from the vantage points of anthropology, cultural studies, education, geography, history, information science, literature, political science, sociology, and women and gender studies, Filipinos in Canada provides a strong foundation for future work in this area.
Tommy has been friends with Zoe forever. Being with Zoe is sort of like being with one of the guys, only better. Zoe loves to play sports, crack jokes, and she doesn't act all stupid and giggly around boys like most of the other girls in seventh grade. But lately Tommy's friends have started teasing him about being in love with Zoe. It's so ridiculous. So annoying. Still, when Zoe asks him who he likes, Tommy suddenly realizes there is only one name that would fill in the blank...
The bestselling author, speaker, and teacher of John Paul II's Theology of the Body explores the yearning we all have for God and each other.Fill These Hearts is a book about desire. Not trivial wants or superficial cravings, but the most vital powers of body and soul, sexuality and spirituality, that haunt us and compel us on our search for something. Weaving life-altering lessons together from classical and contemporary art, pop music, movies, and the Christian mystical tradition, popular theologian Christopher West explores the ancient but largely forgotten idea that the restless, erotic yearnings we feel in both our bodies and our spirits reveal the cry of our hearts for God. Along the way, West blows the lid off the idea of Christianity as a repressive, anti-sex religion by demonstrating that Christ came to stretch and inflame our desire for love and union to the point of infinity.From the Hardcover edition.
When I got to Merry Jo's stall, I called her name and quietly slid back the stall door. She was lying in the deep straw covering the floor of the stall, wall to wall. One quick look made me pretty sure her baby was coming. I drew close to her flanks. They were quivering slightly. As I watched, a tiny hoof came out of the mare's body. So far, so good. In seconds the other hoof appeared, then a little nose resting on a foreleg. Things were going all right. When Melinda Ross slips out of the house and into the barn early one morning, she helps deliver the most beautiful red-brown filly she's ever seen, Little Missy. This is the beginning of Melinda's twelfth summer, when it seems that nothing can go wrong--until everything does. Melinda's practical and knowing friend Diana helps her cope with family secrets and a well-meaning grandmother. Melinda, meanwhile, has her eye on Diana's handsome older brother, Dwight. But it is Little Missy who wins her heart, blossoming into a class Morgan with Melinda's careful schooling. Little Missy's high-spirited nature is matched only by Melinda's--a quality she must rely on when she finds herself torn between love for her horse and devotion to her family. In this engrossing sequel to A Morgan for Melinda, Doris Gates has crafted a touching and dramatic story that will appeal to Melinda's many fans.
Contributors examine American, European, and international films as artifacts of their times, as indicators of changes and innovations in ways of thinking about and approaching reality, and as influences upon each other and on the viewer.
Since the early days of film, critics and theorists have debated the value of formula, cliché, conventional imagery, and recurring narrative patterns of reduced complexity. The high noon showdown or last-minute rescue, the lonely woman standing in the window or two lovers saying goodbye in the rain-many films rely on these scenes, and audiences have come to expect them. Outlining a comprehensive theory of film stereotype, a device as functionally important to film narrative as it is problematic, Jörg Schweinitz builds an overlooked critical history from the 1920s to today. Drawing on theories of stereotype in linguistics, literary analysis, art history, and psychology, Schweinitz identifies the major facets of film stereotype and articulates the positions of theorists in response to the challenges posed by stereotype. He reviews the writing of Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Theodor W. Adorno, Robert Musil, Béla Balázs, Hugo Münsterberg, and Edgar Morin, and he brings to light less prominent writers, such as René Fülöp-Miller and Gilbert Cohen-Séat, and traces the evolution of the discourse into a postmodern celebration of the device. Through detailed readings of specific films, Schweinitz also maps models for adapting and reflecting stereotype, from early ironic (Alexander Granowski) and conscious rejection (Robert Rossellini) to critical deconstruction (Robert Altman in the 1970s) and celebratory transfiguration (Sergio Leone and the Coen brothers). His history, which won the prestigious Geisteswissenschaften International award, reveals the role of film stereotype in shaping processes of communication and recognition, as well as its function in developing media competence beyond cinema.
For over a decade, this classic budgeting book has helped filmmakers figure out: How do I put a budget together? How much will my project cost? How do I build an impressive-looking budget for Investors and funders'. . . and answers to hundreds of questions you may not have thought of! The 5th edition of this "industry bible" (over 45,000 copies sold) includes: Downloadable budget templates for free. Adapt these for your own use, and save yourself money and hundreds of hours of tedious data entry. Expanded chapter on preproduction. New site survey report. New information about shooting in High-Definition. All the sample budgets have been updated to include either digital capture or nonlinear digital post (picture and sound) line items and explanations. New appendix, resource section, and index. Book jacket.
* Insider author gives no-nonsense advice * Required reading for film students, educators, anyone interested in film. From script analysis to post production, here is the all-inclusive guide to directing for film and television. Written by noted director-producer Myrl Schreibman, The Film Director Prepares offers practical insights on filmmaking, using real-life examples directors won't learn in school. With topics including working with actors, using the camera to tell a story, setting mood, staging, maintaining performance levels, covering shots, and directing for different mediums, The Film Director Prepares will leave new directors truly prepared for their careers.
The truth about Hollywood's moguls, fads, flops, and box-office busters, written with the cool and ironic wit of a true insider.
A noted screenwriter himself, Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry knows his Hollywood. In Film Flam, he takes a funny, original, and penetrating look at the movie industry and gives us the truth about the moguls, fads, flops, and box-office hits. With successful movies and television miniseries made from several of his novels --Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, and Hud-- McMurtry writes with an outsider's irony of the industry and an insider's experience. In these essays he illuminates the plight of the screenwriter, cuts a clean, often hilarious path through the excesses of film reviewing, and takes on some of the worst trends in the industry: the decline of the Western, the disappearance of love in the movies, and the quality of the stars themselves. From his recollections of the day Hollywood entered McMurtry's own life as he ate meat loaf in Fort Worth to the pleasures he found in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Film Flam is one of the best books ever written about Hollywood.
From reviews of the third edition:"Film Genre Reader III lives up to the high expectations set by its predecessors, providing an accessible and relatively comprehensive look at genre studies. The anthology's consideration of the advantages and challenges of genre studies, as well as its inclusion of various film genres and methodological approaches, presents a pedagogically useful overview. "--ScopeSince 1986, Film Genre Reader has been the standard reference and classroom text for the study of genre in film, with more than 25,000 copies sold. Barry Keith Grant has again revised and updated the book to reflect the most recent developments in genre study. This fourth edition adds new essays on genre definition and cycles, action movies, science fiction, and heritage films, along with a comprehensive and updated bibliography. The volume includes more than thirty essays by some of film's most distinguished critics and scholars of popular cinema, including Charles Ramírez Berg, John G. Cawelti, Celestino Deleyto, David Desser, Thomas Elsaesser, Steve Neale, Thomas Schatz, Paul Schrader, Vivian Sobchack, Janet Staiger, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.
Film Noir offers new perspectives on this highly popular and influential film genre, providing a useful overview of its historical evolution and the many critical debates over its stylistic elements.Brings together a range of perspectives on a topic that has been much discussed but remains notoriously ill-definedTraces the historical development of the genre, usefully exploring the relations between the films of the 1940s and 1950s that established the "noir" universe and the more recent films in which it has been frequently revivedEmploys a clear and intelligent writing style that makes this the perfect introduction to the genreOffers a thorough and engaging analysis of this popular area of film studies for students and scholarsPresents an in-depth analysis of six key films, each exemplifying important trends of film noir: Murder, My Sweet; Out of the Past; Kiss Me Deadly; The Long Goodbye; Chinatown; and Seven
Film Noir explores the murky world of a genre responsible for many of film's most enduring images. Mark Bould discusses problems of definition and the often ambiguous nature of film noir and looks at modern films that could be called neo-noir. Iconic and enduring, film noir attracted great stars (Bogart, Bacall, Mitchum, Lancaster), many of the best directors of the era (Wilder, Lang, Preminger, Hawks, Siodmak, Welles) and this book is an indispensible guide to this popular genre.